Anti-wrinkle injections are a versatile treatment in many regards, and not many people realize quite how many things they can be useful in treating. They are used not only by Cosmetic Doctors to refine the face but also assist with problems like excessive sweating. Anti-wrinkle injections are even often used in medicine for things like relaxing muscles to reduce spasms in cerebral palsy patients. Something else that is lesser known is that they can be used to non-surgically slim the appearance of the jawline and face.
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is a characterised by the excessive clenching of the jaw and teeth grinding. This is typically something that occurs while sleeping, resulting in issues such as worn blunt teeth, headaches, and temporomandibular joint problems. This may also result in an increase in the size of the masseter muscles causing a widening in the appearance of the jawline that can cause the face to begin to take on a more square shaped appearance.
Genetics Can Also Be the Cause of an Oversized Masseter Muscle
A larger masseter muscle is not always caused by bruxism, sometimes is merely a genetic trait. In either case, the appearance of the increased size of the masseter muscle can be improved using anti-wrinkle injections to relax the relevant muscles. While men may often seek a more refined jaw, and wouldn’t so much mind this in some case if you were to ignore the other issues caused. When it comes to women, many will find this a very undesirable look.
What Kind of People Are Face Slimming Injections Best Suited For?
This is a treatment that is very well suited to those looking to slim the look of their face or jawline while avoiding surgical alternatives. If you are frustrated by having a less naturally contoured looking face and are concerned you are looking a little too square; then this could be a treatment that could be well suited to your aesthetic concerns. A more smoothly transitioned face can look more youthful and feminine, so if this is also important to you and something you struggle with you may be a good candidate for considering this option.
Alternative Option for Jawline Slimming
If you are looking at various options for slimming your jawline, another commonly considered option is using liposuction. When fat is removed from the lower face and jawline, this can be effective for some people. However, this is only suitable for those with enough fat rather than muscle in these areas to remove to produce a more balanced facial curve.
Does This Procedure Have Any Downtime?
Receiving anti-wrinkle injections is very non-invasive and has little to no downtime. Also noteworthy is while results are instant they begin to take effect rather quickly with results starting to become apparent after around a week, lasting for between four to eight months typically. While the visual results are often aesthetically pleasing to patients, they also will generally notice other benefits as well, such as a reduction in jaw pain, jaw clenching, jaw tension, and headaches.
The Temporalis Muscle Another Potential Target Area
This muscle is near the temple and felt when clenching the jaw, and it can be another great target for anti-wrinkle treatment. The temporalis muscle and the masseter muscle work together when clenching the jaw, the role is to assist in closing the jaw as well as chewing. While for aesthetic purposes targeting the temporalis muscle isn’t likely to have much visual improvement, those experiencing headaches caused by bruxism may find further relief by treating this area in conjunction with the masseter muscle.