How to get a slimmer face
Over-developed jaw muscles (masseters) can often lead to a square-looking jaw line. Reduction of the jaw line through the use of face fillers has revolutionised cosmetic sculpting of the lower face. This procedure is particular popular in Asia (especially Chinese and Korean) where masseter hypertrophy is often apparent and fairly common. By treating these areas, one’s face will look thinner and sharper by achieving the reverse triangular appearance; facial traits often associated with youthfulness and attractiveness.
Surgical shaving of jaw bones is very invasive, irreversible and can have a long downtime, and extensive recovery period. Jaw line reduction using facial fillers, on the contrary, is safe, effective and affordable. The procedure involves injections of the toxin into the masseter muscles on each side of the face. It takes approximately 2-4 weeks for the masseters to reduce in size and therefore slim down the jaw line and the effects can last up to 6 months.
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Jaw Reduction / Face slimming
Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicine for 2 days (e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac)
Avoid vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 1 day
Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please consult your doctor)
Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected
The treatment itself is very simple, quick and relatively painless as only very small needles are used
Ice pack or Arnica might be used to minimise bruising
Recovery is pretty immediate, virtually no down time
Not applicable: during pregnancy or breast feeding
In individuals with known hypersensitivity to b0tulinum toxin A or human albumin
In the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites
Disorders of the neuromuscular junction
• Myasthenia gravis
• Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome
• Multiple sclerosis
Concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion or chemical peels
Side effects are rare, mild bruising might occur, but this usually fades quickly (you can minimise bruising by avoiding medication aforementioned before the procedure)
You can carry on with your day pretty much as usual immediately after leaving the clinic
Move the areas that have been injected as frequent as you for 2 hours, this will increase the uptake of facial fillers to the targeted muscles. Chewing gum is a great to help contracting masseters.
Please avoid putting on anything on your face for at least 4 hours after treatment
Please avoid putting skincare with peeling chemicals for 2 days (e.g. glycolic acid, tretinoin)
Please avoid strenuous exercise for 2 days
Please avoid alcohol for 2 days
Please avoid sun tanning/ sauna/ extreme heat for 2 weeks
Use high SPF cream to protect your skin the next day
The result is seen in 2-4 weeks
The effect lasts between 3 to 6 months
Book a complementary check up in 4 weeks time to review your progress. You will also have a chance to discuss other treatments that can complement the new you