WHAT IS FACIAL SCULPTING?
The Facial Sculpting procedure is a highly successful, non-surgical way to beautifully contour the lower face and to create a slimmer, more feminine jaw. Some patients have very active jaw muscles that give their face a very square shape. These are called the masseter muscles and are located at the angle of the jaw. They are the main muscles used for chewing and biting. Injecting Botulinum Toxin in these muscles can reduce their size and give the square face a much more tapered or oval appearance.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INJECTING THE MASSETER MUSCLE?
Many patients who grind their teeth can cause an increase in the size of the masseter muscle as well as pain, tenderness and tempero-mandibular joint (TMJ) problems. Teeth grinding can result in headaches, earaches, facial pain, chipped teeth and chewed tissue on the inside of the mouth. Injecting Botulinum Toxin in the masseter muscle provides instant relief from jaw pain, tension and headaches. Patients also see a dramatic change in the overall appearance of their face. The square, severe appearance of their lower face softens into a more normal and aesthetically pleasing jaw line.
HOW LONG WILL THE BOTULINUM TOXIN TREATMENT TAKE?
The entire treatment only takes 10 minutes. It is a scheduled medication and needs to be administered by our specially trained doctor. No anesthetic is required. You can return to your normal activities immediately afterwards.
WHEN WILL THE BOTULINUM TOXIN START TO WORK?
Visible effects take place within 2-4 weeks, and full effect will be visible after 4 weeks.
HOW LONG WILL THE BOTULINUM TOXIN EFFECT LAST?
The effects of such Botulinum Toxin treatments usually last for 6 months, depending on the individual and sometimes longer if the second treatment is given within 4 months.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Expect to pay R70 per unit.