Jawline slimming is a treatment for some patients who prefer not to have a slightly squarish face, and to correct this, Botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator, is painlessly administered directly into the masseter to give more of a V shape to your face.
The masseters are two bulky muscles on each side of the angle of your jaw. They serve as muscles of mastication, which means they help you chew. There are two other muscle groups that also perform this function, namely the temporalis muscles and the pterygoid muscles.
Sometimes, big jaws are caused by habitual or subconscious grinding of teeth. With excessive chewing or grinding (in a condition known as bruxism), the masseters at the jawline can grow to quite a size (causing the jaws to look square), much like how body builders grow their muscle by training them. Relaxing the muscles by injecting Botulinum toxin is effective in shrinking the jawline, thereby reducing the square jaw appearance.
When Botulinum toxin (Botox) is injected into the muscle it partially relaxes it. Underused muscle eventually loses its mass and reduces in overall size, resulting in a V-shaped lower face. The effect takes around two months before it is apparent.
Here at MKSkin clinic, Milton Keynes, we offer Botulinum toxin for jawline slimming. At MKSkin clinic, treatments are carried out by qualified doctors. Patient safety and effective treatments remain our top priority.