V-Shaped Face (Jaw Botox) Treatment Singapore

Procedures For V-Shaped Face

To achieve a more contoured, V-shaped facial appearance, the following two treatments are often considered

  1. Jaw Botox Reduction / Face Slimming with Neurotoxins:
    This procedure uses Botox injections to relax the masseter (Jaw) muscles. By targeting these muscles, the lower face becomes less squarish, contributing to a slimmer facial profile.
  2. Chin Fillers:
    Injectable fillers can enhance the chin area, helping to elongate the lower face and improve overall facial symmetry, further accentuating a V-shaped contour.

What is Botox Jaw Botox Reduction / Face Slimming?

Jaw Botox Reduction, also known as Face Slimming, is a medical aesthetic procedure designed to create a more defined jawline and a slimmer facial appearance. This treatment has gained popularity in response to beauty ideals that favor a V-shaped or less square face, often highlighted in Korean pop culture.

The procedure involves the strategic injection of Botox into the masseter muscles, the muscles primarily responsible for chewing located at the sides of the jaw. By relaxing these muscles, Botox can reduce their size, softening the jaw's squarish appearance and contributing to a slimmer facial profile.

This aesthetic treatment is known by various other terms, including TMJ Botox Jaw Slimming, Botox Square Face Slimming, Botox V Face, and Botox Masseter Reduction, reflecting its widespread use and acceptance in cosmetic enhancement.

Jaw Slimming

Is TMJ Botox and Jaw Botox The Same?

TMJ stands for the Temporomandibular Joint which is the joint that connects the jawbone to the rest of the face.

Some people may use the term TMJ Botox and Jaw Botox interchangeably, however in TMJ Botox, Botox is technically injected into the jaw muscles (masseter muscle) and not the TMJ.

TMJ Botox can help alleviate discomfort associated with TMJ disorders, such as soreness or aching in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. By relaxing the masseter muscle, Botox can help relieve the symptoms of TMJ disorders.

Learn more about TMJ Botox here

Can TMJ or Jaw Botox Help Headaches and Migraines?

TMJ Botox can also help reduce tension headaches and migraines by relaxing the jaw muscles, making it harder for individuals to grind or clench their teeth.

This reduction in teeth grinding decreases pressure on the TMJ, thereby alleviating headaches and migraines that stem from high levels of jaw muscle tension.

However, tension headaches can also be caused by overactivity in the forehead and frown muscles. In such cases, additional Botox injections into those areas may be necessary to provide relief.

Learn more about Frown Botox here and Forehead Botox here


V Face
  • V-shaped Face
  • Sharper Jawline
  • Slimmer and more Feminine appearance
  • Less Squarish Face
  • Reduced Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

How Does Jaw Botox Slimming Work?

Jaw Botox slimming involves the injection of Botox, a type of neurotoxin, into the masseter muscle, which plays a key role in chewing. The targeted application of Botox relaxes and temporarily weakens this muscle.

As the muscle's activity decreases, it undergoes a process known as disuse atrophy, where the muscle size is gradually reduced. This reduction typically becomes noticeable over a month and contributes to a slimming effect on the face.

The results of Jaw Botox slimming are particularly evident in individuals with naturally large masseter muscles or those who engage in habitual teeth grinding (bruxism). This reduction in muscle size can significantly alter the contour of the lower face.


Jaw Botox Treatment Experience in Singapore

The Jaw Botox treatment process in is designed to be safe, effective and comfortable. Here's what patients can expect:

  1. Preparation: Ice packs are applied to the treatment area initially to numb the skin and minimize the risk of bruising.
  2. Injection Process: Dr. Edwin administers 3 to 4 injections into each masseter muscle using fine needles. The precise placement and even distribution of Botox are essential to achieve optimal results. Patients typically experience minimal discomfort during this process, often described as feeling like small ant bites.
  3. Duration: The treatment is notably quick, requiring less than 10 minutes to complete.
  4. Recovery and Results: After the injections, jaw slimming effects will start to become noticeable over the following 2 to 4 weeks, with the best results typically observed after 1 month.
  5. Follow-Up: If additional adjustments are necessary, patients can schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Edwin. During this visit, he will assess the muscle's response to the initial treatment and determine if more Botox is required.
  6. Longevity of Results: The effects of Jaw Botox generally last between 4 to 6 months. To maintain the slimming effect, periodic touch-up treatments may be recommended.

Jaw Slimming Botox offers a non-surgical option for those looking for a slimmer facial contour and slender jawline.


Risks of Jaw Botox in Singapore

Jaw Botox, involving the use of neurotoxin injections, is generally considered safe and effective when administered by an experienced doctor. However, like all medical treatments, there are potential side effects that patients should be aware of:

  1. Weakness of the Smile Muscle: If Botox is injected too close to the front of the jaw, it may inadvertently affect the risorius muscle, which is involved in smiling. This can lead to temporary weakness or asymmetry in the smile.
  2. Hollow Cheeks: Injections placed too high on the masseter muscle can potentially lead to a hollowing appearance in the cheeks. This is due to the reduction in muscle volume in areas that are not intended to be targeted.

It's important for patients to choose qualified and experienced doctors for their Botox treatments to minimize these risks and ensure precise injection placement for optimal results.

Post Procedure Care After Jaw Botox

It is a quick procedure with minimal downtime. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the treatment.

Occasionally, there may be small bruises or needle marks after the treatment. The intensive recovery cream can be applied to speed up the recovery.

Jaw Botox for Bruxism and Teeth Grinding

Jaw Botox is increasingly recognized as an effective treatment for bruxism and teeth grinding, two conditions that not only cause discomfort but can also lead to long-term dental issues and jaw pain. Here's how Botox helps manage these conditions:

  1. Muscle Relaxation: Botox injections are administered directly into the masseter (jaw) muscle, one of the primary muscles involved in chewing and grinding of the teeth. By relaxing this muscle, Botox reduces its strength and activity, thereby decreasing the force of the grinding and the frequency of bruxism episodes.
  2. Symptom Alleviation: Patients suffering from bruxism often experience jaw pain, headaches, and even damage to their teeth. By diminishing the muscle's ability to contract forcefully, Botox can help alleviate these symptoms, leading to a significant reduction in pain and discomfort.
  3. Prevention of Tooth Damage: Chronic teeth grinding can lead to worn-down teeth, increased sensitivity, and even fractured teeth. By controlling the grinding action with Botox, the treatment helps protect the teeth from further damage.

What are Chin Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that is injected beneath the skin.

Majority of fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body.

It has many benefits including facial augmentation, reducing facial lines and improving the volume and fullness of the face.

Those with a recessed chin (chin lacking in volume or projection) can benefit from a chin filler by increasing chin projection and length, achieving a fuller, more defined facial profile.

Read more about chin fillers here

Juvederm Filler

Chin Fillers Treatment Experience in Singapore

Chin Projection

The process for chin fillers involves a thorough and personalized approach:

  1. Consultation: Initially, Dr. Edwin will discuss your aesthetic goals and assess your facial structure to determine the ideal chin shape that enhances your overall appearance.
  2. Treatment Planning: By strategically placing fillers at key points, the chin can achieve enhanced forward projection and elongation. This results in a fuller and more defined jawline and chin.
  3. Preparation: To minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of bruising, a cold ice pack is applied to the skin prior to each injection.
  4. Injection Process: Each injection is quick and is typically described as feeling like a small ant bite, making the procedure quite tolerable.
  5. Immediate Results: The results of chin fillers are visible immediately after the treatment. While rare, some patients may experience slight bruising and swelling. Dr. Edwin may recommend an intensive recovery cream to help speed up the healing process.
  6. Duration: The entire treatment usually takes between 15 to 30 minutes, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.
  7. Preferred Products: Dr. Edwin prefers to use products like Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Voluma for chin treatments due to their ability to provide excellent projection while minimizing swelling and broadening of the area.

How long do fillers last?

HA dermal fillers often last between 9 and 18 months.

Longevity varies between brand and degree of HA cross-linkage in the filler.

What are the potential side effects?

There may be some bruising and swelling immediately after the procedure. Such side effects should subside within 3 to 5 days. The intensive recovery cream can be applied to speed up the recovery.

How do I find the Best V-Shaped Face Jaw or Chin Botox Singapore has to offer?

Every clinic offers different V-shaped face treatment options for facial slimming and contouring. No one clinic is same as the other. If you want to make sure that botox and filler treatments are performed safely and effectively, make sure that the clinic is experienced in offering such injectable treatments. The clinic should also offer information on the various types of V-shaped face treatments before proceeding.

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