Many Asians have large masseter muscles. These are the muscles at the back of the jaw that allow us to bite. The enlargement of these muscles, known as masseter hypertrophy, can make a face broad and square in shape.
Botox face slimming is performed by the injection of Botox into these muscles. This causes them to weaken and shrink. When they reduce in size, the face will naturally look slimmer.
These injections are relatively painless. There is a small risk of pin point bruising, but this is rare and disappears after about a week. The muscles then shrink over the next 3-4 weeks.
The first signs of the treatment working may not be visible. Instead, you may feel an aching when you chew on hard foods, such as a tough piece of steak. The muscle, now smaller, becomes tired more easily. At standard Botox doses, this sensation can last a few weeks before the muscles adjust and everything goes back to normal fuctionally.
About a month after the injections, the final resuts are seen.
As with all Botox treatments, the results are temporary and the muscles will become stronger with time. The treatment has to be repeated to maintain the results long-term. As such, we offer special package rates for this treatment, so as to increase the affordability of long-term face slimming with Botox.
An additional benefit is that peope who feel stress in their jaw muscles will find relief as the tension dissipates.
Not all faces will slim down after Botox injections. Many have excess fat in the lower cheek area, especially on either side of the mouth. We treat this region with radiofrequency +/- ultrasonic lipolysis for fat melting.