Botox Jawline Affect Facial Expressions

The jawline is one of the most prominent features on the face, and it is often what people notice first about others. Whether you want to achieve a chiseled, V-shaped jawline or a more feminine look, neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport can be the perfect solution.

While most patients associate Botox with erasing fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, or at the corner of the mouth, this injectable can also be used for jawline contouring. It relaxes the masseter muscles, which can slim down a disproportionately large jawline and help to balance out the lower half of the face for a more attractive appearance.

A common issue that many women face is having a disproportionately wide jawline, which can make their faces look masculine and less feminine. This can be due to genetics, or it can also occur due to the overuse of the jaw muscles for actions like chewing or talking. It can even be caused by a habit of teeth grinding or clenching, which causes the masseter muscles to enlarge and become more pronounced over time.

How Does Botox Jawline Affect Facial Expressions?

Botox injections are the best option to reduce a wide botox for jawline for both men and women, as it can be performed quickly, safely, and with minimal discomfort. A topical numbing cream can be applied prior to the procedure to help ease any potential pain or discomfort, but overall this is a quick and relatively painless procedure.

Once injected, the Botox will work immediately to relax the jaw muscles by blocking the release of a key neurotransmitter that triggers muscle contractions. Over time, this will cause the muscles to weaken and shrink, which in turn will make your jawline appear less pronounced. The effect is temporary, and the masseter muscles will regenerate over time to return to their original size.

The ideal candidate for jawline reshaping through Masseter Botox is a patient who is interested in a more balanced face shape and wants to avoid looking masculine or square-shaped. This procedure is safe for most healthy individuals, but it should be avoided by women who are breastfeeding or pregnant.

If you are interested in reducing a disproportionately wide jawline, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michele Green. She will be able to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this treatment and recommend the appropriate course of action. To learn more, please visit our website or call our NYC office today! We look forward to hearing from you.