Jawline Softening with Non-Surgical Masseter Reduction

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At Beverly Hills Center, we understand that achieving a softer, more feminine jawline is a common aesthetic goal for many women. If you’re looking to refine your facial features, particularly by softening a square or prominent jawline, there are several non-surgical options available, including masseter reduction treatments.

What is Masseter Reduction?

The masseter muscle, located on the sides of your face, is responsible for closing the jaw and facilitating chewing. In some individuals, this muscle can become overdeveloped or hypertrophied, leading to a more pronounced, square jawline. Masseter reduction focuses on addressing this muscle to achieve a softer, more oval-shaped facial contour.

Non-Surgical Options for Jawline Softening

  1. Botox for Jawline Correction:
    • Botox injections into the masseter muscle can slim the jawline without surgery.
    • This procedure is quick, usually taking less than 5 minutes, with minimal to no pain and no downtime.
    • The effects start showing after a couple of weeks, with full results visible after 6 weeks, and can last approximately 6 months​​.
  2. Dermal Fillers for Jawline Enhancement:
    • Dermal fillers are another popular choice for those seeking a more defined jawline.
    • Unlike Botox, dermal fillers aim to create a more structured jawline rather than softening it.
    • The results from dermal fillers can last up to 2 years, but regular upkeep is necessary for maintaining the desired effect​​.
  3. Kybella Injections:
    • This treatment targets stubborn fat areas, such as under the chin, to enhance the jawline.
    • Kybella involves injections that dissolve fat and prevent it from returning​​​​.

The Treatment Process and Results

Masseter Botox injections involve administering Botox with a fine needle into the masseter muscle. The procedure is quick, with minimal discomfort and no significant downtime. The muscle gradually relaxes over time, resulting in a more refined jawline and improved facial proportions.

Maintenance and Longevity

For long-lasting results, regular touch-up sessions are necessary. While the effects of a single treatment can last from four to six months, maintaining a consistent schedule ensures the ongoing benefits of the treatment.

How to Maintain a Feminine Jawline

To minimize jaw tension and prevent masseter hypertrophy, managing stress, limiting excessive chewing, using a dental night guard, and practicing facial exercises can be beneficial.

Masseter Botox injections offer a non-surgical solution for those seeking a more feminine jawline and relief from jaw tension-related issues. Consulting with a qualified medical professional is crucial to determine your suitability for this treatment and to ensure safe and effective results.

At Beverly Hills Center, we’re committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with the latest and most effective treatments. If you’re interested in softening your jawline or exploring other cosmetic enhancements, feel free to schedule a consultation with us. We’ll guide you through the available options and help you choose the best treatment for your unique needs.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Ben Talei

Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 S Spalding Dr, #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 288-0641


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