03.19.24 in Injectables & Dermal Fillers

Botox For Face Slimming

Botox For Face Slimming

Many people want to slim down the shape of their face due to a wide jawline, which can be caused by the overdevelopment of the masseter muscle. Botox for face slimming is a non-surgical procedure that can reduce the size of this muscle and give the face a more tapered, slimmer appearance. Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics in San Antonio provides face slimming to patients in Bexar County and surrounding communities.

Where is the masseter Muscle?

The masseter muscle is located at the back of the jaw. It’s a powerful powerful, large muscle that is responsible for grinding food and chewing. In some cases, it can appear wider than desired due to overdevelopment. Reasons for a widen masseter muscle include excessive chewing of gum, genetics, and teeth grinding.

Botox is used to relax this muscle and ease stiffness and tension. The amount and number of injections depends on the severity of the issue in the treatment area.

Botox For Face Slimming Procedure

The Botox for masseter muscle face slimming procedure can be completed in just a few minutes. First, we identify the areas of the muscle that need to be injected. After the areas have been identified, we inject the Botox directly into the muscle.

This procedure works by weakening the muscle, causing it to shrink in size. Over time, the muscle will continue to decrease in size, resulting in a more contoured, slimmer jawline. In general, the results can last between 6 to 8 months, after which the treatment can be repeated if desired.

Recovery Time

The recovery associated with the Botox for face slimming treatment is very little downtime. In fact, patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. However, to prevent the Botox from spreading into other areas, we recommend avoid massaging or rubbing the treated area for 24 hours after the procedure.

Also, there may be mild bruising and swelling at the injection site, but this usually resolves with a few days. You should also avoid anti-inflammatory medications, alcohol, and aspirin for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Adhering to these instructions will lessen the chance of additional bruising.

Botox Alternative Uses

In addition to Botox for face slimming, Botox is also used to:

  • Keep excessive sweating in check
  • Relieve migraine pain
  • Control twitching eyelids and other involuntary facial spasms
  • Treat an overactive bladder

For more than a decade, Botox has been one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the United States. Its use extends from diminishing facial wrinkles to slimming the face, and more.

Request an Appointment at Magnolia Medical & Aesthetics

Book online or call (210) 600-3335 to learn more about Botox for masseter slimming.