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Botox for Jaw Reduction | Chantilly | Loudoun County | FairfaxWhile a lot of men desire a strong, square jaw line to enhance their masculine facial appearance, women usually want a softer and more feminized shape of their face. Depending on a woman’s facial anatomy, altering the facial shape from square to a more appealing oval shape can add more grace and femininity to the face.

Botox injectable procedure is a non-surgical way to reshape the jaw in a more desirable way. Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. V provides this procedure to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding locations.


How does Botox Work?

Surgery used to be the only option for many patients seeking jaw reduction. However, the introduction of Botox injections to address the jaw shape has revolutionized the treatment. Botox can create an improved shape of the face without involving any cuts, incisions, or downtime. Botox jaw reduction is an advanced non-surgical technique to reduce the width of the jaw line, changing an excessively square jaw line to a more attractive oval or heart shaped face.

In many patients, the masseter muscle, a chewing muscle in the face, becomes enlarged. This leads to extra facial width and a square shaped jaw. Botox can be injected into the targeted areas to selectively weaken this muscle over time. As the muscle relaxes with Botox application, it will reduce the size of the jaw and provide a more natural looking facial shape.

Dr. V uses advanced injection techniques to minimize the bruising, swelling and discomfort. Many patients can return to their regular activities immediately after the treatment. Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas for Botox jaw line reduction.



Patients will typically experience softening of the masseter muscle in about one week after the Botox procedure. The jaw line will soften at about six weeks. The treatment provider may recommend two to three treatment sessions with Botox at specified intervals in order to create more sustainable jaw line reduction outcomes. The second treatment may follow two to four months after the initial procedure.


Celebrity Case Study

The Real Housewives of New York star and Skinnygirl mogul Bethenny Frankel has said that the secret behind her enhanced facial appearance is the Botox injections she receives in her jaw. Frankel put an end to the speculation that she has undergone plastic surgery. The 45-year old has acknowledged that her appearance has improved dramatically in recent years, but it is a result of receiving Botox treatment for the jaw. “You can see that my jaw has completed changed,” she says.

Nearly three years ago, Frankel by advised by her doctor to receive Botox injections for the jaw because the jaw muscles were tensed up and bulky due to years of teeth grinding and clenching. Eight years ago, she began wearing a night guard to calm her clenching. But it wasn’t until she had Botox that the over-developed muscles in her lower face began to change.


For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Ashburn, Reston, Chantilly, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other surrounding Virginia and Washington DC areas.

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