Also known as facial or jawline slimming, masseter reduction involves using injections to slender out the lower face. Masseter muscles are two bulky muscles on each side of the angle of your jaw, which serve as muscles of mastication; in other words, they help you chew.
Large jaw muscles are often determined by genetics, yet factors such as excessive teeth grinding can overtime make these muscles bulkier. Many clients with to slim the masseter muscles for aesthetic reasons, to create a more narrow and feminine jawline.
The procedure involves injecting a neuromodulator into the masseter muscles to relax, soften and reduce their appearance. At Skinfidelity, we offer Botox or Dysport neuromodulators and make recommendations depending on both your facial structure and muscle strength for desired results. After your treatment you may notice some chewing fatigue when eating dense foods such as a submarine sandwich or steak.
Dosages will change over time depending on the strength of the muscle and frequency of treatments. After completing all recommended treatments, it is possible to transform a square jawline into an oval face. Maintenance is optional.
This procedure is also advantageous for people who develop bruxism from teeth grinding. By relaxing these muscles, it can significantly ease the pain caused from clenching your teeth.