A square or full jawline can make your face look fuller at the bottom, and give a less feminine look to your face. It’s often caused by the masseter muscle growing larger from chewing, or grinding teeth, which makes it stick out more. The only way to treat this used to be by having a surgical procedure. But now, getting Botox® neuromodulators injections can cause the masseter muscle to shrink, and you can have a more feminine face, without surgery or downtime.
If you are wanting to speak with Dr. Tanawai about this treatment, request an online consultation today. He is board certified and specializes in surgery and cosmetic surgery. He will discuss your goals with you, explain the treatment and answer any questions you may have.
What Causes A Square or Full Jawline?
There can be many reasons why your jawline has become fuller and more square but one of the main reasons can be an enlarged masseter muscle in your jaw. This is the main muscle that is used for chewing. Over time, it can become larger from having TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction), chewing gum, or foods that are harder to chew. Another reason can be genetics, with Asians being predisposed to having a fuller jawline. There is also bruxism, which is clenching or grinding your teeth. Many people do this during their sleep, and aren’t even aware that they are doing it.
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What to Expect at Your Consultation
At your consultation, Dr. Tantawi, will discuss your goals with you. Pictures will be taken and he will explain the treatment with you and what you can expect over time. The total cost of the treatment will be given to you. and you can set up your appointment to begin the procedure.
Treatment for a Square or Full Jawline
Botox® neuromodulators has really changed the way a jawline can be reshaped. It’s a safe, effective and non-surgical way to address an enlarged masseter muscle in your jaw. By injecting Botox® neuromodulators into the muscle, it weakens it over time, so that it no longer gets larger, and it cannot grind as it did before. This is good news as the grinding and teeth clenching habit is broken, also giving the benefit of unnecessary tooth wear. Many patients find their face loses the stressed look they had before, from the tightness that can occur from clenching the muscle.
Square or Full Jawline Procedure
The procedure is quick, painless and doesn’t require general anesthesia. Dr. Tantawi will numb the injection site. The Botox® neuromodulators is then injected into the masseter muscle.It’s important that not too much Botox® neuromodulators is injected so that the muscle isn’t weakened to the point of not being able to chew effectively. Dr. Tantawi is conservative and highly skilled, preferring not to inject too much at the first session.
Two weeks later you will come in again so Dr. Tantawi can check the results of the first injection. If another injection is needed, it will be done at this time. The effects are felt immediately but it can take up to 6 months for the muscle to shrink to a smaller size. Injections will be given every 4 months for a year after the initial treatment. After a year the results are maintained without further injections.
If you are considering treatment for a square or full jawline, don’t hesitate to call or request an online consultation. Dr. Tantawi and his staff are happy for you to come in and find out the options for reducing your jawline and having a slimmer, more feminine look to your face. They are there to give you the results you desire and deserve.