Dr. Wu often meets men and women who want a perfect jawline. A sharp and well-defined jawline has long been considered a sign of health and youthfulness. The jawline can be a difficult body part to define, and diet and exercise may not be enough to address the issues of cheeks, loose skin, or small patches of fat on and below the chin. Fortunately, there are non-surgical treatment options available at Prive Plastics, such as:
- Dermal Fillers
What Causes A Larger Jawline?
People with larger jawlines tend to have large masseter muscles. These muscles are located in the jaw and are responsible for moving the jaw when you eat or chew. These strong muscles can be overdeveloped through clenching, grinding your teeth, or even chewing gum regularly, but in many cases, a strong jawline is genetic.
A well-functioning jaw is essential for many important daily functions, including speaking and breathing. Jaw disorders, such as misalignment, can impair these functions and affect your quality of life. Jawline contouring is most often used by people who want to reduce the squareness of their jaws and achieve a softer look. People may also want to create a more balanced facial look by balancing the wider bottom half of their face with a narrower top half.
Shaping Your Jawline With Botox
To make the V-line of the face more pronounced, Botox injections can be used to partially relax your masseter muscles. By reducing the size of these muscles, Botox can make the jawline thinner. This increases the visibility of your face’s V-line, making your face appear younger and slimmer while accentuating your cheekbones. Most people are excellent candidates for Botox injections, especially those looking to eliminate dynamic lines or wrinkles such as frown lines and crow’s feet caused by the contraction of underlying muscles.
While regular upper face Botox works within 7 to 10 days of treatment, Botox injected into the masseter muscle can take about six weeks for clients to see a noticeable difference. Clients can enjoy the results of Botox to the masseter muscle for six months up to a year. By the end of the first week following the injections, you should notice that your jaw is softer to the touch and softer in appearance. Six months after your first injection, you can have a second injection to further enhance your jawline.
How Can Dermal Fillers Help You Achieve The Ultimate Jawline?
You do not need to shrink your jaw to get a more defined jawline. Dermal fillers such as Restylane and RHA can be used to effectively reshape the jawline. Facial fillers are non-toxic and made from materials that occur naturally in your body. In addition to adding volume, dermal fillers can also fill in wrinkles and fine lines under the chin for a more youthful appearance. Results can last anywhere from a few months to two years, depending on the products used.
What To Expect
During your cosmetic injection treatment, you do not need to expect any major discomfort. Your aesthetic specialist may numb the treatment area beforehand using numbing cream. The number of injections needed depends on many factors such as your age, desired results, and the condition of your skin.
Afterwards, it is advised that you do not rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours. This helps prevent the injection from spreading to another area. You can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Jaw contouring with Botox or dermal fillers may not be the best approach for everyone, so to determine if you are a good fit, Dr. Wu will measure the thickness of your masseter muscle and advise you appropriately.
If you are considering reshaping your jawline, Prive Plastic Surgery‘s mobile concierge delivers these injectables and more directly to you so that you can enjoy luxury MediSpa services in the comfort of your own home. Call 561-717-3181 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Wu and learn about which cosmetic injectable is best for you and how Prive Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.