NEW TO DR WYMAN CHAN!!
Botox can work wonders on more than just lines and wrinkles. Initially used in patients of Asian descent, face slimming is now popular with all ethnicities for creating a beautiful heart-shaped face. When injected into the masseter muscle (the jaw muscle), Botox can "slim the face," giving it a more youthful and feminine appearance.
What does this treatment involve?
It involves injecting botulinum toxin into the jaw muscle on each side of the face, which relaxes it by preventing over activity. Over time, it shrinks because it is not being exercised as much.
Who is a suitable candidate for face slimming injections?
A suitable candidate for this treatment is one who has a wide jaw due to an over developed masseter muscle, caused by developmental and congenital problems and grinding of the teeth at night (bruxism).
Do you offer any other Botox treatments?
Yes, Dr. Wyman Chan uses it for the treatment of frown lines, forehead creases and crow's feet near the eyes.
Are there any aftercare instructions?
Patients are asked not to rub or massage the treated area or exercise vigorously for 24 hours following treatment.
What is the recovery time?
There is no downtime, pain, bruising or swelling. The procedure itself takes 5 minutes and patients can return to work or drive home immediately after treatment.
When will I see a difference?
When used for face-slimming purposes, patients begin to see a difference within 10 to 14 days and the results last for approximately four to six months. In order to maintain the results, treatmentshould be continued at regular intervals every 3 to 6 months.
For the treatment of frown lines, forehead creases and crow's feet, most patients will start to see results after 3 or 4 days. Results are at their maximum two weeks after treatment. The effect will gradually wear off over the next 4 months.