Important things to know about jaw reduction treatment with BTX injection
Many cultures, especially in Asia, consider a clear and elegant jawline to be a mark of beauty. However, some people don’t have the gene that makes their jaws V-shaped.
There are several options available for jaw reduction, but you may be apprehensive about how it can help you achieve that slimmer-looking jaw.
Botox injection treatment procedure
The procedure of Jaw reduction is done to shrink your jaw by slimming down the muscle or the jaw itself in order to reduce its size. We want to achieve a V-shaped jawline and a slimmer appearance, as I mentioned earlier.
For a jaw reduction, you can undergo surgery or Botox. The muscle connecting your jaw to your cheeks is reduced in size by botox injections. In under five minutes, this minimally invasive procedure can be performed.
Each side of the face requires 25 botox units for a full-sized masseter. With repeated injections, the dose can be reduced to 10-15 units depending on the size of the muscle.
Is this procedure is painful?
In most cases, botox Jaw reduction is painless since the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Your practitioner may however experience slight discomfort when injecting the solution into your masseter muscle. A thin and tiny needle will always be used to ensure that you don’t feel any pain.
Safety of jaw reduction treatment
The use of Botox for jaw slimming is generally considered safe since there are no life-threatening side effects. Some people may, however, experience difficulty chewing.
Long term side effects
Most people believe that long-term botox use will cause adverse effects such as sagging and skin aging. Study after study has shown that long-term use of Botox can prevent some signs of aging.
The study in which repeated botox injections were observed in 945 patients observed that repeated injections were safe and effective. After repeated treatments, the effects of botox remained consistent and cumulative adverse effects were avoided.