Facial slimming, a popular and effective non-surgical treatment, has gained popularity in recent years for achieving a slimmer and more contoured jawline. This treatment involves the use of anti-wrinkle injections to relax the jaw muscles and thin out the lateral masseter muscles along the jawline.
There are several methods to slim the face without undergoing surgery. These methods may include ultrasound energy to reduce fat around the jawline, anti-wrinkle injections to reduce the masseter muscles in the cheeks, and dermal filler to add definition and contour to specific areas.
The duration of facial slimming treatment typically lasts for 3-4 months. It takes some time for the relaxant to take full effect, with a noticeable reduction in teeth grinding and headaches within 2 weeks and a slimmer facial appearance within 4 weeks. However, the duration may vary depending on individual muscle strength.
While face exercises are popular, experts argue that there is insufficient evidence to support their effectiveness in transforming the jawline, slimming the face, or reducing wrinkles. Therefore, it is challenging to determine the best use of one's time for facial slimming.
Most clients report that facial slimming treatments are not painful. There might be a short pinching sensation during each injection but it is a mild discomfort that subsides quickly. For individuals highly sensitive to pain, a topical numbing cream can be applied before the treatment.
There are various factors that can contribute to face slimming. Loss of facial volume may occur due to weight loss, excessive sun exposure, smoking, medical conditions, or natural aging. Collagen production decline can lead to a loss of structural support in certain areas of the face, resulting in a less youthful appearance.
To prevent facial fat loss while losing weight, it is recommended to moisturize the skin at least twice daily, drink plenty of water, quit smoking if you currently do, consume ample fruits and vegetables, and engage in regular exercise.
You can identify if your face is slimming by observing flattened or sunken cheeks, sunken eyes, and an overall gaunt appearance. Long-distance runners often have a gaunt face due to a lack of subcutaneous fat in the cheeks.
Botox can be used not only to smooth wrinkles but also to slim and contour the face. This is achieved by targeting the masseter muscles at the back of the jaw, which can give the face a square shape. This procedure is known as masseter reduction.
As the body loses excess fat, changes in the face become evident. The reduction of fat can reveal defined facial features such as cheekbones, a sculpted jawline, and an overall slimmer appearance.