Botox Injection for Facial
Facial sculpting or contouring is a technique that gives the patient an oval- or V-shape face that is slimmer in profile. A common and popular facial slimming treatment amongst Asian, the slimming of the facial features gives the individual a more youthful look, while the skin will appear rejuvenated and healthier.
This treatment is ideal for:
- A square-shaped jawline
- A jawline that is more masculine in nature
- Chubby cheeks
- Cheeks to appear “slimmer”
- Those who want to reduce involuntary teeth grinding (bruxism)
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) acts as a relaxant for jaw muscles, inducing relaxation and also thins the chewing muscles (masseter) in the lateral jaw. The injected Botox will block the nerve impulses of the muscles in the selected area, diminishing the fine lines and wrinkles while ensuring your cheekbones look full and face is lifted. It also helps to refresh your overall appearance, giving you a more youthful face that shaves years off your actual age.
The treatment is also suitable for individuals who are afraid of or do not want to opt for surgical methods. It consists of a few simple injections to the selected areas, with numbing cream applied prior to treatment in order to reduce any discomfort or pain. The smallest and finest needles are used to inject Botox, minimising any redness, bruising or bleeding on the facial skin – these are the only “side effects” of the treatment, as actual side effects are extremely uncommon.
Improvements will start to show after 3-5 days, and your skin will appear smoother as the new oval- or V-shape begins to form. As the treatment only affects injected facial muscles, other muscles continue functioning as normal and your facial expressions will be unaffected.
The effects of Botox on your face can last up to 3-4 months after the initial treatment, but more sessions are required in order to maintain your youthful appearance. Once a few treatments have been completed, future sessions may only be needed once in 6 months as the effects will begin to last longer. Your doctor will advise you on initial and subsequent treatments if needed, as well as schedule an appointment 2 weeks after the initial treatment to gauge the progress made.