at Harley Street, London

(Facial slimming / jawline injections | Harley Street London)

One of the latest trends in the fight against signs of ageing is BOTOX Injections for the lower jaw, also known as the jowl. Tightening and smoothing, your face looks more defined, more useful and with a refined shape. As we age, our bodies natural repair system diminishes with a lessening in production of Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid. This results in a sagging of the face which often means an accumulation of excess fats to the jaw line area.

BOTOX injections redefine the face shape, restoring a look of youth but with the focus firmly on remaining highly natural looking. Others will notice that you look beautified & rejuvenated but will never be able to guess your secret. Delivered by highly qualified industry professional Rupesh, when you choose him for your BOTOX Injections, you can be assured that you will get optimum results which restore your beauty confidence and reverse the signs of ageing.

Rupesh employs another new technique that reduces the width of the jawline. BOTOX Injection is injected into the ‘chewing’ muscles of the jaw (called the massater muscle) to reduce its size. In some ethnicities (particularly oriental ladies), patients have a tendency to develop overly square masculine facial features. BOTOX Injection can reduce the overall size of the massater muscle, allowing for improved facial proportions.

Unlike regular 
Anti-Wrinkle Injection of the upper face where results are evident in approximately 7 to 10 days following treatment and last about 3 to 4 months, BOTOX Injection to the massater takes about 6 weeks before you see the difference and will last typically around 6 months.

How do facial slimming injections work?
The masseter muscle is the main muscle of biting and grinding. It is a strong muscle in comparison to the frown muscles or forehead. We usually perform 3 to 5 small injections of anti-wrinkle product into the masseter muscle, as shown below. The way I like to explain the mechanism of action is similar to that of putting your arm or leg into a plaster cast after a break. Preventing the muscle from contracting over a period of time weakens the muscle and reduces its size.

How painful are facial slimming injections?
The injections are the least painful injections of all the treatments that we perform at the clinic. It feels like a small sting when you have an injection.

How long does facial slimming treatment take to work?
Facial slimming injections take about 2 to 4 weeks to work as it takes time for the muscle to relax and reduce in size. The maximal effect will be about 8 weeks after the treatment.

How will I know when the treatment is working?
We often say to patients that, before treatment when you clench your teeth, the bite muscle feels firm. Approximately 2-3 weeks after treatment the bite muscle will feel soft, a bit like a kitchen sponge. This is the point at which the muscle has been relaxed and you know that it is working.

How long do facial slimming treatments last?
With the correct amount of units the treatment should last up to 6 months. When you can feel the bite muscle contracting well again we recommend coming back to have a repeat treatment.

Will I still be able to eat after facial slimming treatment?
Yes – there are other muscles that help bite and grind food. Place your fingers on the side of the head and clench your teeth – you will feel a muscle called temporalis which helps you to grind food. After jaw slimming treatment it may be more tiring to eat chewy foods.

Does facial slimming treatment work for everyone?
Facial slimming treatment works best in patients who have strong bite muscles and a jawline which is not obscured by heavy lower cheeks. Treatment is on a case by case basis so feel free to book a consultation with one of our experienced medical practitioners for advice on whether jawline slimming will work for you.

What are the risks of facial slimming treatment?
Risks of facial slimming injections include:

A small bruise after treatment: This is unlikely, however, as the jaw area is not particularly vascular.
Difficulty grinding tough foods: The masseter muscle will weaken as a result of the injections and you may notice it being more difficult to grind food. This is not a permanent side effect.
Affecting the smile muscle: The masseter muscle lives very close to a muscle called ‘risorius’, as shown by the red muscle in the picture below. Risorius is the muscle responsible for opening the mouth wide when smiling. We are very careful to avoid this muscle when injecting the masseters to avoid the smile from being affected. In the unlikely event of the smile muscle being affected it would wear off quickly with no permanent problems.

(Facial slimming / jawline injections | Harley Street London)



London Clinic
12 Harley St, London, W1G 9PG

Contact us to arrange a consultation:
0207 193 9717
Mob: 07956 576666
Email: rupesh@rupeshshahaesthetics.co.uk

Luton Clinic
255 Birdsfoot Lane, Luton, LU3 2HX

Contact us to arrange a consultation:
Email: rupesh@rupeshshahaesthetics.co.uk
Tel: 01582 591616
Mob: 07956 576666

Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 9am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 9am - 6pm

Rupesh Shah Aesthetics, Harley Street, London is a Save Face Accredited clinic.
We have been independently assessed against a robust set of standards in order to be certified as Save Face Accredited. Read more about our accreditation here.
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020 7193 9717
12 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PG
Mon - Fri 9am-9pm
Sat - Sun 9am-6pm

Rupesh Shah Aesthetics, Harley Street, London is a Save Face Accredited clinic.

We have been independently assessed against a robust set of standards in order to be certified as Save Face Accredited.
Read more about our accreditation here

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*Before & After photos are not guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: each individual patient's results will vary.
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