It's easy to notice when your waistline is getting bigger because your clothes get tighter. Have you ever looked in the mirror, though, and said, "When did my head get so big?"
Some people are born with a wide jaw, while others develop it over time. If it's a new development for you, chances are that it's caused by enlarged jaw muscles.
The most important question is how to get rid of it. The good news is that you can get great results with a minimally invasive procedure. Here's what every patient needs to know about non-surgical jawline reduction:
How Does Non-Surgical Jawline Reduction Work?
If you have enlarged jaw muscles, don't worry, it doesn't mean you have to cut back on your diet. It's most often caused by bruxism, or teeth grinding. Many of our patients grind their teeth in their sleep, so there's no way for them to control it.
During non-surgical jawline reduction, our experienced providers inject Botox into these specific muscles. The Botox relaxes the muscles so that they reduce in size. You'll still be able to chew as normal, but on top of the cosmetic improvement, it also stops or limits your bruxism.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Jawline Reduction
Not sure yet if non-surgical jawline reduction is the right choice for you? Here are the benefits you need to know about:
1. A Slimmer Facial Appearance
Enlarged jaw muscles have nothing to do with excess fat, but they can make your face look heavy. From a glance, it just looks like you have a wide face, so some patients come to us because their face looks overweight.
When the Botox injections relax your precise jaw muscles, the muscles get smaller in a matter of weeks. Many of our patients get comments like, "You look like you've lost weight!" after their treatment.
2. No Unnecessary Surgery
Over-developed jawline muscles are one cause of an enlarged or squared jaw. For some patients, the problem is their actual bone structure. In these cases, the solution is a surgery that shaves down the jawbones.
The problem is that some patients head in for jaw reduction surgery without realizing they only need Botox injections. Because it's a cosmetic surgery, they're stuck with a huge bill and, in most cases, results they don't enjoy.
3. No Recovery Time
Let's be honest, we're all busy people. Botox injections like those we use in non-surgical jawline reduction are among the most convenient treatments around.
The entire procedure only takes around half an hour, and you can head right back to your daily routine. You may be sensitive for about 24 hours and you should also avoid massaging the area for 12 hours. For the most part, though, you can jump back into your busy schedule without missing a beat.
4. More Feminine Look for Women
On top of looking heavier, many of our non-surgical jawline reduction patients are concerned about looking masculine. A square, wide jaw can make even the most feminine woman insecure.
Our treatment helps you get back to a softer, more feminine jaw.
5. Lowered Chance of Future Jaw Enlargement
It's an unfortunate fact that there aren't many treatments for bruxism. The most common recommendation from dentists is to wear a mouth guard when you sleep. However, this can be uncomfortable and it doesn't stop the grinding. It only reduces the damage to your teeth.
Non-surgical jawline reduction, on the other hand, weakens targeted muscles in a direct way. As a result, you'll grind your teeth less or stop grinding them entirely. The means that if you keep up with your treatments, your jaw can keep the slim shape you like.
6. Less Damage to the Teeth
One of the largest problems with bruxism is that it damages your teeth. Little bit little, the grinding wears away at your teeth's enamel. This leaves them vulnerable to decay. Some patients even lose teeth over time thanks to the decay from bruxism.
While non-surgical jawline reduction is done for cosmetic purposes, it has that added benefit of sparing your teeth. This isn't to say you can toss away your floss, but it's one less risk factor.
7. Fewer Headaches
Another common problem for people who grind their teeth is pain. The pressure of grinding every night gives patients frequent headaches and jaw pain. In some cases, this is a person's first hint that they grind their teeth at night.
When you reduce or get rid of the bruxism with Botox injections, that pain stops reappearing. For patients with severe symptoms, this makes a dramatic difference in their quality of life.
8. Better Sleep Quality
We've all had times when we've woken in the morning and said, "I shouldn't be this tired considering how long I slept." For many people, that happens because of bruxism.
Grinding your teeth in your sleep can break down your sleep quality. Your body isn't in a true resting state. You might even wake up because of the teeth grinding without realizing or remembering it.
When you stop or limit your teeth grinding, that sleep quality can improve right away. Many of our patients didn't realize their sleep was as poor as it was until they got a truly restful night of sleep after their jawline reduction.
9. Long-Lasting Results
Consider the minimal time and low cost of non-surgical jawline reduction, the results are well worth the treatment. While it takes a few weeks for the results to develop, they can last for 6-9 months.
The results are temporary because your body will metabolise the Botox over time. Still, compare the countless benefits you get from one or two treatments each year.
How to Get Your Non-Surgical Jawline Reduction
Now that you know why non-surgical jawline reduction can help you, how do you take the next step?
It's important to start by making sure you're a candidate for the treatment. Our experienced team can evaluate your jawline and find out if Botox injections will get the results you want.
If you're a candidate, we'll walk you through what to expect and get you on the road to a slimmer jawline.
To get started, schedule a consultation for non-surgical jawline reduction today.