Nonsurgical Jaw Reduction / Botox
Non Invasive Jaw Reduction with Botox in New York City
Many individuals that visit Rejuve NYC desire to have a slimmer face. They are unsatisfied with the large round or square shape of their face. They don’t like the way it appears in photos or how it makes their body look small and out of proportion. Often, a jaw can protrude or be bigger than cosmetically appealing, which can make one’s entire face look big.
Corrective cosmetic surgeries do exist for slimming the jawline, and thereby slimming the entire face. Cosmetic surgery, however, is expensive, involves a lot of recover time and is not without its risks. New York City’s Rejuve Clinic offers a non-surgical jaw reduction procedure that is efficient, fast and very effective.
What is a Nonsurgical Jaw Reduction Procedure?
The nonsurgical jaw reduction procedure is utilized to slim one’s face and make it aesthetically more appealing. It targets the masseter muscles, which are two large muscles that border the outsides of the jaw. The masseter muscles play a role in helping us chew our food. Some individuals naturally have exceptionally large masseter muscles, and as a result, their faces look square-shaped, big or circular. Other people may grind their teeth, at night or during the day (a condition known as Bruxism), which causes the masseter muscles to hypertrophy and become big. Teeth grinding usually occurs at night, and one preventive measure is wearing a mouth guard while sleeping.
In order to slim the face, Dr. Gafanovich – a New York board-certified medical professional -will use injectable Botox. Often times, the nonsurgical jaw reduction procedure is called the Botox jaw reduction procedure. Botox is short for Botulinum toxin (onabotulinumtoxinA). Dr. Gafanovich will precisely inject the Botox at points in the masseter muscles that will limit their movement, make them appear less large and make the face appear more slim.
When done correctly, Botox does not paralyze facial muscles. Instead, the injectable amount utilized is enough to limit muscle contractions and movement, but not completely paralyze them. Limiting contractions of the masseter muscles will cause them to relax and slim out the face. The improvements are most noticeable between two to eight weeks after the procedure.
What to Expect:
At Rejuve Clinic, we begin every treatment with a consultation where we get to know you and your cosmetic expectations. We take a complete medical history which assists in determining the best treatment option. We will ask about any medical illnesses, previous skin treatments, medications, vitamins and allergies.
A physical examination of the area to be treated will be conducted next by a board certified doctor. Crucial to making sure a proper diagnosis is made, an exam also helps the medical staff to understand the cosmetic condition. With the diagnosis in hand, the treatment team will make a recommendation. During this consultation, you are encouraged to ask any questions you may have and express your concerns.
At the start of your treatment, Lidocaine, a numbing cream, will be applied to the area. It will take approximately 30 minutes for Lidocaine to start working. At this point, you should feel little to no pain, although you might feel slight pressure. Next, a skilled medical professional will inject the masseters on each side of the jaw. The number of injections may vary. The procedure itself takes under 5 minutes. There is no downtime required, and you can easily return to your daily routine.
Botox injections are temporary fixes, and you will need Botox in the future to maintain the same effect. Your medical care professional will discuss with you future injection dates and aftercare instructions.
As with any procedure involving an injection, there is a small risk of infection. Swelling and bruising are rare. Over the following week, you may experience a dull aching sensation over the muscles while chewing or talking. This feeling is usually transient and will resolve on its own. If you experience numbness, pain or experience signs of infection, always call our clinic as soon as possible.
The nonsurgical jaw reduction procedure is fast, efficient, not painful and yields significant and dramatic improvements. Most individuals are very satisfied with its face-slimming effects. The nonsurgical jaw reduction procedure is a very affordable way to make your face aesthetically more appealing. There is little downtime involved and it is easy to return to your regularly scheduled activities.
The Rejuve Clinic Difference:
Our highly trained staff, managed by a top New York City physician, Dr. Marina Gafanovich, puts you and your cosmetic needs first. We always match your cosmetic expectations and make sure you understand your skin condition and the recommended treatments. Unlike many medical “boutique” spas, our practice is managed by a board-certified physician who realizes the value of conducting a thorough medical history and having a complete physical exam before any treatment. Call us today for a consultation.