Botox is well known, and widely used as a non-invasive anti-aging treatment, used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, Botox has been widely used in medical treatments, for example, for migraines, bruxism (teeth grinding) and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Our genes, or habits we have developed, such as grinding our teeth and clenching our jaw, causes the hypertrophic masseter muscles to develop, making the lower face appear squarer and protruding. For many, this is a feature of their face they quite like. However, for some, it can be unpleasant – particularly if they would prefer a slimmer jawline. In instances where patients are dissatisfied with their jawline, we use Botox as a non-surgical jawline slimming procedure.
The procedure involves of administering Botox into the enlarged jaw muscles, or the masseter. Following the injections, these muscles relax and reduce in size, giving a reduced jawline.