Face Slimming Treatment
Face slimming is an aesthetic treatment that can help individuals overcome their insecurities by giving them the face shape that they desire through a series of treatments.
What is face slimming?
Facial slimming is an effective non-surgical treatment used to help patients achieve a slimmer, more oval or v-shaped profile. It is ideal for people who want to reshape and slim down their face to help it look firmer and smoother. Some of the areas in our face can hold excess fat, and this treatment can help reduce the appearance of this by targeting these specific areas. The treatment itself is quick, and the results can last for a matter of months.
What does face slimming do?
Each facial slimming treatment will differ depending on the patients’ requirements. Your practitioner will look at your muscle structure, jaw and teeth to determine the best treatment for you to help you achieve a slimmer face structure.
Benefits of Facial Slimming Treatment
The recovery process is a lot shorter than that of a surgical treatment and it is also a lot less invasive.
Slim Out a Square/Boxy Jawline Whilst
This treatment also helps to slim out a square/boxy jawline whilst in some instances alleviating migraines and teeth grinding. As an example, Bruxism can cause facial pain and damage to your teeth; with the help of face slimming treatment, patients can help reduce these symptoms and alleviate the discomfort that they may have been experiencing as a result of the condition.
Types of Face Slimming
When it comes to facial slimming treatment, there are different types available at PICO Clinics to help give the appearance of a more slender and chiseled facial profile. Depending on the area(s) you wish to target, one or more of the following aesthetic treatments will be perfect for you:
1. Facial Lipolysis
Treatable Concerns: Excess Fat
As we age, some areas of our face can hold excess fat, with the chin, cheeks and under eye being particular problem areas. Following a consultation with your doctor, your target areas can be specifically identified.
One of the most renowned beauty procedures, facial lipolysis is an effective way to melt localised fat and in doing so, reshape and slim down the face. In this procedure, the patented Inner-B non-toxic gel formula by Prostrolane® is injected into the target area and helps the skin to look firm, smooth and more youthful. If you are looking to redefine your facial shape without a surgical procedure, then lipolysis is the aesthetic treatment for you.
2. Non-surgical Jaw Reduction
Treatable Concerns: Wide Jaw
A wide jaw is not a desirable look for many men and women, as it creates a square-shaped lower face. The leading cause of such over-masculine appearance is often the masseter muscle.
Our experienced doctors specialise in facial injections into the corner of this muscle, with the goal to temporarily weaken it and reduce the size of the jaw. You should not expect any discomfort or pain after the application.
These facial injections can help to lengthen the face whilst also helping to highlight the cheekbones and make them more prominent. Masseter botulinum injections may also reduce the effects of teeth grinding disorders.
3. Cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting)
Treatable Concerns: Double Chin
At PICO Clinics, we use an FDA-approved treatment called CoolSculpting. Its unique technology allows for a non-invasive, non-surgical medical procedure that permanently kills extra fat cells from beneath the skin. Many people who experience a double chin find this treatment useful in helping to reduce its appearance. In fact, studies show CoolSculpting can reduce fat deposits by up to 40% in just 2-3 months after one application.
4. Celluform Plus
Treatable Concerns: Fat Deposits
Celluform plus is an injectable treatment for localised fat deposits allowing for a gradual, safe and effective reduction of face fat. The preparations contain active compounds that fight local fat deposits.
Celluform Plus treatment models and slims the chin area, lower parts of the face and neck. The preparation used in this treatment contains deoxycholic acid that contributes to the breakdown of fat cells, as well as mountain arnica extract. The extract of this plant has soothing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, and also supports the healing process.
The effects in the form of slimming and firming the figure are noticeable after 4-8 weeks. In order to obtain the best effect, it is recommended to perform a series of treatments. Usually 4-6 treatments (spaced 6 weeks apart) are recommended.
Who is a good candidate for masseter Botox?
Botulinum toxin injections in the masseter (jaw) muscle are the best treatment for healthy patients who want to:
- Slim their face and create a more V-shaped appearance
- Improve the cosmetic appearance of their jawline
- Minimize teeth grinding and jaw clenching
- Treat an asymmetric jawline
What does masseter Botox do?
Injections of botulinum toxin into the masseter muscle will work to slim and contour the jawline. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin which relaxes the masseter muscles. Over time, with continued injections, the muscles will shrink from disuse. Patients who receive the treatment will start to see the effects of in four to six weeks following the procedure, but it can take more than one single treatment to reduce the size of the masseter muscle.
Are there any side effects for Botox in the masseter muscle?
There are generally few side effects for botulinum toxin for non-surgical jaw reduction. Improper injection in this area can cause facial asymmetry. Besides facial asymmetry, injecting botulinum toxin incorrectly into this area can cause bulging of part of the muscle when you clench your jaw, although these side effects are not permanent. In addition, special care must be used in balancing the correct amount of product used on each side, to correct for any disparities between the size of the right and left masseter muscle.