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Jawline Slimming with Botox

An overly prominent, squared and chiseled jawline is often attributed to a more masculine appearance. While this may be desirable, for some women it can make them feel less feminine.

A typical youthful female facial shape is the upside down triangle. The width of the upper face is wider, and it gently decreases as it slopes downward to the chin — making an upside down triangle.

While aging can cause the tissues to sag along the jawline, making jowls, another cause of a squared jawline is an overly developed jaw muscle. Also known as the masseter, the jaw muscle is responsible for chewing. Whether caused by genetics or excessive chewing, the masseter can become overly developed and bulky, making the jawline squared and more prominent.

If this is an aesthetic concern for you, there is a nonsurgical option available: Botox!

Botox is commonly known as a wrinkle treatment. But in the same way it relaxes the muscles to smooth away dynamic wrinkles, it can also relax the masseter muscle to make it less prominent. A simple injection treatment can give you results that last about 3-6 months.

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Botox® TMJ/Jawline Contouring

Because of its therapeutic effect on the masseter, Botox has been a successful treatment option for patients who suffer from TMJ and excessive jaw clenching for several years now. And now it can also be used to improve the shape of the jawline!

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