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Botox can be used to sculpt facial shape. Botox can be used reduce the bulk of the masster muscle, thus slimming or narrowing the outer jaw dimension. However, in those individuals with moderate jowls or thick neck, it is prudent not to inject botox in the masseter as shruken jaw will accentuate the saggy jowl or thickened neck appearance. As such, the best ways use to botox to sculpt the face, in my experience, are the following: 1. Careful aesthetic analysis...
Botox can be used on hypertrophic masseter muscle to eventually cause facial slimming if the muscle is truly hypertrophic.
Botox can be used in the lower face for patients with a hypertrophic (thickened) masseter muscle. This is muscle that is used to clenc the jaw. By relaxing the masseter muscle in the appropriate patient, a prominent lower face/ jawline can be slimmed. Botox will not help a full face caused by increased fat in the cheeks.
Botox is not able to reduce the fat component of the cheeks but if there is hypertrophy of the masseter muscles Botox can be used to decrease the mass of the muscle.by doing this the cheek slims down.
In women who have the appearance of a wide, masculine jawline due to increased masseter muscle bulk, Botox can be used to thin out the muscle. This application of Botox is most common among Asians. As this is a less common application of Botox, it is important to find a knowledgeable, experienced injector.
Botox can be used in a specific way to make the lower portion of the face narrower, by reducing the size of the masseter muscle. That is the muscle you can feel just above back half of the jaw when you clench your teeth. It is commonly done in Asia but less common in other regions, so you want to find an injector with specific experience. The dose is more than typically used for facial wrinbkles so it will cost a bit more.
Botox is commonly used to decrease the bulk of the masseter muscle which is the muscle that bulges when you clench your jaws. This gives the appearance of a more slender jawline.