Jawline & Facial Slimming Injections
Jaw slimming without surgery uses muscle relaxing injections injected into the jaw muscles to shape the jaw line.
Typically less than half and hour
Jaw slimming injections involve injection of the muscle relaxant botulinum toxin A into the jaw. It is the same ingredient used in anti-wrinkle injections although doses may be slightly higher. It works by relaxing the muscle so that it gradually becomes smaller just like a muscle that hasn’t been over-exercised. The effects are reversible as the muscle relaxing effect wears off. The process is gradual with slimming occurring over several weeks. The treatment is great for patients with a square jaw or who find that their faces are too round.
Bruising may occur, but is not common. Patients can go back to work on the day of the procedure. The maximum effect will occur at approximately 8 weeks. At your complementary 8 week consultation, if needed, we may advise an additional injection for further jaw slimming. • Once the appropriate jawline has been achieved, we can decide on a lower maintenance dose to maintain the desired effect. We may apply ice over the injected area to minimise pain and the chance of bruising.
With jawline filling, there is almost no downtime, meaning that you can get back to your life almost straight away. This is one of the main advantages of jawline filling, in that it is super quick and super effective. With aftercare, all we advise you to do is, for the first 2 weeks after administration, avoid excess pressure on the injected areas. You will also receive some more information from us on aftercare directly following your appointment.
Some side effects include injection related effects such as bruising and swelling. Also possible are asymmetry and smile disturbance from adjacent muscles being inadvertently targeted by the muscle relaxant.
Starting at just $600, jawline sculpting can be an incredibly powerful way to shape your face and build on your already stunning features. The process is easy, quick, and administered by professionals with your safety and beauty in mind. This price also includes all necessary consultations so we can make sure you can look and feel your absolute best. Repeat injections at the 8 week mark may be necessary to produce the slimming required.
The cost of facial slimming injections depends on the dose being used. Usually treatment of bruxism requires a lesser dose than facial slimming. Facial slimming typically requires a higher dose of antiwrinkle injections than most facial antiwrinkle treatments. Prices for pain reduction are typically around the $300-$500 mark whereas facial slimming would cost approximately $600-$1000 for significant reduction in volume.
In patients who often get headaches from excessive teeth grinding, jaw slimming injections may also provide a therapeutic effect.
Jaw-slimming injections can be combined with anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers in the same procedure to produce an optimal outcome and redefine facial features.
At Asterie Clinic, we can also treat overhanging jowl fat with liposuction, thread lifting and fat dissolving. We would need to evaluate the skin quality and facial fat beforehand to determine what the best option is and whether fillers will actually be of use. Outside of those conditions, jawline sculpting is a fast, safe, and effective option for people looking to contour their faces and jaws.
Off label use of fat dissolving injections or jowl liposuction can also be used to reduce the appearance of wide lower faces where the width is coming from facial fat rather than the volume of the muscle or bone itself. Both are complex procedures which should be undertaken by a skilled practitioner. Jowl liposuction is more definitive than facial slimming with fat dissolving but requires you to wear a compression garment for 1-2 weeks full time and occasionally more weeks at night.
Exactly how many millilitres to use will again vary on a case to case basis, with most individuals finding that 1ml is more than enough, however for more drastic results we may use up to 4mls of filler. Generally, however, we will avoid this much volume as it has a higher chance of filler migration – where filler will spread out to other parts of the face. This is not a dangerous phenomenon, but can dull the results we strive for here at Asterie Clinic.
Jawline sculpting is different from jawline slimming, which involves the use of anti-wrinkle injections into the masseter muscle of the jaw to slim the face over the course of roughly 6 months. Jawline fillers are an immediate procedure which takes effect almost instantly, and lasts over time instead of progressing over time
Unfortunately, jawline filler is not suitable for people with excess adiposity (fatty tissue) around the jaw. In these cases, often fat reduction will be a better first step, where after that we can perform jawline sculpting following on from neck and jowl liposuction or fat dissolving; services we also offer here at the clinic.
The cost of facial slimming injections depends on the dose being used. Usually treatment of bruxism – a condition where you may unconsciously grind, gnash or clench your teeth; another condition we can treat with this solution – requires a smaller dose than facial slimming and jawline filling. Facial slimming typically requires a higher dose of anti-wrinkle injections than most facial anti-wrinkle treatments. Prices for pain reduction in the above conditions are typically around the $300-$500 mark whereas facial slimming would cost approximately $600-$1000 for significant reduction in volume.
Facial slimming injections should not be performed in people who have overly chubby lower cheek fat. This is because the masseter muscle often acts as a pulley and holds this fat back. When the volume of the masseter is reduced this fat can drop forward resulting in a very heavy looking lower face. For this reason, patient evaluation is incredibly important. Facial slimming injections also have limited use where the face is looking wide due to bone structure rather than muscle volume.
Careful placement of the facial slimming injections is also critical to avoid toxing the risorius muscle which can cause an uneven smile. For this reason, we place the anti-wrinkle injections in a safe zone to minimise the risk of treatment. We are proud to boast a record of exactly zero uneven smile muscles with facial slimming injections at Asterie Clinic. Our team of professionals, their assessments, and their work, are the reason behind this
Use of off-label or generic fat dissolving injections or even jowl liposuction, can both also be used to reduce the appearance of wide lower faces where the width is coming from facial fat rather than the volume of the muscle or bone itself. Both are complex procedures which should be undertaken by a skilled practitioner. Jowl liposuction is more definitive than facial slimming with fat dissolving but requires you to wear a compression garment for 1-2 weeks full time and occasionally longer, depending on how your body and face react to the treatment.
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