Has your dentist or partner ever told you that you grind your teeth in your sleep? Or maybe you look in the mirror and wonder how your jawline has become more square shaped? According to Dr Natasha Moscato from Victorian Cosmetic Institute, if you’re not happy with your jawline shape, there is a non-surgical solution to slim it out that uses anti-wrinkle injections.
While you may have heard that anti-wrinkle Injections can reduce wrinkles in the forehead and eye area, they can also be used to relax the muscles in the jawline. Using anti-wrinkle injections in the jawline not only slims it down, it can assist with teeth grinding.
Why does the jawline change shape?
Your jawline can become more ‘square’ as a result of over developed masseter muscles. These muscles control your chewing and are attached at the angle of your jaw. When you tense the masseter muscles or grind your teeth, they become more obvious and produce a strong, square jawline. While a square jawline can suit many people, many patients (particularly females) don’t like it.
How does tooth grinding result in a square jawline?
Tooth grinding (bruxism) usually occurs at night while you sleep. It can be distressing because it causes wear of the tooth enamel and even headaches. When you place your fingers on the temporalis muscles and grind the teeth, you will feel them contracting. If this happens repeatedly throughout the night, you can appreciate why many people with this condition wake up with headaches. Dr Natasha Moscato notes that even using a dental splint at night may not be effective to treat bruxism.
Using anti-wrinkle injections in the masseter muscles can treat bruxism. This muscle relaxant weakens the masseter muscles so they don’t clench or grind. It is important to note that you will still be able to use your jaw muscles to chew food.
How to get a slimmer jaw without surgery
Anti-wrinkle injections are very effective at non-surgically slimming your jawline. They relax the masseter muscles so they smooth and soften. When we inject anti-wrinkle injections into your masseter muscles, your teeth grinding can also be significantly reduced.
According to Dr Natasha Moscato the overall effect of anti-wrinkle injections is to take the emphasis off the jawline and place it on your cheeks. This gives the effect of a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
To give all patients a more aesthetically pleasing look, our Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses use callipers to measure your face. This mathematical formula (called Phi or Golden Ratio) compares your face ratios from one area to another. You can learn more about phi in this video about the Golden Ratio formula for beauty. This ratio enables them to individually design a treatment plan to help you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look.
The anti-wrinkle injections our highly trained and experienced Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses use have a protein that triggers the injected facial muscle to relax and smooth out. Get more information about our non-surgical jawline and facial slimming treatments here.
Tighten and lift your jaw without surgery using Ultherapy
In addition to getting anti-wrinkle injections, many of our patients also elect to have Ultherapy. This non-surgical jawline treatment uses focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin. The ultrasound waves focus on a deep point beneath the skin.
The high frequency Ultherapy sound wave coagulates and heats skin proteins. As the skin is lifted and tightened, this process stimulates the formation of collagen formation. Without any downtime, the deep heat of Ultherapy also targets any problematic deep skin layers without damaging any other skin or structures. Find out more about our Ultherapy non-surgical skin tightening treatments here.
The best skincare and makeup to use on your jawline
After your jawline has been slimmed non-surgically, it’s important to look after the skin and keep it free from congestion. Dermaceutic Derma Lift is formulated with a powerful peptide complex, which gives your skin an immediate lift. Over time, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will soften.
Once your jawline is more aesthetically pleasing, you may want to enhance it by using bronzers and highlighters. Glo Minerals offers a mineral based makeup that is non-comodogenic, talc free, cruelty-free and free of dyes and perfumes. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, you can get Glo Minerals bronzers and highlighters here
Not sure which skin care or make up to use? Our highly trained and experienced Skin Therapists can help you. Book your skin consultation below.
Get the best jawline slimming non-surgical treatment in Melbourne
Since 2005 Dr Gavin Chan and his highly trained and experienced team of Cosmetic Doctors and Cosmetic Nurses have slimmed thousands of jawlines non-surgically. You can view our before and after jawline slimming photo gallery here
Arrange a consultation below to find out how our non-surgical jaw slimming treatments can help you look great and feel amazing!