Jaw line contouring using BOTOX | Non-surgical approach
Traditional female facial aesthetics classically describe the lower portion of the face as an oval appearance, with gradual tapering of the a jawline inward.
In the past to achieve this cosmetic appearance, patient’s underwent bone contouring surgery, requiring significant postoperative recovery time and other potential risks.
Today, an innovated non-surgical approach using BOTOX (Allergan Inc, Irvine CA) has been developed to achieve these changes. BOTOX – or Botulinum Toxin Type A, blocks the nerve transmission to muscle, weakening the activity of a muscle. (This has been FDA approved for cosmetic treatment of the furrows between your eyebrows.)
To contour the jawline, BOTOX is injected into the masseter muscle. As the muscle is weakened in a particular region, some bulk of this muscle is reduced, resulting in a more tapered jawline. Dr. Kwak performs this injection incrementally (approximately 2 weeks between injections) in order to achieve the desired changes.