At LaserTouch White Plains, Dr. Ali Vafa of New York Medical Aesthetics oversees injectible procedures. Dr. Vafa is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and specializes in the use of Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Hylaform and Captique. Dr. Vafa has performed thousands of aesthetics procedures 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 select number of physicians providing over 100,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments and/or over 2,000 Juvederm procedures per year- and Radiesse Black Level Premier Injector designation by Merz Aesthetics.
Botox Jaw Reduction procedure reduces the appearance of a wide jaw line by weakening the masseter/chewing muscles. It gives a softer angle to the jaw and a more pleasing facial shape.
The diagram on the right depicts the weakining of the chewing mussle before and after the treatment. The procedure is commonly applied to both male and female candidates.
The photographs below also depict the Botox treatment on two male patients, however the treatment is just as suitable for female patients.
Who is an appropriate candidate for the Botox Jaw Reduction?
Dr. Vafa will be able to best assess your candidacy during a complimentary consultation. However generally, any person who has excessively wide jaws due to large chewing muscles and would like to slim his/her face is the candidate for this procedure.
How does Botox reduce the size of my jaws?
When Botox is injected into the muscle it partially relaxes it. Underused muscle eventually loses its mass and reduces its overall size.
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. There are generally no restrictions in your activity thereafter.
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 line feels 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.
For further information and to schedule a free consultation please call (212) 219 1990.