HOW DO YOU SLIM FACES?
Anti-wrinkle treatment can force the thick facial muscles (masseter)that are layered underneath the fat to relax and create an altogether slimmer look for the face. Combined with other treatments, this can be part of a very effective plan for a slimmer appearance especially lower face
WHAT ARE THE MASSETER MUSCLES?
The masseter muscles are the group of facial muscles that are most often targeted with facial slimming treatments. The muscles are located on either side of the jaw and are involved heavily in chewing food. Depending on diet, genetics and other factors, the masseter muscles can grow very large relative to the rest of the face, widening the jawline and giving a squared facial appearance.
When the muscles are forced into a relaxed stage for a period of time using Anti-wrinkle treatment, they shrink back to a smaller size giving an aesthetically pleasing facial contour.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
The most important thing is creating an even look because the masseter muscles are separate and located on either side of the face. 1-2 treatments 6 weeks apart is required. The majority get a great result with 1 treatment.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
The results are not permanent, but how long they last will depend on your treatment plan and genetics. Usually lasts 3-6 months. The masseter muscles will be unable to get as much exercise as they normally do for several weeks, and that will cause them to shrink to a leaner size. Once the anti-wrinkle has worn off, the muscles will remain leaner until they grow back to their normal size through exercise.
You can protect your results for a longer amount of time by avoiding activities that exert your masseter muscles. Avoid chewing gum and tough foods and seek treatment if you have trouble with grinding your teeth. All of these factors can contribute to the original growth and then regrowth of facial muscles.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM THE TREATMENT?
The treatment consists only of a few targeted injections. There is no downtime and can function normally. Minor bruising and swelling may sometimes appear around the injection areas, but even this is rare.
WILL THE TREATMENT CHANGE THE WAY I CAN EAT OR SPEAK?
Some patients report a “softer” feeling when they bite down, and some people have reported feeling strained after chewing for long periods of time shortly after the treatment. For those few who experience any side effects, they appear to wear off a couple weeks later.