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Jawline Reduction (Masseter Muscle Reduction)

The rear part of your cheek has a muscle that runs through it, starting from the temporary bone to the lower jawline. It is known as the masseter muscle, and it enables you to close your jaw when chewing. This muscle is the leading cause of a square-shaped and large looking face.

A square-shaped face is mostly seen in male adults as a desirable trait, but it is mainly frowned at by females who desire a softer jawline or a V-shaped face.

Botox is a useful treatment option for those patients who want a slimmer and soft-looking jawline without going under the knife. The procedure involves injecting the masseter muscle with Botox injection.

The procedure is easy and can be completed within 5 minutes. A small amount of Botox is injected on each side of the face to weaken the muscles and shrink it a bit. It is highly effective, and the patient is less likely to feel severe pain, and it has no downtime. The effect will be slightly noticeable after a few weeks, and the full result will be seen after six weeks. On the average, the result will last up to six months. Hence, the procedure does not need to be repeated frequently to maintain a slimmer face and jawline compared to patients who apply Botox to eliminate facial wrinkles.

Potential Side Effects Of Botox Jaw Reduction Procedure

Despite the numerous benefits, Botox has some side effects as well, and they might include drooping eyelids and headache. Some people who have undergone treatment with Botox can experience pain at the injection site too. Other possible side effects are diarrhea nausea, muscle weakness, and bleeding.

But the following symptoms are common among Botox patients such as difficulty in urinating, redness, increased perspiration, and redness. Botox is administered in low concentration, and thus the body is not too exposed to the side effects. If you notice that the side effects are getting worst, ensure you see your doctor.

Dr. Howard Katz

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