Facial Slimming

Facial slimming or shaping is a technique that gives the patient an oval  or V-shape face that is slimmer in profile and gives an individual a more youthful look. An oval face in a female and a squarer jawline in men, are recognized as been more aesthetically pleasing. Facial slimming treatment is ideal for those who:

  • Have a square-shaped jawline
  • Have a more masculine like jawline
  • Have chubby cheeks
  • Want to achieve the look of weight loss in the cheeks
  • Decrease teeth grinding and ‘bruxism’

Strategically placed  wrinkle reducer injections into the masseter muscle (angle of the jaw) softens the muscle, reducing teeth grinding (bruxism) slimming prominent jawlines and helps create a more oval facial contour. 



3 to 5 injections of muscle relaxers at a dose of 10-30 units into each masseter muscle will slim the jawline. 

The masseter muscle is  a strong muscle of chewing  and grinding. Injection of wrinkle relaxers prevents the  muscle from contracting and over a  period weakens the muscle and reduces its size. 

The wrinkle relaxers start working between 1-3 days but take about 2-4 weeks to work, as it takes time to relax the muscle and reduce the size. The full effect of facial slimming is best seen between 6-8 weeks.

Repeat treatment is usually recommended at about 6 months. When your bite muscle starts contracting strongly again, its best to have a repeat treatment.

Most patients experience minimal discomfort but this varies from person to person. It only takes a few minutes to complete the treatment and it is usually a very comfortable procedure. Sometimes ice or a vibrating a instrument can reduce any discomfort associated with the treatment.

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Who better to trust for the most natural looking results from  teething grinding or bruxism treatment than one of the most experienced providers in the Waikato, the medical team at Jeunesse MedSpa®…  experience you can trust.


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