The jaw is a structure that not only plays an essential role in our ability to eat and speak but also plays a vital role in our overall appearance. The shape of the jaw is important in anchoring the shape of the face. Jaw contouring is a cosmetic technique that can enhance the shape of your face to better fit your aesthetic goals.
Through jaw contouring, the face can be shaped to appear more feminine. Also known as facial slimming, the procedure is tailored to meet the goals and individual anatomy of each Vancouver patient.
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Licensed Doctor Injector
Your injectable jawline contouring treatment will always be administered by a licensed, board certified physician. Dr. Perhez Jaffer has over 20 years of aesthetic medical experience and is also one of the few elite physicians in Canada who has been trained in MD Codes™, a more precise and comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. He is recognized as an expert in Botox by Allergan, the product’s manufacturer.
Over 20 Years of Experience
For non-injectable jawline contouring treatments, you’ll benefit from the experience of certified medical aestheticians. Our most senior medical aesthetician and laser technician has been supporting patients for over two decades, and is frequently praised for her skill and gentle manner! That means you can have confidence knowing that you’re in highly experienced hands.
As a board certified physician-led practice, we have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. Our excellent track record allows you to have unparalleled confidence in the quality and safety of the care you will receive. As our patient, you receive excellent aesthetic care in a relaxed and supportive setting. We are committed to achieving your personal goals.
To achieve facial balance and harmony, the lower third of the face must be considered in terms of facial width.
For example, squareness of the lower jaw is generally perceived as masculine. The wideness of the jaw also has an impact on the angle between the chin and neck. In men, this is typically a desired trait, whereas it is an undesired trait in women.
However, even for men, an overly wide jawline or mandible can create asymmetry and throw off facial balance. An enlarged mandible may be a result of a rare congenital disorder, but it can also simply be a result of repeat behaviors such as teeth clenching and grinding.
Facial slimming is aimed at creating a balanced appearance in line with your aesthetic goals. With jaw contouring, there are a number of techniques that can achieve different ends depending on the goals of the patient.
We offer a non-surgical jaw contouring technique that involves using Botox injections. This is very effective for reducing the size of enlarged jaw muscles, known as the masseter. This transforms the shape of your lower face, making it more like a V or inverted triangle.
What is the masseter?
The masseter is a muscle that is located along either side of the jaw. Whenever you chew, the masseter activates. Too much chewing, or grinding, can cause the masseter to bulk up, much like any other muscle in the body. This can lead to a prominent jawline and an overly square facial shape — an aesthetic issue that some find unattractive.
When Botox is injected at several points in the masseter, it works to relaxe it. This causes the mandible to reduce in size and remain less bulky over several months. Typically, it takes a few weeks to see visible improvements. After the procedure, Vancouver patients are able to return to their normal activities right away, with others being none the wiser!
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm and Belotero, can enhance the jawline by adding volume. These injectable, biocompatible products provide gentle “padding” to the jawline, smoothing out indentations and resolving contour irregularities.
Fillers can be effective in the treatment of the following aesthetic issues:
enhancing the chin to improve its shape or size
modifying the shape of the jawline to make it look more proportionate
Another non-surgical technique that can effectively reontour the jawline is Sublime skin tightening. Through the use of bipolar radiofrequency energy, skin is tightened, which improves and lifts the jawline.