Masseter Reduction and Face Slimming
The masseter muscles are the largest jaw muscles that are responsible for clenching the jaw and chewing. Located on the outside of the jaw, the masseter muscles can impact the shape of the face and jawline. When the masseter muscles are thicker, it creates a wider face and jawline, which can appear more masculine. For those wanting a more feminine, slimmer or heart-shaped face, thicker masseter muscles can be an issue. At Timeless MedSpa NYC, we offer masseter reduction and face slimming treatments at our UES clinic.
Botox for Masseter Reduction/Face Slimming
Botox® injections are used for a wide variety of cosmetic and medical treatments. While Botox Cosmetic is best known for frown line treatments, it can be used to accomplish many aesthetic benefits, including masseter reduction. Botox works by blocking nerve signals to muscles to stop normal contractions. For masseter reduction and face slimming purposes, Botox is targeted at the masseter muscles. Multiple injections are used to relax the masseter muscles on either side of the jaw.
Botox takes a few days to become effective and lasts about 3-4 months. During this treatment time, the masseter muscles are relaxed and begin to shrink in size. For most patients, one treatment is all that is needed to slim the face and jaw. This can reduce a square jawline and create a more oval or heart-shaped face that is less masculine and more feminine.
Masseter Reduction Surgery
In some cases, non-surgical masseter reduction does not achieve the desired results. For more dramatic face slimming, plastic surgery may be required. Our director at Timeless MedSpa NYC is Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg, a double board certified plastic surgeon at Vantage Plastic Surgery. If you are interested in surgical face slimming or masseter reduction, we can refer you to Dr. Shteynberg for a consultation.
If you want to reshape or slim your lower face, masseter reduction treatments or surgery may be right for you. To learn more about masseter reduction and face slimming treatments, contact us at Timeless MedSpa NYC. We can schedule a consultation for masseter reduction at our UES clinic.