BOTOX® Cosmetic Desiring to slim your face and have a V shaped face? This non surgical jaw reduction procedure will help you accomplish that.
If you have a face shape that looks too big at the jaws, it is possible that you have big masseter muscles that is causing your face to look rounder, bigger or too square. You can slim the jawline with a simple injection of Botox on each side of the jaw. This is face sliming procedure is popularly known as the non surgical square jaw reduction procedure, or the Botox square jaw reduction procedure.
The masseters are two bulky muscles on each side of the angle of your jaw. They serve as muscles of mastication, which means they help you chew. There are two other muscle groups that also perform this function, namely the temporalis muscles and the pterygoid muscles.
Sometimes, big jaws are caused by habitual or subconscious grinding of teeth. With excessive chewing or grinding (in a condition known as bruxism), the masseters at the jawline can grow to quite a size (causing the jaws to look square), much like how body builders grow their abs and pecs by training them. Relaxing the muscles by injecting Botox is effective in shrinking the jawline, thereby reducing the square jaw appearance.
This is a safe and effective non-surgical / non-invasive method to achieve square jaw reduction / face sliming.
In addition, after the reduction of one’s Square Jaw, or with a slimmed face, you can proceed to contour your face and make it V Shape.With a simple, in-office injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic at Botox NYC at the Botox Treatment Center in New York, NY your face can be literally sculpted, and without inconvenience or downtime.The primary cause of an enlarged mandible is developmental or congenital. Like any muscle, the jaw muscles increase in size with exercise. Behaviors such as repeated gum chewing, teeth clenching, teeth grinding or bruxism can contribute to enlargement of the muscle.
How To Define A Square Jaw
Use this simplified method. First draw a straight line, vertical to the floor line, and touching the earlobe. Then draw a second line, that follows the jaw line, and connect it to the first line. That makes this simple jaw angle. The squarer the jaw, the smaller the angle. Perfect square jaw angle would be 90 degrees, but this is extremely rare.
If the oversize jaw is primarily caused by enlargement of the enlarged muscle, patient can opt for convenient non-surgical method such as botulinum toxin injection.
Botox or botulinum toxin is injected into the enlarged muscle, weakening it, so it slowly becomes smaller through atrophy over several months. This treatment is a fast procedure that has very minimal discomfort. There is no down-time and improvement is gradual - individuals who interact with the patient may never know that a procedure was performed. Patient will receive comments that their face look slimmer.
Botulinum Toxin Injection can also be combined with our latest 40 Minute Non-Surgical Face Lift procedure for an enhanced face shape that gives a more 'V' shaped look which is very popular among Hollywood Stars!.
What To Expect
For jaw reduction, most people will see the effect within 2 to 3 weeks. The result will peak after 1 month. For best result, it is advisable to separate the treatment into 4 sessions in the first year, and follow by just 1 session yearly for maintenance.
Our Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Gary will administer these injections -- they are never done by nurses or physician’s assistants.
At Botox NYC, we want you to know that your safety and satisfaction matters most and we are proud of the uncompromising care we can offer you.
We would be happy to see you at a moment's notice for your Botox injection. New patients are always welcome. Just call us to make sure Dr. Rothfeld can make some time and then you can come back from your shopping trip to Madison Avenue, looking rejuvenated and refreshed!
When it comes to selecting a physician-administered cosmetic treatment, chances are you’ll want proof, not just claims. The proof for BOTOX® Cosmetic is in the numbers.
In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results vary. Results can last for up to 4 months or longer, and may vary. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used to treat a million people in the United States since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65.
Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a non-surgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
What’s an “11”?
The “11” is the set of lines between your brows that make you look tired, sad or mad – and older. Botox was the first non-surgical solution to smooth away your 11’s. A tiny Botox injection relaxes away deep, persistent lines and wrinkles that develop as frown lines and furrowed brows. Controlled dilutions, the freshest of product and our very experienced Dr. Rothfeld equate to precision results that keep you looking refreshed yet completely natural.
How does Botox® remove wrinkles?
It’s really quite simple. Botox® utilizes a natural, purified protein that is administered at very low doses to reduce the contractions of wrinkle-causing muscles. Most typically these are the muscles on your forehead and the little corrugator muscles between your eyebrows. These muscles get in the habit of staying contracted and are the ones that can cause you to look perpetually worried or angry.
Beyond the Frown – Botox can make many changes
Botox is also a great wrinkle minimizer for crow’s feet and, if you have them, those little crinkly bunny lines on your nose. Another common use is for relaxing the platysma muscles in your neck to soften the vertical bands that start showing up as you get a little older.
Newer uses include relaxing the downward pull on the corners of the mouth, softening the pebble-like chin contractions some of us unconsciously seem to adopt and in some cases, can even be used to relax the lines under the eyes.
A chemical brow lift or brow balance can be achieved with a few strategic injections.
While the results are dramatic, you don’t have to radically change your facial appearance. The muscles are simply relaxed, so you can still frown, smile, or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.
Nobody wants a “Frozen Face”
Dr Gary’s philosophy is to produce a natural result. The trick is to make sure your muscles don’t get too relaxed. Dr. Gary advises opting for a moderate effect so you retain a natural ability to show emotions through facial movements. We’ve all seen the “frozen face” on someone who’s been overdone.
With Dr. Gary’s long experience and expert touch, you’ll never have to worry about looking unnatural. It’s better to come in for a little touch-up to boost the effect rather than wait out the results from a heavy-handed injection.
What is a Botox treatment like?
Botox® procedures are quick with no anesthesia required. Injections are administered with an ultra-fine needle directly into the area being treated. Discomfort is minimal and brief, and once complete, there is usually no discomfort. If you’re like most patients, you’ll return directly to work or normal activity immediately.
Most people are very surprised the first time to see just how quickly and comfortably Botox can be injected. There’s nothing to be afraid of. If you’ve had Botox in the past at another office and had any unexpected side effects, please let us know so we can make the necessary adjustments to your dosage and/or injection placement.
What areas can be treated with Botox®?
Botox® treatments can be performed in a number of locations, including
between your brows forehead eye area smile lines mouth chin neck masseter (jaw) muscle underarm (hyperhidrosis)
Effects of Botox® appear within a few days and generally last from four to six months. Botox is so simple, it’s very often injected at the same time as wrinkle fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm. And did you know? By using Botox along with your wrinkle fillers, they’ll both last longer. In addition, carefully selected use of small amounts of Botox in the lower face slow aging in this area.
An Experienced Hand Makes the Difference
Dr. Rothfeld has extensive experience in providing facial injections. He has treated thousands of patients and has thousands of hours of experience perfecting this specialized injection placement to correct facial volume loss and facial asymmetries. Precise placement technique means you get the best and longest lasting results from your Botox, dermal wrinkle filler and volume replacement treatments.
Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Botox has proven to be an effective treatment for Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating). This condition of severe and excessive sweating affects over 8 million people in the U.S. alone.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. Works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Within days, you may see a major improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people return directly to work or normal activity following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
Who should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Will I experience any side effects?
The most common side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Less frequently occurring (<3%) adverse reactions include pain in the face, erythema at the injection site, and muscle weakness. These events are thought to be associated with the injection and occurred within the first week.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you "had work done." The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.
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