Facial Slimming and Tooth Grinding (Bruxism)
Bruxism is the term given to grinding teeth. It can be very distressing for patients and cause wear of the teeth and headaches. Patients often complain of morning headaches because they have been tensing and grinding their teeth at night. Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to treat teeth grinding and in turn can slim the face. This is a very popular treatment at Face Plus Medispa. The treatment for bruxism is injecting anti-wrinkle into the angle of the jaw (the masseter muscle). These injections relax the muscle of the jaw area and create a more slim jawline.
Antiwrinkle – frown lines treated with antiwrinkle to stop the formation of static lines
The masseter muscles are our chewing muscles and sometimes they are over-developed. In teeth grinders and clenchers as well the jaw line can be too ‘square’.
Treatment here can have the double effect of softening and feminizing the face shape, and also help to treat grinding and clenching.
We use a range of injectable relaxants and pride ourselves on achieving fresh, vital, real results with our highly qualified nurses.
A bespoke treatment of anti-wrinkle medication will be administered. The procedure is safe, not painful and quick to perform. Note the treatment is temporary, relaxing the muscle for approximately 3-6 months. For optimum results continued anti-wrinkle treatments are required.
There is a detailed consultation with the cosmetic nurse or doctor to discuss treatment options based on the patient expectations. During the consultation the cosmetic nurse or doctor will assess your face, note asymmetry, and take photographs to document your cosmetic journey.
Anti-wrinkle treatments are generally well tolerated. You will notice the product taking effect 2-4 days after the procedure, and full effect will be visible 2 weeks after the treatment.
The most common side effects include: local irritation or redness and mild to moderate swelling. Although rare, bruising can occur. If it does remember it is temporary and can be covered with make up 24 hours after the treatment.