Treatments for a Slimmer Jawline
500 years ago Leonardo Da Vinci commented that the facial shape was the most important determinant of youthful attractiveness when drawing facial portraits.
Facial slimming is an increasingly popular treatment in my aesthetic practice.
A wide jawline can often be attributed to oversized masseter muscles, the muscles involved in chewing and clenching the jaw, giving the jawline a square appearance. These muscles can be enlarged due to simple genetics or from overuse. This is especially so in Asian populations who are genetically predisposed. This explains why the square jaw reduction is so popular in Asia, where a heart shaped face has long been recognized as the ideal feminine contour. Interestingly, thousands of Asian men are asking for trimmer jawlines in recent years as well, following the trend set by Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese TV shows featuring slim-faced male actors.
This comfortable procedure is quick and easy to perform with no downtime and an immediate return to normal daily activities. It is less expensive than surgery and creates a noticeably slimmer jawline in a gradual, natural-looking way. Results will take an average of 6 weeks to be appreciated as the masseter muscle will gradually weaken and become slimmer. Results can last as long as 6 months. An added benefit to this procedure is relief of excessive grinding of the teeth and TMJ dysfunction or soreness.
Book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Christopher Pavlou to decide if jawline slimming is the treatment for you.