Botox for Jaw Reduction? I was wondering if it would be more beneficial to get more Botox injected the first time – so I don’t have to return to the office in just half a year. Maybe I could come back in a year to get another injection. Or, would it be better getting less and coming back to get more injected every six months? Is there a possibility, with repeated injections, that the jaw will permanently slim over time?
More Botox does not equal longer duration, or a longer durability of effect. The drug has a half-life that your body clears. Whether a little bit is injected, or a lot is injected, your body will eventually clear the drug. Although a ton of Botox can help with heavier muscle relaxation, it will not increase your durability of effect.
Botox can be used for far more than simply reducing signs of aging on your face. Among those many uses is jaw reduction.
In order to achieve a more refined jawline, reducing the muscles within the jaw is key. Botox is a great way for jaw reduction when administered by a trained professional.
Everybody is different and that means results may vary from person to person. However, on average, patients can expect visual results with one Botox treatment for jaw reduction, with added benefits visible over the course of regular treatments.
Over time, your results will be easier to maintain.
The exact number varies from patient to patient depending on a number of factors. On average, however, it takes about 25 units of Botox for a single treatment for jaw reduction.
Botox reduces sagging jowls by tightening and lifting the jaw area. This pulls back the excess sagging skin that creates jowls in the first place.
In short, yes, Botox can help ease a clenching jaw and other symptoms related to it.
Frequent jaw clenching (along with grinding or gnashing), also known as bruxism, is a common condition many face. It can lead to pain, headaches, jaw pain, and general tension in the face and neck.
Botox has been seen to significantly reduce this, relieving symptoms.
Initially, your Botox treatment for jaw reduction will last up to 6 months. This will last longer over time, however.
Patients who have repeated Botox over a long time may not require as many treatments. That’s because, during their first treatment, patients’ muscles recover 100% after three to six months, but after the tenth time, their muscles come back 95% or 96%. After a while, patients coming in for repeat Botox muscle relaxation will require less frequent injections. No matter the indication, whether it’s squaring of jaw, reduction, or furrowing of the brow, their Botox lasts longer.
It lasts because their muscles haven’t recovered 100%.
Most often, patients can expect to start seeing full results after a week or two post-treatment. Keep in mind Botox is not an instantaneous jaw reduction treatment.
The Botox needs time to work, which is why it can take up to three weeks to see full results from a single treatment.
This varies from patient to patient but you can expect your Botox jaw reduction to last up to 6 months, with this longevity increasing with regular treatments over time.
Botox itself wears off after a while, meaning this is not a permanent procedure. However, over time with regular treatments, you’ll find that you can go longer between treatments before needing more.