Face slimming is a topic of growing interest for those seeking to enhance their facial features and achieve a more defined appearance. As we age, factors like genetics, weight fluctuations, and loss of muscle tone can contribute to a lack of facial definition, leading many individuals to explore face slimming techniques. Understanding the concept of facial slimming and its importance in enhancing facial features is essential for those seeking to refresh their appearance.
What is Face Slimming?
Facial slimming refers to the process of reducing excess fat, water retention, or puffiness in the face to achieve a more defined and balanced facial structure. It involves various techniques and approaches aimed at sculpting the face, enhancing its natural contours, and creating a slimmer appearance.
The purpose of face slimming goes beyond mere aesthetics. While many individuals seek a slimmer face for cosmetic reasons, it is important to recognize that a balanced facial structure is also associated with perceptions of radiance and attractiveness. A well-proportioned face with defined features often conveys a sense of vitality and symmetry, which are qualities that many people aspire to.
By focusing on face slimming, individuals can address concerns such as chubby cheeks, double chin, bloated appearance, or disproportionate facial features. It can help bring harmony to facial proportions and highlight desirable features such as high cheekbones, a sculpted jawline, and a more defined chin.
Ultimately, the goal of facial slimming treatment is to help individuals feel more comfortable in their own skin by achieving a facial appearance that aligns with their desired aesthetic preferences and personal goals.
Jaw Slimming: Refining the Jawline
Jaw slimming is a specialized technique within the broader concept of face slimming, focusing on refining the jawline and creating a more contoured lower face. By specifically targeting the masseter muscle, jaw slimming injectables help reduce the appearance of a widened jawline, resulting in a more balanced and harmonious facial profile.
Jaw Slimming Treatment
The masseter muscle is one of those muscles that contract when we clench 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.
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.
You may find jaw slimming injections 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 facial slimming injections is someone who 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.
Facial Slimming Injections: Treatment Process
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.
Facial Slimming Treatment – Surgical Option
For individuals seeking a surgical solution to face slimming, chin liposuction can be a very useful option. Chin liposuction may be recommended for individuals who have excess fat deposits or a “double chin” appearance in the area under the chin and along the jawline. It is suitable for cases where the excess fat is localized and resistant to diet and exercise.
During the procedure, a small incision is made, through which a thin tube, called a cannula, is inserted to suction out the excess fat. This surgical technique allows for precise sculpting of the chin and jawline, resulting in a more defined and slimmer facial appearance. Chin liposuction is often performed on an outpatient basis, and recovery time is typically minimal. However, it is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if chin liposuction is the right option for your individual goals and needs.
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.
What are the risks?
During consultation, you can discuss possible side effects which may include:
- Occasional bruising and temporary redness
- Muscle weakness or slight drooping
- Possible mild discomfort, such as headaches
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 $425.
How do 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.