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Square Jaw with Botox Injection for a V-Shaped Face

A square jawline can be a desirable feature for some, but for others, it can be a source of insecurity. A prominent square jawline is often caused by strong masseter muscles, which are used for chewing and clenching. Females with attractive faces appear to have an inverted triangle appearance, in which the upper part of the face gradually taper into a sharp chin at the end. On the other hand, male faces are typically shaped with a square jawline, which gives the face a masculine boxy shape, as opposed to a female's face.

While this muscle is necessary for proper jaw function, an overdeveloped masseter muscle can result in a square or boxy jawline that may be too prominent for some people's preferences. Fortunately, there are several treatments available for those looking to reduce the appearance of a square jawline. Here are some of the most popular options:

Plastic Surgery - Jaw Reduction Surgery

The old method used to sculpt a square jaw was plastic surgery. Jaw reduction surgery is a more invasive option that involves removing part of the jawbone to create a more tapered appearance. Many are unwilling to go through the operation due to the long downtime and high risk of infections. Another alternative for V-shaped face treatment is facial implants. This procedure is typically only recommended for those with severe jawline asymmetry or if non-surgical treatments have been unsuccessful.

Square Jaw Reduction with Botox

A square jaw can be achieved with botox injections, which are neurotoxin injections that help shrink overdeveloped masser muscles in the jaw area. The masseter muscle is located in the jaw, and it moves the jaw for chewing and clenching teeth. As we age, our masseters enlarge. People who have large masseters tend to have square jawlines.

Nonsurgical jawline contouring with the drug relaxes the masseter muscles so that the muscle gradually reduces in size. Slim jaw restores face balance and softens appearance. This botox treatment is safe, painless, and fast. It is also an effective lunchtime procedure. There is no recovery time, and you can continue with your normal daily activities without downtime. Long-term jaw reduction can be achieved with a complete injection course.

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