facial Jaw slimming
Bruxism is a condition characterized by teeth grinding and excessive clenching of the jaw. It usually occurs at night during sleep and can have consequences such as the blunting of teeth, headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, and an increase in the size of the masseter (chewing) muscles that result in a widening of the jawline and a square appearance of the face. A square jaw is a feature that may not be always be desired, especially in females. It can be due to bruxism or in some cases it can be a genetic trait. Hypertrophy (increased size) of the masseter muscle can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections or muscle relaxing injections. This is often sought out by those wanting to achieve facial slimming or jawline slimming. Simming the jawline can help to convert a square shaped face into an ‘upside down triangle’ shape, and this is usually a more youthful and attractive facial shape.
By injecting anti-wrinkle injections or muscle relaxing injections into the main muscle that causes the bulk (the masseter muscle), the squareness of the jaw can be reduced significantly, and bruxism reduced. The procedure has virtually no downtime and starts to work in 1 week and lasts for about 4 to 8 months. Usually, 20-50 units of anti-wrinkle injections are required in this area per side (total of 40 to 50 units). The result is usually aesthetically pleasing for those with hypertrophy or enlargement of the masseter muscle