If you place your hands at the angle of your jaw as you clench your teeth down, you will feel the bulging and hardness of a muscle. This muscle, called Massester muscle. It is often a primary cause of the excessive jaw width and teeth grinding. The injection can also significantly reduce the size of this muscle and narrow the lower part of the face. Additional benefit from the side profile is that the cheeks become highlighted, adding definition and contour to the face. The technique of non-surgical jaw reduction involves injections in to the masseter muscle on each side of the face. Over the next few days this causes a weakening of the jaw muscle and therefore an overall reduction in the size. The procedure is simple and painless and lasts only takes 5-10 minutes. Results can be visible by two weeks and the effect can last up to 6 months. This involves the injection of a natural toxin into the masseter (jaw muscle) on each side of the face.
WILL I NEED A CONSULTATION?
A consultation is required for every new patient. This consultation enables you to express your concerns freely and confidentially. Following an assessment and examination a tailored treatment plan will be provided and the most appropriate treatment for you.
DOES IT HURT?
The procedure is painless. The method of injection virtually eliminates all discomfort without the need for an anaesthetic.
POST TREATMENT CARE
Patients must not rub or massage the treated area for 4 hours after the injection in order to prevent spreading of the medication. Specific after care instructions will be provided during your visit.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE
There really is no recovery period and significant swelling or bruising. The treatment takes only five minutes.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS AND HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
Generally, it will take about 6 weeks before you see the difference and will last typically between 6 months to a year and a half. However, at the end of the first week, you may notice that your jawline feels a lot softer when you bite down and feel it. It is recommended to evaluate the result at 3 months following the first injection. This is in order to evaluate the full effect and see if you need the further treatment. You may need up to 3 treatments in total to achieve maximum result depending upon your jaw muscle size. Top up treatments every 6-12 moths are recommended to maintain the result.