As we age, our jaws can become wider and more prominent. Jaw slimming injectables are used to reduce the appearance of a widened jawline by temporarily weakening the masseter muscle. This treatment option is non-invasive, temporary, quick to perform and relatively pain-free.
How Do Jaw Slimming Injectables Work?
The masseter muscle is one of those muscles that contract when we frown or chew food. It’s located in the lower cheek area and connected to the jaw. If this muscle continues to be contracted for long periods of time, it becomes enlarged. This may be a result of genetic predisposition or because of tooth grinding and clenching.
Injecting the masseter muscle can be a great way to slim the face. The jaw slimming treatment uses anti-wrinkle injections to temporarily block nerve signals in the masseter. As a result, the masseter muscle becomes unable to move and no longer contracts as often or tightens up as much when it does contract. This helps to reduce the appearance of the jaw and helps to slim the lower face.
What are the Benefits of Jaw Slimming Injections?
As well as helping to contour a square jaw and create a more balanced face shape, jaw slimming injections have various other benefits. These include:
- Manage Teeth Grinding – Grinding your teeth, also called bruxism, is a common problem that affects the jaw joints and muscles of the face. Masseter anti-wrinkle injections can help manage this issue by relaxing these overactive muscles!
- Reducing Jaw Tension, Pain and Clenching – As this treatment relaxes the masseter muscle, it prevents you from clenching your jaw. Consistent clenching of the jaw can lead to pain and damage to the teeth and surrounding tissues. Jaw slimming injections can help to ease common tooth grinding side effects like headaches, soreness in the face or neck, muscle fatigue, irritability and difficulty concentrating.
- Non-Invasive Procedure – Masseter muscle relaxant involves a series of quick injections into the masseter muscle. It is a non-surgical means of reducing a wide jaw and contouring the lower face.
- Long-Lasting Results -While it may take up to two weeks for the effects to be evident, the results of this treatment typically last around 4-6 months.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You may find jaw slimming injectables to be suitable for you if you wish to:
- reduce teeth grinding
- manage jaw tension, pain, and clenching
- relieve tension headaches
- contour a square jaw
- create a balanced face shape
You may choose to have jaw slimming injections for cosmetic or medical benefits. A good candidate for masseter relaxant injections is if you have a wide jaw. Otherwise, this may be a good treatment if you grind, clench or have chronic pain or discomfort from chewing and opening your mouth.
What to Expect
Your treatment begins with a consultation. In this appointment, you’ll be invited to share what you hope to achieve with jaw anti-wrinkle injections. Your nurse will then assess your masseter muscle and determine the appropriate amount of product to use.
The products used will be explained to you in a detail and you will get to choose which is suitable for you. The risks of this procedure and any downtime and specific aftercare instructions will be explained to you in detail.
Once the consultation is complete and you have decided to continue with the treatment, you will have your photos taken. These will be stored confidentially for our injector to assess your progress. Then, your treatment can begin.
First, the area under your cheek will be cleaned thoroughly with a medical-grade cleaning solution. Then, your injector will inject a few small strategically placed anti-wrinkle injections into the masseter muscle. Once your treatment is complete, you will receive specific aftercare instructions and a complimentary follow-up appointment will be arranged within the next fortnight.
Masseter Relaxant Frequently Asked Questions
Are jaw slimming injectable results immediate?
You will be able to notice the results of your jaw slimming treatment 2 weeks following your treatment.
How long does it take?
Masseter anti-wrinkle treatment takes about 10 minutes to administer, making it great for those that are short on time. However, please allow at least 30 minutes for your appointment to discuss your concerns.
How often will I need this treatment?
The results of your jaw slimming treatment will last between 4-6 months so to maintain your results it’s recommended that you have follow-up appointments every six months.
Do I need a consultation?
Yes. This is a prescription treatment and you will need confirmation from a doctor to proceed. You will first consult with your registered nurse and they will liaise with Dr Doyle to authorise treatment. All injectable consultations at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery are free of charge.
Does jaw slimming hurt?
You may feel a slight pinch as the anti-wrinkle product is injected, but it is fairly tolerable. If you are concerned about the pain, you can ask your nurse to apply a topical anaesthetic or use vibrational therapy to make your experience more comfortable.
What’s the recovery period like?
Jaw slimming injections require little downtime, allowing you to resume your daily tasks almost immediately after injection. You may experience slight bruising of the injection site but this will resolve within a few days.
What products do you use?
Due to TGA guidelines, we are unable to advertise the brand names of anti-wrinkle injectables on our website. However, we stock the leading brands of all anti-wrinkle injectables and are able to discuss these freely during your consultation.
How much does it cost?
This depends on you as an individual and how strong your masseter muscle is. Treatment typically starts at $390.
How can I book?
You can book your injectables appointment by calling us on 5598 0988 during clinic hours or by submitting an enquiry form on our website.
Meet Our Registered Nurse Injector Kim
Kim is a dedicated registered nurse with over 13 years of nursing experience. She has a background in cosmetic, surgical, post-operative and primary health settings. She prides herself on delivering consistently high-quality services and values her clients’ safety, satisfaction and ongoing relations.
Kim is patient-focused and has a proven ability to provide a professional, effective and caring service to all patients, where the patient feels comfortable and is confident in the knowledge that their welfare is her primary concern. She uses exceptional communication skills to provide positive outcomes for her patients using her experience, skills, eye for detail and education in the cosmetic and health industry.
Kim provides and administers injectable treatments tailored to individual needs whilst managing client expectations. Kim is experienced in anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, submental fat dissolving injections and platelet-rich plasma treatments. She works within clearly defined treatment protocols whilst ensuring every client is cared for and treated to the highest ethical standards.
She is an expert at assessing and developing specific individual treatment plans for clients.