Winnipeg Jaw Slimming
Do you want a slender and contoured jawline? Perhaps you want your face to be more V-shaped. Before, people had to turn to jaw reduction surgeries to alter their facial structure. Modern developments have innovated a much less invasive method - at Simply Radiant, we offer jaw slimming services using Botox, or botulinum toxin A. It’s a non-surgical procedure that diminishes the size of masseter muscle, which connects the lower jawbone to the cheekbone.
Jawline Slimming with Botox
Using precise injections of Botox, the muscles in the jaw will be relaxed and appear less prominent. Those that suffer from TMD or bruxism (teeth grinding) can benefit from masseter muscle reductions in a medicinal sense - the Botox paralyzes the muscles that grip and grind, which will reduce your aches, pains, and tooth decay.
It’s a minimally invasive procedure with a short downtime - you can resume your regular activities the same day as your appointment. Botox prevents the muscles from clenching; it attaches to nerve endings and blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that triggers muscle contractions. By inhibiting nerve signals from targeted muscle groups, the neurotoxin reduces the size of the masseter muscle. Botox is becoming a popular treatment among all age groups, for both medical and cosmetic reasons; it’s an effective, non-invasive procedure with eye-catching results. This exciting jaw slimming treatment creates a more defined face shape.
What happens during a consultation?
You will meet with a certified and experienced technician who will assess the anatomy of your face. They will also examine your masseter muscles and determine how many units of Botox are needed. Then, they will discuss your goals and preferred aesthetic so that you will be entirely happy with your results.
What does the procedure involve?
After you’ve met with one of our technicians for a consultation and your jaw muscles have been assessed, you will be ready for your treatment. First, the skin on your face will be cleansed. This is an incredibly important step; we are careful to remove any traces of makeup or oil from your face to ensure the best results. When the Botox is injected, you will notice a slight pinch. Afterward, you can go about your day as normal.
How soon will I see results?
Botox works gradually and it takes time for the results to appear. You can expect to see a difference within two weeks of your injection, and the effects will visibly improve over three months. Those who are considering this treatment to reduce the tension in their jaw will notice a relief of symptoms within days following the procedure.
How long will the results last?
It varies from person to person, but on average, results last between three and six months. With repeated treatments, you can expect that your jaw will appear slimmer, for longer. Stay away from chewing ice or gum to maintain the slender appearance of your jaw; if you grind your teeth at night, you can ask your dentist about a mouthguard.
What is the expected downtime following the treatment?
Unlike surgery, there is little to no downtime after your procedure. No general anesthetics are used, so there is no risk of serious or adverse health effects. Since Botox injections are non-invasive and quick to perform, there is little chance of any complications or discomfort - you won’t even be able to see the pinprick of the needle. Certain activities like exercising or applying makeup should be avoided, but otherwise, you can carry on with your regular day. Side effects or discomfort are rare. Some may experience bruising or swelling at the injection sites, but this is also uncommon.
Are there supplements I shouldn’t take before my Botox injection?
To decrease the risk of bruising, there are certain medications that you should avoid taking for 24 hours before the procedure. These include non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medication, anti-coagulants, and aspirin. Any blood thinning medications can increase the risk of bruising. One day before your appointment, avoid alcohol; it thins your blood, which can cause bruising.
What should I do to prepare before my appointment?
In addition to avoiding blood thinners, there are a few other herbs and supplements that you may want to avoid. The day before your treatment, stay away from fish oil, green tea, cinnamon, ginger, vitamin A, garlic pills, and multivitamins. These can all thin the blood, increasing the risk of bruising.
What should I do post-treatment?
It’s important to avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours following the procedure. Do not do strenuous exercise or visit a sauna for at least four hours after your treatment. Facials should also be avoided. Don’t wear hats or headbands for the rest of the day following your appointment, and refrain from applying makeup - if you must, use a very gentle touch so that you do not rub the treated area. You should abstain from taking a nap or lying down for four hours after the appointment, since this may put pressure on your face.
Will it help my TMD or jaw clenching symptoms?
You may have heard that Botox is a helpful treatment for these health conditions, and why is that? Those who experience tension in the jaw suffer from headaches, pain in the face and neck, as well as damage to the teeth. The repeated grinding and clenching of the jaw results in thicker masseter muscles Since the Botox is targeted to relax these muscles, it can help reduce tension and alleviate these pains. People with temporomandibular joint disorders have reported a significant reduction in their symptoms following Botox treatments. Many sufferers of bruxism opt for Botox to manage their unconscious clenching and the migraines that result.
How many treatments will I need?
You can expect results after just one treatment. To maintain your slimmer jaw, you can schedule a follow-up appointment once the Botox has been eliminated from your system (usually three to four months). Repeated applications will make results more visible. This is because, after one application, the muscles will recover to 100% functioning. But with frequent applications, they only recover to roughly 95% - this improves the results over time and will help maintain the slimmer appearance of the jaw. Sustaining your results with repeated treatments can improve the duration of the Botox.
Does it affect the way I eat?
Not usually. Following the treatment, you may notice a mild soreness or irritation in your jaw when you chew, but this should dissipate within a few days. If you notice any discomfort, abstain from overly-chewy foods, like candy or beef jerky.
How much will it cost?
The expense of the procedure will vary depending on the treatment plan that’s right for you. It will be customized according to your desired results and face shape. Different sized masseter muscles will require more or fewer units of Botox. The shape of your face can also affect the final cost for your desired outcome. You can schedule a consultation to determine the price of your jaw slimming procedure.
Is this treatment permanent?
Botox is a temporary procedure. If you’re commitment-phobic, you can take comfort in knowing that results will dissipate within three to four months. Those who are seeking relief from symptoms of TMD can schedule follow-up treatments if their pain resumes. When the Botox is re-administered, results will improve and symptoms will be relieved.
How long does a jaw slimming appointment take?
You’ll be finished with your non-invasive treatment within 10-15 minutes. It’s that easy! You can come in on your lunch break, and return to work with no problem. Patients rarely experience bruising or swelling, so no one will know that you’ve had work done.
Is there anyone that should not get a jaw slimming treatment?
The use of Botox is not recommended in those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Will it change my face shape?
The injection of Botox into your jaw muscles will result in a slimmer, sharper, and more defined jaw. It can accentuate other features like full lips and high cheekbones. If you suffer from TMD or bruxism, the masseter muscles become enlarged due to repeated clenching and tightening. Botox will relax the muscles and reduce the visible appearance of this muscle, giving the face a slimmer appearance.
Is a jaw slimming treatment right for me?
This is a personal question, but you can ask yourself what outcome you are seeking to achieve, which will help determine if Botox is a suitable treatment for your needs. Are you looking to alter the appearance of your face shape without surgery? Botox injections are non-invasive, with minimal downtime. The treatment is also non-permanent, which can help those who are afraid of committing to a long-lasting cosmetic change. Do you deal with TMD or bruxism? While there are other methods available to treat these conditions, such as mouthguards or stress management, many find that their pain still impacts their daily life. If this is the case, you can try a jaw slimming treatment to reduce the tension in the masseter muscles.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can contact us using our website to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced and certified technicians. We are always available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. For a more slender face, and less tension in the masseter muscles, consider a jaw slimming treatment with Simply Radiant.
To book a consultation please call 204-470-9953