Can Botox Change the Shape of Your Face?
We often consider Botox for its proven ability to address lines and wrinkles on the face. But what about the overall shape of the face? At Timeless MedSpa, we recognize and utilize Botox injections as an effective way to alter the of your face and create a more attractive outline. For most patients, this means correcting a round or square face and making it more oval or heart-shaped. Here’s a closer look at how Botox can (temporarily) accomplish this beauty feature:
Treating a Round Face
Botox injections can help improve the appearance of a round face by providing a subtle slimming effect. Here’s how Botox can be used:
Masseter Muscle Reduction: Botox can be injected into the masseter muscles, which are the muscles responsible for chewing and clenching the jaw. If these muscles are overdeveloped, they can contribute to a square or round facial shape. By injecting Botox into the masseter muscles, the muscle activity is temporarily weakened, resulting in a reduction in muscle size over time. This can help create a more slim and contoured appearance to the lower face.
Jawline Softening: In some cases, a round face can be due to a prominent or square jawline caused by the masseter muscles. Botox can be strategically injected along the jawline to soften its appearance and create a more tapered or V-shaped look.
It’s important to note that the effects of Botox are temporary and typically last around 3-6 months. Multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve the desired results. Additionally, Botox injections should only be performed by a qualified and experienced healthcare professional who has expertise in facial aesthetics.
At Timeless MedSpa, we have professionals that specialize in facial aesthetics and can determine if Botox is a suitable option for addressing your round face. We will carefully assess your facial structure and provide personalized recommendations based on your unique needs.
Treating a Square Face
Botox injections can potentially help improve the appearance of a square face by targeting specific facial muscles, including injection strategies that are similar to round face treatment. Here are two areas where Botox can be used to soften a square face:
Masseter Muscle Reduction: The masseter muscles are located in the jaw area and are responsible for chewing. In individuals with a square face shape, these muscles may be overly developed, resulting in a more prominent jawline. By injecting Botox into the masseter muscles, the muscle activity is temporarily weakened, leading to a reduction in muscle size over time. This can help create a softer and less square jawline, resulting in a more oval or heart-shaped face.
Temple Area: Another area where Botox can be used to achieve a more rounded facial appearance is in the temple area. By injecting Botox into the temporalis muscles, which are located on the sides of the forehead, the muscles can be relaxed, resulting in a subtle narrowing effect and softening of the facial contours.
Keep in mind that the effects of Botox are temporary and typically last around 3-6 months. Multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve the desired results. Botox injections should only be performed by a qualified and experienced injector, which can be found at Timeless MedSpa in NYC.
Schedule Your Botox Face-Shaping Consult in NYC
If you are unhappy with the shape or contour of your face, let us help. Timeless MedSpa proudly offers non-surgical treatments to improve the appearance faces that are too square or too round. Schedule your consult at our NYC clinic today.
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