Jawline & Chin Contouring | Chicago Med Spa
Reshape your chin or jawline area to enhance your best facial features.
What is Jawline Contouring?
While a square jaw can be attractive on some faces, it is usually considered a “masculine” trait. In many cultures, especially Asian, the aesthetic ideal for a female face is more heart-shaped with a more oval and less angular jawline.
Some women are genetically pre-disposed to having heavier and stronger masseter muscles which are the jaw muscles responsible for closing and clenching the jaw. In some women, enlarged masseter muscles not only cause abnormally harsh and square jawlines, but may be an indication of a functional issue as well.
Abnormally enlarged masseter muscles may be the result of excessive chewing, teeth-grinding, or jaw-clenching due to stress or nervousness. Some women even experience soreness of the TMJ joint and headaches as a result of an overactive masseter.
Traditional jaw reduction is a very painful procedure that involves the shaving down or even breaking of the jaw bones and resection of the jaw muscles with a surgical procedure. Although the results can be dramatic, the procedure is not without risks and the recovery time can be significant.
A more novel approach to jaw reduction utilizes neuromodulators injections which act to weaken the masseter muscles and causes them to atrophy or shrink.
This procedure can be done in less than 10 minutes using a very fine needle with minimal or no pain. Since there is usually no bleeding or bruising, there is no down-time.
Patients can undergo this procedure during their lunch-time and return immediately to work.
Additionally, you should be assured that the physician injecting the neuromodulators is trained to do the procedure and should be very familiar with facial anatomy. You are paying for expertise as well as for the product itself
Jawline Contouring FAQ
Jawline contouring using neuromodulators typically lasts from 3 to 4 months, so the treatment will have to be repeated as the muscle regains its strength. Once the muscle atrophies, the treatments may be spread out longer with some patients only requiring the injections 2 or 3 times per year.
This procedure is not permanent, and the treated muscle can return to normal after 3-4 months if left untreated. However, there has been evidence that after multiple treatments there may be permanent changes in the masseter muscle and possibly the jaw bone where the muscle attaches.
Why Choose Chicago Aesthetics Med Spa For Jawline & Chin Contouring?
Dr. Tatiana Batista
Cosmetic Injector & Anti Aging Expert
Dr. Batista is a board-certified physician who specializes in medical aesthetics and integrated health & wellness including anti-aging therapies, hormone replacement, peptide therapy, and medical weight loss. Dr. Batista has over a decade of experience in cosmetic injections and facial contouring. To learn more about Dr. Batista visit her bio page here.