Botox® to Slim Round Face
You go to the gym to work out, sculpt muscles and keep them toned. This works for most every area of the body except your face. No matter how much you exercise, your round face will stay round. You could opt for surgical treatment, but that takes time and can be expensive. There is another option. You can decide to slim your round face down with Botox® treatment.
Botox is known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but it can also be used to make a round face slimmer and more heart-shaped. This is good news for those round-faced individuals who have a desire to change their face shape.
Facial Shaping with Botox
The masseter muscles are located along the jawline. These muscles are used for chewing, grinding and clenching the teeth. When they are overused, they can become more prominent, making your face look wider and squaring off your jawline.
When Botox is strategically injected into these muscles they relax, and the jawline becomes less square-looking. Results of the treatment usually do not appear until about 10 to 14 days. Depending on your facial structure, dermal fillers may be used to plump up your cheeks to balance the look. Results last for about four to six months. It is recommended that subsequent treatments are continued at regular intervals to maintain the effects. These additional treatments should occur every three to six months.
In the past, surgery was necessary if an individual desired to reshape a round face. Along with the surgery came the time needed for recovery, and added discomfort and healing. Things have changed considerably since those days. Facial shaping using Botox does not require any downtime. You can resume your normal activities after treatment, although any strenuous activity should wait until a day later.
Find out more about facial shaping with Botox by scheduling a consultation appointment with Michele Rivard, PA, or Dr. Khosh at Creative Facial Aesthetics located in NYC. You can have a slimmer looking face without surgery.