A slimmer and more oval shaped appearance
The appearance of a prominent or squared-angled lower jaw may be bothersome to you. The muscles along your jaw-line, from actions such as chewing and clenching or grinding your teeth may be subjected to overuse and result in changes to the shape of your face, known as hypertrophy of the masseter muscle. Over time, you could experience tension, pain, headaches and a change in the natural aesthetic of your face.
You can experience both functional (less tension and pain while using the muscles) and cosmetic benefits (a slimmer lower face) with injections of Botulinum toxin type A.
How your jaw-line becomes slimmer without surgery
If you have masseter muscle hypertrophy, contouring your lower face can be successfully achieved with intramuscular injections of Botulinum toxin type A. That means, having the medicament injected in a safe manner into your enlarged muscle.
The effects of the treatment work by relaxing the muscles which results in a decrease of overuse of these very muscles. The process of your muscle volume and thickness reducing over the weeks following your procedure results in a slimmer and smooth contour line of your lower face.
Ensure your treatment is a success
Injecting Botulinum toxin type A into the masseter muscle is a non-invasive yet highly technique-sensitive procedure. Dr. Manish Khanna FRCPC has the necessary skills, an in-depth knowledge of the structure and functions of craniofacial anatomy, and experience to ensure that your treatment is a success.
For optimal results, consider three critical factors: accurate assessment (are you a good candidate) , the right dosage (how much of the medicament do you require for optimal results) and the precise location of the injections into anatomically safe and effective treatments zones.
Yes, the skill of the injector is necessary to ensure safety. Additionally, the aesthetic eye is crucial to ensure that the contouring works in balance and harmony with your other facial features.