Square Jaw Reduction

Botulinum Toxin Treatments

Brands of Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections

There are three popular and approved brands of Botulinum Toxin type A for injection in Singapore, namely Dysport, Botox and Xeomin. Their efficacies are very similar, and they differ mainly through their dilution methods, concentration and dosing to produce the desired results. A skilled physician will be able to produce the same results with all three different brands.

What are Botulinum Toxin Injections used for?

  • Treatment Areas
  • Glabellar frown lines
  • Forehead creases
  • Crow’s feet
  • Infra Orbital
  • Wrinkles on Neck
  • Bunny lines on the nose
  • Lines above lips (smoker’s lines)
  • Eyebrow Lift
  • Square Jaw Reduction
  • Calf Reduction

Advanced Botox/Dysport Injection procedures also treated:

  • Marionette Lines – Lift the droopy folds at the corners of the mouth alleviating the sad appearance that can occur with ageing
  • Dimpled Chin (wrinkled appearance of the chin) – Treatment can help to smooth unwanted “golf ball” skin
  • Droopy Jowls – Treatment will lift the skin
  • Gummy Smile – An elevated lip can be relaxed to reveal less gums for a more attractive smile
  • Facial Contouring & Tightening – Treatment will give a more defined jawline

Health Reasons

  • Migraine/headaches
  • Excessive Sweaty Armpit, Palms and Foot
  • Uncontrolled blinking
  • Teeth Grinding

Botulinum Toxin Treatment – Square Jaw/Broad Jaw Reduction

A square lower jaw is generally considered a very masculine trait. Widening of the lower third of the face can cause either a square appearance to the face as a whole or can distort the natural appearance of the angle between the chin and the neck.

A wide lower face can primarily be caused by enlargement of the mandible or masseter muscle.

What is the cause of a wide jaw?

The primary cause of an enlarged mandible is developmental or congenital. Behaviors such as repeated gum chewing, teeth clenching, teeth grinding, or bruxism can contribute to enlargement of the muscle.

Treatment

There are several jaw reduction techniques available – both surgical and non-surgical. Ideally prior to selection of a treatment, the patient is examined to determine whether the cause is due to the bone, the masseter or both.

If the oversize jaw is primarily caused by enlargement of the enlarged muscle, patient can opt for convenient non-surgical method with simple injections.

When the enlarged muscle is injected, it weakens and exercises less, so it slowly becomes smaller over times. This treatment is a fast procedure that has very minimal discomfort. There is generally no downtime and improvement are gradual and natural looking. Patient will receive comments that their face looks slimmer without obvious signs of treatment done.

What to expect after treatment?

For the first 2 to 3 hours after treatment, take it easy and do not rub the treated area.  After that, you can return to your regular activities.

How well it works *

For jaw reduction, most people will see the effect within 2 to 3 weeks.  The result will peak after 1 month.  For best and long-lasting result, it is advisable to separate the treatment into 4 sessions in the first year and follow by just 1 session yearly for maintenance.

*Results vary for individuals