Botox may be a superstar wrinkle-smoothing injection, but it also does wonders for jawline contouring. Masseter muscles that are naturally large can broaden the lower half of the face, creating a wide, square-shaped jaw. Botox injections in these powerful chewing muscles can transform a masculine profile into a more feminine, V-shaped jawline-- in a simple 15-minute procedure.
Botox for jaw slimming, also known as ‘masseter Botox,’ is fast becoming one of our most requested treatments at Dallas Dermatology Partners. The procedure is non-invasive, has zero downtime, and produces dramatic yet natural-looking results.
The masseter muscles, located on the underside of both cheekbones, have a profound impact on facial appearance. Some people are born with thicker masseter muscles, while others bulk them up by clenching or grinding their teeth. The best candidates for Botox face slimming have enlarged masseters that tend to feel hard when biting down and create an appearance similar to an inverted triangle.
Botox is a neurotransmitter that interferes with nerve signals controlling muscle movement. When injected into hypertrophic masseters, the compound relaxes the muscles. Within several weeks, involuntary muscle contractions such as teeth grinding and jaw clenching can no longer occur. As a result, the muscle begins to thin, producing a less angular and softer jawline.
When getting Botox for jowls or a wide jawline, the results are not immediate. The masseter is a large muscle, and it can take up to four weeks to see noticeable slimming results, though some people report improvements in just 2 weeks.
Stay in an upright position for at least four hours after injections and avoid massaging the muscles of the face. Other than these two tips, there are no other restrictions, as you are free to resume normal daily activities.
Botox is extremely safe when injected by a qualified dermatologist. The risk of serious complications is slim, and bleeding and bruising are uncommon after injections. The most prevalent side effect is temporary redness that resolves in a few hours. Rarely, patients may develop smile asymmetry that resolves when the Botox is metabolized.
Even those with low pain thresholds can tolerate Botox injections, which feel like a quick sting. A topical numbing cream and ice packs can alleviate any discomfort.
You can expect results to last around four to six months. The longevity of Botox injections increases the more you have them at regular intervals. So if your first Botox jaw treatment wears off sooner than you’d like, take heart that the duration will improve with each future session.
Additional benefits of jawline contouring with Botox
Jawline Botox can help:
- Contour and slim a square, prominent jawline
- Reduce the appearance of jowls
- Stop involuntary jaw clenching and teeth grinding
- Prevent tension headaches from chronic Bruxism
- Relieve symptoms of TMJ
- Correct asymmetry in the jawline
- Restore a more youthful aesthetic and facial harmony
Dallas Botox Dermatologists
For optimal results, it’s best to seek a board-certified dermatologist who has extensive experience with masseter Botox for jaw contouring. At Dallas Dermatology Partners, we prioritize patient safety and comfort and remain dedicated to personalized, supportive care.
Book your appointment for Dallas Botox injections today.