Non-surgical Jaw Reduction
While a strong, square jawline can be distinctly masculine and desirable in male patients, many female patients are seeking softer more feminized shape to their face. Particularly in Asian females, changing the shape of the face from square to a more attractive oval shape can add a more gentle graceful appearance.
Jaw reduction surgery used to be the only option for many patients. However, patients had long recovery times, inconsistent and unnatural results. Now Botulinum Toxin A injection has revolutionized facial reshaping. Botox allows for changing the shape of the face without a scalpel, pain, swelling and zero downtime.
Botox jaw reduction is a specialized technique to reduce the width of the jawline changing an overly square jawline to a more attractive oval or heart shaped face.In some patients, the the masseter muscle, a chewing muscle, is enlarged creating extra facial width. Botox selectively weakens this muscle over time leading to an overall reduction in the size of this muscle.
What is the Botox Jaw Reduction procedure?
This procedure reduces the appearance of a wide jaw line by weakening the masseter/chewing muscles. It gives a softer angle to the jaw and a more pleasing facial shape.
Our specialist doctors are very experience in the treatment with the pain free technique The procedure simply involves 1-2 injections of Botulinum toxin A in to the specific Jaw muscle each side. The treatment takes only 5-10 minutes.
Who is an appropriate candidate for the Botox Jaw Reduction?
Any person who has excessively wide jaws due to large chewing muscles and would like to slim his/her face is the candidate for this procedure. The most important factor is the thickness of your chewing muscle. You can easily determine if your chewing muscle is enlarged by biting down hard and feeling the outer jaw line near the ear. If the muscle appears to be very hard and enlarged when you clench your teeth, you may be a good candidate for the Botox Jaw Line Reduction.
How does Botox reduce the size of my jaws?
When Botox is injected into the muscle it partially relaxes it. Underused muscle eventually loses its mass and reduces its overall size. The aesthetic effect of reducing overly wide jaw line is only truly appreciated in the right candidate. That is why the doctors personally evaluates every candidate’s face in order to determine whether this procedure is right for the individual.
Will I have problems chewing my food?
Although rare, few people may experience some tiring after chewing for a couple of days. This phenomenon is only temporary and will go away over time.
Is the procedure painful?
Since the smallest available needles are used, minimal to no discomfort is felt during the procedure.
What is the downtime after Botox Jaw Reduction procedure?
As with any procedure involving needles, there is a small chance of mild bruising or mild transient redness at the area of injection. The procedure takes about 5 minutes and you may drive.
When will I see a difference and how long will the result last?
At the end of the first week, you may notice that your jaw line feels softer when. In about 6 weeks you will notice a reduction in your jaw line that will last typically between 6 months to a year and a half. Therefore, it is recommended to have a top up treatment every 9-12 months.
How many treatments do I need?
It depends upon to your jaw size. On average, the numbers of 1-3 sessions every 3 months are needed. The doctor will evaluate the size of your jaw and will recommend the number of treatment session you need.
How much does the procedure cost?
It depends on how much the product is used. On average the cost is between £320 and £500 per treatment. The exact price will be determined by the doctor during your initial free evaluation and is based on the individual case.
Our Highly Trained & Experienced Physician
Dr. Salinda Johnson (MD., FSCD)
Dr. Salinda Johnson, is a well-respected and highly experienced Senior Aesthetic Doctor. She has also been a lecturer and trainer in Aesthetic medicine for many years. She regularly trains doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners on a range of medical aesthetic procedures with an emphasis on best practice and optimum treatment results. In addition, she writes articles for Aesthetic industry magazines and publications...
Dr. Johnson obtained her Medical degree (MD) from renowned Khon Kaen University, Thailand, in 1998. After attaining her Medical degree, she became passionate in Aesthetic medicine, so she had completed a Fellowship program in Cosmetic Dermatology at Supannahong Skin Institute, Thailand, in 2000. This confirms her expertise in all aspects of Aesthetic Dermatology. Since then, Dr. Johnson has been working in the leading Thailand and UK cosmetic companies and has regularly trained and updated in Cosmetic Medicine by attending number of courses, workshops, conferences and seminars in Thailand, UK, South Korea, etc.
Dr Johnson specialises in injectable treatments such as botulinum toxin and fillers, these treatments are her passion and she has over 10 years experience in this field. She is experienced in laser lipolysis and has particular interests in the Obagi and other skin peel treatments. She also carries out mole or skin tag removal treatments, the scar treatments and the non surgical rhinoplasty.
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