Botox Round Face Treatment
The shape of the lower portion of the face is determined by genetics, bone structure, fatty tissue and muscle structure. Most of these are difficult to change – if your lower face seems too wide, round or square, there are limited treatments for changing the shape. However, when an oversized masseter muscle is to blame for a wide or round face, masseter reduction can be a solution to create a slimmer lower face. At Timeless MedSpa NYC, we offer Botox® round face treatment to reduce the size of the masseter muscles for a narrower lower face.
The masseter muscles are the large jaw muscles that connect the jaw to the skull and perform chewing and clenching. When the masseter muscle is overused, it can become larger in size. The masseter muscles are on the outside of the face along the jawline. When they become larger, the face becomes wider and rounder. For those that want a more feminine jawline or heart-shaped face, oversized masseter muscles can make the jaw appear square or the face round. Botox injections offer a non-surgical option to narrow the lower face with masseter reduction.
Masseter Reduction for Face Slimming
Botox injections are used for relaxing muscles. For masseter reduction, Botox injections are used on each side of the face to target the masseter muscles. Relaxing the muscles can reduce jaw clenching and bruxism (teeth grinding) that can result in oversized masseter muscles. Once the muscles are relaxed, they can shrink in size over time. The injections begin working in a few days after the treatment, and results can take several weeks or a few months to achieve.
In many cases, Botox round face treatment only needs to be done once. However, Botox injections can be repeated every 3-4 months to continue shrinking the masseter muscles to slim the lower face. Botox injections are safe with few possible side effects – most people only experience a little swelling or bruising at the injection site.
If your face has become rounder over time due to larger masseter muscles, Botox injections for masseter reduction may be a solution. Contact us at Timeless MedSpa NYC to schedule a Botox consultation or treatment at our UES clinic.