Facial Shape and Teeth Grinding

Jaw pain, teeth grinding or slim lining your facial features, anti-wrinkle injections can help.

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There’s a muscle in the body that can become too prominent and cause problems when it’s overworked, it's a muscle at the corner of your jaw called the Masseter. A major cause of jaw squareness is bulkiness of the Masseter. In some patients overactivity of this Masseter muscle can result in ‘bruxism’, otherwise known as teeth grinding. Some patients with strong Masseters also develop jaw pain due to stress on the jaw joint (Temporomandibular joint).

Treatment

Anti-wrinkle injections to relax muscles 

The same mechanism that makes Botulinum A so great for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles also makes it highly effective for slimming a square jawline or a round face.

Botulinum A temporarily blocks the nerve impulses to the muscle of the treatment area. As a result, this weakens the muscle’s ability to contract. When an anti-wrinkle injection is placed in the Masseter muscle, it works to relax the jaw and allows the muscle to soften. This causes the face to appear slimmer and a V-shaped contour is revealed.

Through a small number of tiny injections (4-5 injections on each side) the bulk and strength of the Masseter muscle is reduced.

The procedure should take up to 25 minutes and involves approximately up to 5 injections per Masseter. The average duration of effect is 4-6 months.

The Sublime Approach

Before any treatment commences an initial consultation is required. This is an hour appointment and has a non-refundable $50 booking fee that will be deducted off your treatment should you go ahead with a procedure. Antiwrinkle injections can be included in this time. Your medical history and skin concerns will be assessed. It is an opportunity for your questions to be answered. Together we discuss a suitable treatment plan. You are under no obligations to undergo treatment then and there, you may wish to have a think about it first, and book in for treatment later.

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