Most people think of Botox as a solution for crow’s feet, forehead creases, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles around the mouth. But, this versatile injectable has several other functions, one of which is improving the appearance of the jawline.
What is Botox?
Botox contains botulinum toxin type A, which is a neurotoxin that blocks chemical signals that cause muscle contractions in a small area. When it’s injected into areas of the face, it prevents facial muscle contractions that cause the skin to crease and fold, leading to smoother, younger-looking skin.
How Does Botox Work For The Jawline?
The masseter muscle in the jawline can contribute to a bulky or square jawline. This muscle engages when you chew and clench your teeth. If you grind your teeth at night, you may be more likely to develop a bulky masseter muscle.
Botox can be injected directly into the masseter muscle to relax and shrink it. As this muscle weakens, the jawline will become smaller and sleeker. This can create a V-shaped jawline and an elegant profile.
Along with its cosmetic benefits, Botox can help alleviate jaw pain from clenching and/or grinding at night.
What To Expect From Botox For The Jawline
If you’re interested in Botox for a slimmer, narrower jawline, here are a few key facts about Botox to know before scheduling your session:
- It’s a quick, 10-minute treatment that doesn’t require any downtime.
- Botox has a long history of safety.
- Results from Botox for a slimmer jawline typically take eight weeks to become visible.
- These results generally last for four to six months.
- Side effects are usually mild and may include mild soreness, redness, and bruising at the injection site.
At Florida Face and Body, we offer Botox to help you achieve your cosmetic goals without the need for surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!