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Can BOTOX® Make My Face Look Slimmer?

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BOTOX is a well-known injectable treatment used to smooth out wrinkles and give your face a more youthful appearance. But did you know that wrinkle relaxers can also slim and contour your face?

A square jawline can make you feel self-conscious about your facial features. In this blog post, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Forma Plastic Surgery discuss how BOTOX treatment works and how it creates a leaner facial appearance. Read below or call to schedule a cosmetic consultation in Scottsdale, AZ.

What causes a square jawline?

A square jawline is sometimes caused by genetics, but there are other factors that stimulate the growth of the masseter muscles, or the muscles located on both sides of your jaw. Excess chewing or chronic teeth grinding can cause the masseter muscles to increase in size or become disproportionate.

Aesthetically pleasing jawlines are traditionally V-shaped or heart-shaped. A square jawline can give your face a boxy appearance and may not complement your facial features or bone structure. BOTOX can shrink these muscles to a more appropriate size.

How does BOTOX treat a square jawline?

BOTOX is an injection that temporarily improves the appearance of wrinkles, like Crow's feet. It works by blocking nerve impulses from reaching the muscles in your face. When the muscles stop contracting, the overlying skin relaxes, and fine lines and creases are reduced.

When applied correctly, wrinkle relaxers can also slim down your facial features. The team at Forma Plastic Surgery administer BOTOX into the masseter muscles to keep them from contracting. As a result, the masseter muscles atrophy or shrink in size. Once the muscles are smaller, they are less visible, and your face appears more proportionate.

Benefits of BOTOX treatment in Scottsdale include:

  • Relaxes overactive muscles to create a contoured look

  • Simple procedure with fast results

  • No significant downtime involved

  • No need for incisions or invasive plastic surgery

What happens during a BOTOX appointment?

Forma Plastic Surgery performs a skin and jawline assessment before administering any BOTOX injections. If you're interested in what BOTOX has to offer and you're a good candidate, we'll discuss potential side effects and answer any questions you have. Each patient will receive customized treatments that are designed for optimal results.

BOTOX treatment takes approximately 15 minutes, and patients can return home shortly after. The results will last up to four months, and there are usually no complications if you follow our simple aftercare instructions. Patients should return for follow-up appointments as requested to keep their slimmer jawline on a long-term basis.

Will my BOTOX results look natural?

BOTOX is a quick and simple treatment that can be used to create gorgeous results, especially when performed by a qualified team member. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have experience working with people who struggle with a square jawline that makes them feel less than confident. We can slim down your jawline in a way that is both subtle and natural.

Slim down your jawline

A square jawline may be making you feel self-conscious or unattractive. Instead of hiding your face, let us improve your jawline by administering BOTOX injections in the masseter muscle. Forma Plastic Surgery is dedicated to giving you the best results possible so that you can love the way you look in Scottsdale, AZ. Contact us to schedule a cosmetic consultation and learn how we can enhance your jawline with wrinkle relaxers.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.