20 Nov Facial Feminization and Jawline Slimming with Botox
Everyone knows Botox is a miracle-worker for fine lines and wrinkles, especially here in Dallas, TX. But did you know Botox can also sculpt and slim the face? 🤯 I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true. Botox has tons of alternative uses and facial slimming is a good one.
More and more girls are looking to use toxins as a way to slim their jawline and reduce the appearance of bulky masseters (more on that later). Botox can significantly improve the appearance of your jawline and create a more feminine facial structure. 💁🏼♀️
I’m sure you have a lot of questions about how the heck this works, and I’m going to answer them all. Just keep reading. 🤳🏼
Am I a candidate for jawline slimming?
Whether you’re looking to take the perfect selfie or want to gain more confidence in the real world, you might seek a facial slimming procedure. Many of my clients are self-conscious about the shape of their jawline and want a more feminine facial structure. You know, that coveted “V” shape? Depending on your facial structure, you may need hyaluronic acid filler, like Radiesse®, to build up the jaw and chin or toxins, like Botox®, to slim your jawline.
Much of these decisions depend on your personal masseter muscles. Those are the muscles that clench the jaw and enable us to chew. Their size can drastically shape your jawline.
Therefore: The best candidate for jawline Botox is one with enlarged masseter muscles. If you have a square jawline from bone structure, Botox slimming isn’t the answer.
You should consider Botox slimming if you:
❌ Have a disproportionate or asymmetric jawline
❌ Want a more feminine facial shape
❌ Suffer from overworked, prominent masseter muscles
❌ Have a square jawline from muscles, NOT bone structure
Keep Reading: Male Facial Sculpting – Jawline Enhancement Procedure
How does Botox slim the jawline?
So how does this all work? Good question. Well, a Botox slimming procedure weakens and relaxes the masseter muscles. Botox blocks nerves and prevents muscles from over-contracting. Therefore over time, the masseter muscles will shrink. This reduces their size, slimming the face. Voila! A less prominent jawline and a softer profile.
It’s for this reason that a Botox jawline slimming procedure only works on an overactive, overused masseter muscle, aka an enlarged one. It can’t reshape the jaw or fix a square jawline if it’s caused by bone structure.
Extra benefits for jaw clenchers
Jawline Botox, or Masseter Botox, isn’t just for aesthetics. Some people seek out this treatment for jaw clenching. It can even reduce headaches caused by this clenching motion. Since Botox relaxes those muscles, it can prevent overuse and stop you from clenching.
Many of us clench without even realizing it. It often happens when we’re in high-stress situations or when we’re sleeping. Those who suffer from chronic clenching know how bad this condition can become – just ask your dentist! They’ll reveal chips and cracks in your teeth due to clenching or nightly grinding. While you’re dreaming of 🍹 pina coladas and fairytale vacations, your jaw is at work creating a hefty dental bill for you. 😬
What to expect from a Botox slimming treatment
Like most other Botox treatments, the procedure is simple. We mark your masseter muscles and get to work! 💉 You can return to work immediately and no one will ever know you had a procedure. You may experience some tenderness, slight bruising, or mild discomfort while chewing, but that’s normal (we are injecting your face after all!).
However, results take longer since the true slimming effect comes from the gradual shrinking of muscles. You should see a small difference in 4-6 weeks, but it might take
Slim your jawline here in Dallas
If you’re a candidate for Masseter Botox or interested in learning more about facial sculpting, I’m here for you! 👋🏼 I’m Jen Pilotte and I’m one of Dallas’ top Botox and Filler injectors at Lemon Avenue Plastic Surgery. Book a consultation and we’ll figure out what is best for you and your unique jawline.