The masseter muscle is a major facial muscle located in the jaw that is associated with chewing and teeth grinding, TMJ or Bruxism. An enlarged masseter muscle can result in a wide or square jaw, which can be considered to be quite masculine. By injecting this muscle with Botox, the muscle weakens and over the course of times reduces in size, thereby reshaping the face to achieve softer, more rounded, oval proportions.
To soften a square jaw using Botox injections are targeted into the masseter muscle which can causes it to weaken and shrink, thus changing the physical mass of the muscle and making it less prominent. A masseter jaw treatment with Botox usually only takes a few minutes and the results can last up to six months. Most patients require two treatment sessions, with a gap of approximately eight weeks in between.
Non-surgical jaw reduction is a very popular treatment amongst female patients as this method of face reshaping, without the need for surgical intervention, allows patients to re-contour a strong jawline or wider lower face with the aim of achieving a more feminine, graceful appearance without the associated expense and risks of surgery.
Botox injections for facial reshaping have become popular because of their cost effectiveness in conjunction with few side effects and for most patients there is no down time after the procedure. Although particularly popular with female patients, Botox treatments to reduce the masseter muscle are also used by male patients to soften a strong, wide or square jawline.
At Melior Clinics we are specialists in masseter jaw reduction treatments, which cost £299 and is available at all clinic locations. Free consultations are available with time built in for those patients who wish to proceed to treatment straight away.
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