Face shaping (Jaw Slimming)
What is Face Shaping?
Botox (botulinum toxin) can be used to treat the masseter (jaw) muscle associated with chewing and teeth grinding. The masseter muscle can become overworked and enlarged resulting in a wide or square jaw and often the cause of headaches. Injecting this area with botox, weakens the overworking muscle, reducing in size and therefore reshaping the face for a more softer, rounder jaw and making it less prominent.
Summary Of Your Treatment
30 minutes estimated
Back to Work
No anaesthetic necessary
24 hours estimated
1 hour estimated
Duration of Results
3 months estimated
Risk & Complications
headache, Bruising, swelling, drooping brow, infection
Why choose Centre Of Dental Excellence?
Your skin and health is our priority. Our years of medical experience mean we are experienced in safely injecting Botulinum toxin and know exactly how to minimise any complications. We use only products of the highest quality and will guide you safely through every step of the procedure. Our extensive experience in antiageing medicine means we achieve natural, subtle improvements.
How is it used?
It is used for both medical and cosmetic applications:
To reduce fine lines and wrinkles
To improve facial symmetry
To reduce muscle spasms
To reduce excessive sweating
To treat chronic headaches / migraines
The Science behind Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum toxin acts on the junction between nerves and muscle, blocking the transmission of nerve signals and paralysing the muscles supplied by those nerves. This reduces movements caused by the muscles and therefore fine wrinkles caused by the movements are reduced. The effect on muscles and fine lines / wrinkles starts 2-4 days after injections and reaches a maximum effect at 7-10 days. The effect usually lasts for 3 – 4 months.
Botulinum toxin also acts on the small nerves stimulating the sweat glands, so blocking these nerves reduces sweating. The effect on the sweat glands starts 2-4 days after injection, reaching full effect at 7-10 days and usually last for 5-6 months.
Things to consider…
Botulinum toxin injections can be slightly painful and lead to mild bruising. We will advise you on how to minimize the risks, but it is worth bearing this in mind when planning the right time to have your treatment.
Other very rare complications are :
Drooping of the eyelids
Mild headache or sensation of heavy headedness
Side effects cannot always be prevented but we are fully trained to recognise and treat any issues early and safely.
What our Patients Say
"I would recommend this practice to friends or family. I was treated with dignity and respect by staff at the practice at all times. I was treated very well and the procedure to be carried was fully explained to me as was the cost. I would recommend this practice to everyone. Wonderful service and treatment."
- John Langton -