A SOFTER, FRIENDLIER JAW
Beyoo Aesthetics offers a Botulinum toxin treatment to reduce jaw size and excessive teeth grinding (Bruxism).
A wide jaw can create a square shaped lower face. While the square jaw may be desirable in men, it is not a feminine appearance. In the past, surgery was the only remedy but now the non-surgical jaw reduction procedure (using Botuilinum toxin) is an excellent alternative solution.
If you place your hands at the angle of your jaw as you clench your teeth down, you will feel the bulging and hardness of a muscle. This muscle, called masseter muscle, is often a primary cause of the excessive jaw width and teeth grinding.
Botulinum toxin injections weakens the corner part of the muscle, hence improve teeth grinding. The injection can also significantly reduce the size of this muscle and narrow the lower part of the face. An additional benefit from the side profile is that the cheeks become highlighted, adding definition and contour to the face.
PRIOR TO THE TREATMENT
Victoria will review your medical history to ensure you are suitable for the treatment, medically examine the jaw muscle to determine the injection sites and explain the procedure, after care, all possible complications and how to avoid prior the treatment
There is only one to two injections of Botulinum toxin per side of the jaw required during the procedure
Patients must not rub or massage the treated area for 4 hours after the injection in order to prevent spreading of the medication. Specific after care instructions will be provided during your visit by Victoria
Botulinum toxin, is a protein produced by the the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It relaxes muscle by temporary block nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes lines and wrinkles.
The cosmetic effect of Botulinum toxin was first documented as early as 1989 and was approved by the FDA in 2002. It is now regular used by many, both male and female, as it is less intrusive and less artificial in appearance, than traditional form of treatment such as plastic surgery.
During your medical consultation, Victoria will assess your medical history and make sure you are suitable for the treatment. Be sure to inform Victoria about any pre-existing medical conditions such as:
- A disease that affects your muscles and nerves such as Myastenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Allergies to any Botulinum toxin products
- Any medication that you are currently taking
- If you have had facial surgery or plan to have surgery in the future
- If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Also, if you are breast feeding
Botulinum toxin weakens the injected muscle over the time, which leads in turn to a reduction in the overall size. Victoria will focuses the treatment precisely where the three heads of the muscle overlap (for maximal effect) and at the deep and superficial part of the muscle, which happens to correspond with where the muscle inserts into the bone. By reducing the muscle at the point of attachment to the bone, the bone can also reduce over time giving longer-lasting results without compromise to the strength of the bone. The aesthetic effect of reducing the flared nature of the jawline is only truly appreciated in the right candidate. Victoria will personally evaluate your face before deciding if you are suitable to have this treatment.
The most important criteria to decide if you are a good candidate is the thickness of your masseter muscle (jaw muscle). The relative thickness of the masseter can be easily determined by biting down hard and feeling the outer jawline. If the muscle appears to be almost rock hard and enlarged in appearance when you clench your teeth, you may be a good candidate to have this procedure done
Most patients do not have this problem as only corner part of the muscle will be relaxed, not all parts of the muscle. However, you may experience some tiring after chewing for a while, this phenomenon is only temporary and will go away in a short period of time, commonly within a week.
The procedure is painless. Victoria has a specialized method of injection that virtually eliminates all discomfort without the need for an anesthetic
There really is no recovery period and significant swelling or bruising. The treatment takes only five minutes as an office procedure and you may drive home thereafter. There really are no restrictions in your activity post procedure
Generally, it will take about 6 weeks before you see the difference and will last typically between 6 months to a year and a half. However, at the end of the first week, you may notice that your jawline feels a lot softer when you bite down and feel it. It is recommended to evaluate the result at 3 months following the first injection in order to evaluate the full effect and see if you need the further treatment. You may need up to 3 treatments in total to achieve maximum result depending upon your jaw muscle size. Top up treatments every 6-12 moths are recommended to maintain the result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion
The result for teeth grinding can be experienced within 1-2 weeks. Regular treatment every 4-6 months will generally provide longer lasting and more effective results as the muscle will become smaller and less active