The masseter muscles are the large facial muscles that operate the jaw, facilitating opening, closing and chewing. These muscles also add contours to the face shape due to their size. When the masseter muscles are thicker, the jaw and face tend to be wider or square-shaped. For those wanting to slim their face or jaw, Botox treatment for masseter reduction may be the solution. Our team at Blaine Plastic Surgery offers Botox injections for face slimming at our clinics in NYC Midtown, Staten Island and Huntington, NY.
Botox injections for cosmetic treatment can relax certain muscles in the face. The most popular use is Botox treatment for frown lines and wrinkles, but Botox has other cosmetic applications. For face slimming with masseter reduction, Botox is used to target the jaw muscles. With fewer muscle contractions, the masseter muscles can become smaller over time. This can slim the lower face, and for women, it can reduce a “square” jaw or face, making it appear more oval or heart-shaped.
Face Slimming Injections
Botox treatment for masseter reduction is a quick and painless procedure. In less than a half hour, our clinicians can perform Botox injections targeting the masseter muscles in the jaw. Botox takes a few days to take effect and lasts about 3-4 months. Over several weeks, the masseter muscle will contract less and become smaller. In most cases, only one treatment is needed to obtain the results desired. If needed, a second treatment can be performed after three months to continue the face slimming effects.
If you have a wide or square jaw and want to create a slimmer face, Botox injections for masseter reduction could be a solution. To learn more, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation to discuss cosmetic treatments for face shaping and contouring.