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Facial Sculpting – What Is Jawline Slimming?

Jawline Slimming + Facial Sculpting

Jawline slimming is often a key component of facial sculpting. Those patients that are looking to refine their overall face shape find that facial sculpting, and particularly jawline slimming or contouring, totally transforms their face. 

Historically, facial sculpting was only possible with invasive, painful and costly surgery. But with the development of new non-surgical techniques and solutions, treatments such as jawline slimming are painless, simple and very effective. 

In this blog, we’ll look at facial sculpting with a particular focus on jawline slimming, and how you can transform your face shape in under an hour…

What Is Facial Sculpting?

Facial sculpting is when a series of small refinements are made to your whole face, resulting in a natural-looking change to your face shape and the balance of your facial features. 

Different techniques are used for a full facial sculpt, depending on what your objectives are. Below is a list of the most commonly requested elements;

What is Jawline Slimming?

Your jawline plays a huge role in the shape of your face. Those with a strong, square jaw can look chiselled and broad-faced, which can be very attractive. However, if you have delicate features, or want a more feminine appearance, then a broad and wide-set jawline can work against this. 

Jawline slimming helps to balance your face by giving the appearance of a softer, rounder lower face. This helps to frame your features in a more aesthetically pleasing way, so this one subtle change can transform your whole face.

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How Does Jawline Slimming Work?

You may be wondering how a non-surgical treatment can change the shape of your jawline since it’s made of bone. Well, the jawbone, or mandible, is just one factor in the shape of your jawline. Slimming in this area is actually used on the masseter muscle, the muscle you use for chewing and clenching your teeth.

Those that suffer from bruxism (excessive teeth grinding) work their masseter muscle more than usual. And as with any muscle that is subject to additional use, it increases in size. This often results in a more prominent jawline that can be broad and angular. 

Bruxism has other, more uncomfortable, side effects such as headaches, jaw ache and flattened teeth. The jawline slimming treatment can relieve these symptoms too, making it one of the most effective solutions in treating the condition.

During treatment, anti-wrinkle injections are used to relax the masseter muscle. These injections are a solution made from botulinum toxin, which is most frequently used to smooth wrinkles and lines. 

The botulinum toxin inhibits the messaging from your nerves to your brain, preventing the muscle from contracting. This is what makes it so effective as an anti-wrinkle treatment – even if you try to furrow your brow, you physically can’t. 

With jawline slimming, the masseter muscles are injected with botulinum toxin, which prevents inadvertent teeth clenching and grinding. Because you are no longer giving this muscle a ‘workout’ over a period of a few weeks you’ll notice your jawline slimming down and becoming softer in shape. 

This has the effect of making your cheekbones appear more prominent, so you’ll likely notice that you have a more youthful look too (high cheekbones are often associated with youth).

If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, you’ll also notice that your face feels more relaxed and your headaches subside. What’s more, the treatment doesn’t affect your ability to chew or make facial expressions, it only targets the area that is used when grinding your teeth.

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Facial Sculpting: Anti Wrinkle Injections With Dermal Fillers

Often, patients prefer to combine jawline slimming with chin contouring, as part of their facial sculpting treatment. By using these two treatments together, you can create a more defined jawline, and have a greater impact on the shape of your face.

Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your body. Its main role is to maintain lubrication of your skin, eyes and connective tissue, but when used as a dermal filler, it helps to increase the volume and structure of your skin. 

Dermal fillers are widely used to plump skin that has sagged with age but also works well to create definition and lift. The ‘liquid nose job’ is one treatment that shows how dermal fillers can transform your face.

When used as part of a facial sculpting procedure, dermal fillers can be used to enhance your cheekbones to give you a more oval face shape – this helps give the illusion of a slimmer jawline. Fillers can also be used in the chin, nasolabial folds and brow to contour and refine your face.

During your consultation, we will discuss what your desired outcome is and take you through all of the available options. Our Doctors are all experts in their field, with some of our team even providing training for aestheticians all over the UK. 

Jawline Slimming: What to Expect

The jawline slimming process is incredibly simple. You will be asked to recline in our relaxing clinic while your doctor marks out the precise areas to treat. Once ready, the injections are given with minimal discomfort. 

Your appointment will last less than an hour, and you will be able to go about your day. There is no downtime and no recovery time, although you may feel a little sensitivity for a couple of hours. You can use a cold compress to help ease that sensation. 

You might start to feel some of the effects soon after the treatment, however, as the jawline slimming relies on your masseter muscle reducing in size, it’ll take a little time before this shows. You can expect to see a change after about a month or so.

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Is Jawline Slimming Right For You? 

If you’re ready to talk through the jawline slimming procedure, or if you have any questions about facial sculpting as a whole, then we’d be delighted to invite you for a consultation

Currently, we are able to offer video consultations or an in-clinic consultation at our private cosmetic clinic in Greenhithe, Kent. It’s very easy to get to; we’re only 10 minutes from both Dartford and Gravesend stations, 15 minutes from Maidstone and 20 minutes from St. Pancras in London. We can also offer a virtual consultation via Zoom or Teams.

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