Botox can be used to slim the appearance of the jawline by relaxing the muscles in the jaw that are responsible for clenching and grinding. When these muscles are paralyzed by the Botox, they can’t contract as strongly, which can result in a slimmer, more defined jawline. This technique is also known as “masseter reduction” or “jaw reduction”.
The Botox is injected into the masseter muscle, which is a large muscle that runs along the jawline and is responsible for chewing and biting. By reducing the activity of this muscle, the muscle can appear smaller and less defined, which can give the face a slimmer appearance.
It’s important to note that the results of a Botox jaw reduction treatment are temporary, typically lasting for 3-6 months before the effects start to wear off. It’s also important to work with an experienced injector who can help you achieve the desired look without looking too “frozen” or unnatural.
It’s also important to keep in mind that Botox jaw reduction may not be suitable for everyone. It’s not recommended for people with certain medical conditions, such as pregnancy, or certain skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, and it’s always best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional who can evaluate your individual needs and provide the best advice on how to achieve the best results.
It’s also worth noting that Botox jaw reduction is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle, good skincare, and exercise. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help to maintain a healthy weight, which can contribute to a slimmer-looking face.