While some ladies are blessed with a perfect jawline, others may dislike the way their jawlines look too angular or round. Some people with rounded jawlines may try to slim down their jawlines through diet and exercise, but unfortunately for them, these are hardly effective methods.
In actual fact, the appearance of round or angular jawlines is often not a result of excess fats, but enlarged jaw muscles. These muscles, called the masseter muscles, are responsible for the chewing action of your jaw. Naturally with age, the muscles strengthen and grow, contributing to the shape of the jawline.
One way to reduce the appearance of the masseter muscles and give the jawline a natural-looking V-shape is by using Botox.
How does Botox help your jawline?
You probably know Botox as an anti-wrinkle procedure. It is commonly used aesthetically to treat frown lines, crows’ feet, smile lines, and more. The treatment works by relaxing the muscles in the face, thus softening the appearance of fine lines.
However, Botox has a wide range of other applications, including jawline slimming and double chin reduction. By targeting the masseter muscles, Botox can reduce the appearance of these muscles and give the jaw a less angular, more V-shaped look. In Singapore, jawline reduction Botox and chin Botox is a popular treatment combo to give the jawline an overall more well-defined appearance.
What should you expect at Botox for your jawline?
Botox is administered through injection, making it a minimally invasive and quick procedure. Due to these characteristics, it is often considered a more convenient alternative to surgical jawline reduction methods.
At the consultation, your doctor will discuss the areas you wish for Botox to be applied to. Then, your doctor may apply a numbing cream before proceeding with the injections. The sensation of these jabs should not feel any worse than your usual vaccination shot. For most patients, the pain is bearable, and the entire treatment should not take more than a few minutes.
What should you take note of when undergoing Botox?
As with all medical procedures, there are some precautions you need to take to enjoy the benefits of the treatment safely. Prior to receiving Botox treatment, patients will be advised not to take ibuprofen, vitamin E supplements, aspirin, and other similar medications. If in doubt, it is best to report any medication that you take regularly to your doctor before proceeding with the Botox treatment.
For up to 2 days after the procedure, you are advised not to take part in strenuous activities such as heavy-lifting and rigorous exercise. This helps the facial muscles recover and allows the Botox chemicals to take effect.
As a minimally-invasive procedure, severe side-effects from Botox are rare. However, some patients may notice temporary bruising and swelling in the treated area. These should go away within 1-2 weeks.