Our clinics in Bristol, Cardiff and Coventry offer Botulinum toxin treatments to reduce jaw size and excessive teeth grinding (Bruxism). The treatment is carried out by our highly experienced aesthetic clinicians. A wide jaw that can create a square shaped lower face. While the square jaw may be desirable in men, it is not a feminine appearance. In the past, surgery was the only remedy but now the non-surgical jaw reduction procedure (using Botuilinum toxin) is an excellent alternative solution.
If you place your hands at the angle of your jaw as you clench your teeth down, you will feel the bulging and hardness of a muscle. This muscle, called masseter muscle, is often a primary cause of the excessive jaw width and teeth grinding. Botulinum toxin injections weakens the corner part of the muscle, hence improve teeth grinding. The injection can also significantly reduce the size of this muscle and narrow the lower part of the face. An additional benefit from the side profile is that the cheeks become highlighted, adding definition and contour to the face.
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Benefits of having this treatment with us:
- We are Fully Qualified medical practitioners. Therefore, all practitioners undertaking treatments come from a medical background and have a university degree in pharmacy or medicine.
- Our team has years of experience in aesthetic treatments. We ensure all treatments are carried out to the highest standards, to achieve optimum results.
- We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible
- We have very high patient satisfaction. Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas treated. We also have many that recommend friends and family to our clinics.
- We are committed to evidence-based practice and use premium products. We use FDA and CE approved products for the treatments.
- We are registered with Save Face. This government approved register is the highest level of recognition available for professionals working within aesthetic cosmetic medicine within the UK.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You’ll have the opportunity to ask your medical practitioner any questions as part of your consultation, but to start the ball rolling here are the answers to some that our patients most frequently asked questions.
Botulinum toxin is a naturally occurring protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. The toxin blocks the transition of chemical messages sent from the nerve to cause the muscle to contract. Without these messages, the muscle stays in a resting state until the ‘messengers’ recover.This recovery takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks on average.
All botulinum toxins are prescription only medicines (POM) and can only be prescribed by doctors, dentists, prescribing nurses and pharmacists with a prescribing qualification, following a face to face assessment and consultation with the qualified prescriber.
Botulinum toxin weakens the injected muscle over the time, which leads in turn to a reduction in the overall size. Our medical practitioners will focus the treatment precisely where the three heads of the muscle overlap (form aximal effect) and at the deep and superficial part of the muscle, which happens to correspond with where the muscle inserts into the bone. By reducing the muscle at the point of attachment to the bone, the bone can also reduce over time giving longer-lasting results without compromise to the strength of the bone. The aesthetic effect of reducing the flared nature of the jawline is only truly appreciated in the right candidate. Your experienced doctor will personally evaluate your face before deciding if you are suitable to have this treatment.
The most important criteria to decide if you are a good candidate is the thickness of your masseter muscle (jaw muscle). The relative thickness of the masseter can be easily determined by biting down hard and feeling the outer jawline. If the muscle appears to be almost rock hard and enlarged in appearance when you clench your teeth, you may be a good candidate to have this procedure done
Most patients do not have this problem as only corner part of the muscle will be relaxed, not all parts of the muscle. However, you may experience some tiring after chewing for a while, this phenomenon is only temporary and will go away in a short period of time, commonly within a week.
The procedure is painless. Our medical practitioners have a specialized method of injection that virtually eliminates all discomfort without the need for an an aesthetic
There really is no recovery period and significant swelling or bruising. The treatment takes only five minutes as an office procedure and you may drive home thereafter. There really are no restrictions in your activity post procedure
Generally, it will take about 6 weeks before you see the difference and will last typically for approximately 6 months. However, at the end of the first week, you may notice that your jawline feels a lot softer when you bite down and feel it. It is recommended to evaluate the result at 3 months following the first injection in order to evaluate the full effect and see if you need the further treatment. You may need up to 3 treatments in total to achieve maximum result depending upon your jaw muscle size. Top up treatments every 6-12 moths are recommended to maintain the result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion
The result for teeth grinding can be experienced within 1-2 weeks. Regular treatment every 4-6 months will generally provide longer lasting and more effective results as the muscle will become smaller and less active