Some people clench or grind their teeth without realising and this is medically termed bruxism. This may occur during sleep, while concentrating or when stressed. Although this may not have any consequence some people get bulking of the chewing muscle (masseter muscle) as a result giving their lower jaw a bulky appearance and affecting the shape of their face.
The jaw slimming procedure uses small injections of a protein as a very quick treatment to relax the masseter muscle in the jaw. By antagonising the effect of this muscle some people can benefit from relief from headaches, earaches, and facial pain. It also has the added benefit of reducing the mass of the muscle making the lower face appear slimmer with a more aesthetically pleasing jawline.
If you suffer from this condition, please make an appointment for a consultation to discuss your concerns, assess suitability and consider treatment options.
At a Glance
|NUMBER OF TREATMENTS||1|
|PROCEDURE TIME||30 mins|
|BACK TO NORMAL||Usually immediately|
|FINAL RESULTS||2-4 weeks|
|DURATION OF RESULTS||6 months maybe longer|
|POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS||Bruising, infection, allergic reaction|
|PRECAUTIONS POST PROCEDURE||Avoid for 24 hrs: exercise/alcohol/facials/ sauna/make up/rubbing injected area|
Frequently Asked Questions
What products are used?
What to expect in this type of consultation?
How painful is the treatment?
What are the immediate effects of the injection?
Are there any circumstances when you might have to contact emergency services?
- If you develop difficulty swallowing, speech or breathing difficulty.
- If you develop a severe allergic reaction.
Will there be any restrictions on my activities after the treatment?
How soon after treatment do the effects show?
What are the possible complications of this treatment?
Can men and women have the same treatment?
Are there any circumstances when you might not be able to have this treatment?
How long do the effects last after one treatment?
How safe are they?
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