Monday, 4 May 2015

Botox Injection for Facial Contouring

Masseter muscle 

Facial Contouring / Jaw reduction 

  • The lower face looks full and squarish with a bulky masseter, a chewing muscle.
  • Personal habits like excessive chewing of gums, chewing hard items or food can lead to enlarge masseter muscle.
  • Botox helps by reducing the mass of the muscle and improve the width of  jawline by changing an overly square jawline to a more attractive oval or V shape face.
  • Botox temporary weakens the masseter muscle over time and reducing the overall size of the muscle.
  • Usually its pain and bruises free.
  • Can be done during lunch hour as its a quick procedure and patient can return to the office immediately after.
  • Patient will experience  weakening of the masseter muscle around 1 week and softening of jawline at 6 weeks.
  • Average dosage of 20 units per side is needed for most patients, however it also varies depends on the size of the muscle.
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  • The effects of Botox can last up to 3-4 months after the initial treatment. 
  • Future treatment sessions will be needed once in every 6 months after few treatments.
  • Usually patient will need a follow up at 2 weeks to review the progression.


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