All You Need To Know About Face slimming injections

Face slimming injections are very popular today, thanks to the dawn of the new era where V-shaped faces are in and square jaws are out. The popularity surge of such cosmetic procedures is said to be brought about by Korean celebrities, which have been quickly adopted by Western countries.

Often, a square-shaped jaw is due to the hyperactivity of the masseter muscles, which are usually used in chewing. Frequent chewing of hard foods or grinding the teeth at night can cause hypertrophy or overgrowth of these muscles. While often seen as an asset to a male’s appearance, a strong jaw on a female can be perceived as masculine. Then again, it is also worth noting that some men also line up to get face slimming injections.

Face slimming injections can improve the beauty of a face. Anti-wrinkle injections are used in the masseter muscle to slim it, which reduces the width of the lower third of the face. This is good for patients whose jaw is too square. It is also good for patients who think their face is “too round”.

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Face slimming injections also have other benefits apart from a V-shaped face. An additional benefit is that people who feel stress in their jaw muscles will find relief as the tension dissipates. In fact, this treatment works well for jaw clenching and bruxism by relaxing facial muscles.

Are face slimming injections painful?

No. They feel like ant bites and will only cause some slight discomfort during the process itself. Additionally, there is no need for downtime as it is very rare for side effects to occur. The worst you can get is a little swelling and redness, although they only manifest if you have sensitive skin. Otherwise, you can go back to your normal daily routine in no time.

How does face slimming injections work?

Reducing the size of the masseter muscles is achieved, over time, with the injection of muscle relaxants, giving a more feminine appearance. We highly recommend doing a pre-treatment consultation before getting anything done. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment. 

Anti Wrinkle Injection treatment to reduce the square jaw usually involves about three to six injection points on each side of the patients. For a lot of patients, it can be a scary thought to have three to six jabs on either side of the face. This is where the one skin injection point technique differentiates itself and offers a much safer and simple solution to achieve the same effect.

With just one Anti Wrinkle Injection injection on each side of the face, the treatment provider can reach five different points within the masseter muscle using this technique. There is no difference between the results with the traditional three to six-point injection technique and this innovative one-point technique because the medication is delivered to the same number of points in the muscle in both cases.

Who can have face slimming injections?

One reason for a square-shaped jaw and lower face is an excessive build-up of the jaw muscles, also called masseter muscles, due to tension, age, facial structure, and stress. Some races tend to have a larger/squarer jaw.

However, not all faces are suitable for injections. For instance, where the widening effect is caused by excess fat rather than muscle build up in the lower cheek area, especially on either side of the mouth. We will assess your individual suitability for the procedure.

Are there any side effects?

Some of the potential side effects include:

  • Temporary bruising and swelling in the injected area.
  • Some patients may notice a slight change in their smile due to facial muscle weakness. This is extremely rare and usually settles within 2 weeks. 
  • Allergic reaction. 

How long does it take for the effects to show?

This depends upon the bulk of the muscle and the number of Anti Wrinkle Injection units used. A majority of patients see results after four to six weeks. 

However, some patients have to get a second treatment after three months to see the full results. Females tend to see the results sooner than males. The masseter will eventually reduce in size and give a slimmer appearance to the face.

Face slimming injections are focused on making the jaw look thinner, creating a V shape instead of a square jaw on the face. The masseter muscle is quite strong and takes longer than other muscles to relax and reduce in size. Regular timely treatments will ensure the continued slimming effect of reduced masseters. 

At Skin Club, we make sure to tailor our treatments to the goals and needs of our clients. We take pride in ensuring that every procedure suits their aesthetic goals so expectations are met.

Visit SKIN CLUB Cosmetic Doctors to ensure safe and cost-efficient Facial Sliming in Melbourne.