Jaw Reduction or Jaw Slimming NYC - Ali Vafa, MD, MPH*

Non-surgical Botox® Jaw Reduction - New York City

Dr. Vafa is a board certified physician specializing in the use of Botox Cosmetics, Dysport, Xeomin, Sculptra, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, Perlane, Boletero, Radiesse, Kybella, Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Radio-Wave Surgery, Smartlipo and the treatment of acne and facial aesthetics. Dr. Vafa performs thousands of aesthetics procedures yearly, making him one of a handful of physicians in New York who has been awarded a Diamond Level Provider designation from Allergan - a level designated to a select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments and/or over 2000 filler procedures per year. He was awarded the Chairman Level Provider designation which is the highest level provider for Galderma, the makers of Sculptra, Dysport and Restylane and also a Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics. His work is often referred to as “the downtown look” by his patients- referring to a natural look that does not appear overdone yet yields amazing results*. Dr. Vafa is also an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work was exhibited in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Vancouver, among other cities. Click here for a complete bio of Dr. Vafa.

how does jaw reduction or slimming with Botox work?

Starting at $450 (applies to first 40 units and $12/unit after)

This procedure reduces the appearance of a wide jaw line caused by Masseter Muscle Hypertrophy (or enlargement). The careful injection of OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) in the Masseter/chewing Muscle weakens and reduces the size of the muscle resulting in a softer angle to the jaw and a more pleasing facial shape. We typically see three types of patients in our practice.
1) Those who seek a cosmetic reduction in the angle/size of their jawline (Jawline Reduction)
2) Those who suffer from Bruxism (see below)
3) Those who suffer from Bruxism and will benefit from a cosmetic reduction *

The procedure is performed by Dr. Vafa frequently on patients concerned with the shape of their jaw or jaw muscles.

Bruxism and it's treatment with Botox

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind and/or clench your teeth. The patient may unconsciously clench their teeth during the day or clench and/or grind them at night while asleep. In some patients bruxism can be frequent and severe enough to lead to jaw disorders, tension headaches, facial pain, damaged teeth and many other problems. There are many causes of bruxism however the most common are: anxiety, stress, tension, frustration, hyperactive personality type, and other sleep problems such as sleep apnea.

Dr. Vafa is considered a leading expert and one of the first to treat Masseter Muscle Hypertrophy and Bruxism with OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injections in New York. He has performed thousands of procedures and has been involved in several studies regarding the treatment of bruxism with neuromodulators such as Botox. He is also an educator who has taught the nuances of the procedure and injection technique to other doctors in the field.

For further information please schedule a free consultation with Dr. Vafa, please call (212) 219-1990.

*results can vary based on individual conditions


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Before and after photos for jaw slimming (reduction)*

jaw reduction with Botox results before jaw reduction with Botox results after

Before and after photos for jaw slimming treatment with Botox/Dysport*

Jaw reduction with Botox - before treatment Jaw reduction treatment with Botox results - after treatment

frequently asked questions*

Who is an appropriate candidate for the Botox Jaw Reduction or Botox for Bruxism?
Dr. Vafa will be able to best assess your candidacy during a complimentary consultation. However generally any person who has an excessively wide jaw line due to large chewing muscles (who would like to slim his/her face), and any person who suffers from Bruxism, is a candidate for this procedure.

How does Botox for jaw line reduce the size of my jaw line and help with Bruxism?
When Botox is injected into the muscle it partially relaxes it. Underused muscle eventually loses its mass and reduces its overall size. The reduction in size will also cause a reduction in the ability to clench and grind in patients who suffer with Bruxism.

Will I have problems chewing my food?
Although rare, few people may experience some tiring after chewing for a while. This phenomenon is only temporary and will go away over time.

Is the procedure painful?
Since the smallest available needles are used, minimal to no discomfort is felt during the procedure.

What is the downtime after Botox Jaw Reduction procedure?
As with any procedure involving needles, there is a small chance of mild bruising or mild transient redness at the area of injection.

When will I see a difference and how long will the result last?
At the end of the first week, you may notice that your jaw muscles feel softer. In about 6 weeks you will notice a reduction in your jaw line that will last typically between 6 months to a year and a half depending on the underlying cause of the muscle enlargement.*

*results can vary based on individual conditions

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