Would Botox in the masseter muscles, a mouth splint, or Invisalign help contour my face? (photos)
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Botox, Mouth Splint, or Invisalign to Contour Face?!
If you truly are going to lose 40 pounds, as you've mentioned, that's the most effective and natural contouring you'll ever get. Invisalign is not going to affect major changes in the shape of your face, but in the alignment of your teeth, so that's a totally separate issue. The dental splint will help you to stop grinding or clenching and eventually will help to decrease your masseter size or at least keep it from increasing in size. A decrease in masseter size can be enhanced with the use of Botox. But none of the medical interventions you've mentioned will have the effect of a 40-pound weight loss. You may want to try that first. Will be less expensive and you won't have to keep going back for repeat Botox injections.
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Great question. Combination treatment with Botox injection into the masseter muscles and filler injection to the mid face using Voluma, Restylane Lyft, or Radiesse usually results in a slimmer facial profile. In appropriate patients, Kybella could be added to the submental (under chin) area to help with lower face contouring. Your photos demonstrate prominence along the posterior aspect of the jawline which I suspect is related to the masseter. I cannot comment on Invisaline or a mouth splint as I am not a dentist. However, I do believe Botox would be beneficial. I recommend that you see an experienced injector for an in-person consultation.
Yes, botox is commonly used to slim down the jaw muscles. You can expect about 10% reduction using 20 units on each side to 20 % reduction using 30 units on each side for most patients. Remember though, bigger the jaw muscles, more reduction you will have.