Facial Contouring, Bruxism, Jaw Slimming.
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism, more commonly known as teeth grinding, can result in jaw pain and persistent headaches. It can also diminish tooth enamel and cause sensitivity and even chipped teeth. Treatments for teeth grinding focus mainly on preventing enlarged jaw muscle, dental damage, and altered facial shape.Bruxism can alter the contour and shape of the lower face, giving it a squarer, and wider appearance.
How is bruxism treated?
Jaw muscles (Masseters) are extremely strong, especially in people who suffers from bruxism. Overtime these overactive muscles bulk up and can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections to relax the masseter muscle. Injections are placed directly into the masseter muscle involves minimal downtime and very minimal discomfort.
What results can I expect?
By weakening the muscle with anti-wrinkle injections, it results in improvement for both Bruxism (grinding) and aesthetically slimming the lower face. Results are visible in 2 - 3 weeks and can last from 3 - 6 months before treatment is required again. Post treatment, the jawline is softer, and a slimmer, more oval facial shape is achieved. We recommend 3 treatments, 3 months apart for optimal results. Maintenance after a series of treatments can be as little as 6 months apart.
Can it be combined with other treatments?
Yes, facial aesthetic treatments with the use of anti-wrinkle injections , hyaluronic acid (HA) soft tissue fillers, and dermal therapy can be combined and is often recommended as a holistic approach to your concerns. Your injector will discuss and create the best treatment plan for your before treatment.
What is facial slimming?
Facial slimming is the creation of a more oval or more feminine shape to the face instead of a more square shaped or masculine type facial structure. An oval face is often seen as a characteristic of beauty and femininity. It also tends to make people look thinner despite there being no actual weight loss.
This procedure is commonly performed on women, especially amongst Asians to slim the facial features giving a more feminine facial structure.
This is ideal for those who:
Have a square shaped jawline
Have a more masculine like jawline
Want to achieve the look of weight loss in the cheeks
Decrease teeth grinding and ‘bruxism’
This treatment can transform your face from a masculine jaw to a more narrow and oval face in a matter of weeks.