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Facial slimming using cosmetic injectables is an excellent solution for patients who want to improve the aesthetics of their face without surgery. Utilising dermal fillers, fat-dissolving injections and the same neuromodulators used to treat wrinkles, the cosmetic dermatologists who consult with us and cosmetic nurses can strategically recontour key areas to create the appearance of a narrower face and a more delicate jawline. The result is a remarkable yet subtle transformation that is completely customised for your face and achieved with minimal discomfort or downtime.

How Can I Achieve Facial Slimming With Neuromodulators?

Neuromodulators are commonly used to relax wrinkles by temporarily inhibiting muscle movement. They also have various therapeutic applications, including treatment of excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis), and can be used to create a slimmer facial shape. We use neuromodulators to address two concerns that can create undesirable width in the lower face:

  • Masseter Hypertrophy: The masseter muscles are located on either side of the jaw. They play an important role in chewing food, clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth (bruxism). If these muscles are strong and bulky, they take on a prominent, boxy appearance that gives the face a square shape. Neuromodulator injections can relax the masseter muscles so they reduce to a leaner, more flattering size.
  • Parotid Glands Hypertrophy: The parotid glands are major salivary glands located on both sides of the face. When these glands are enlarged, they disrupt the aesthetic balance of the face and obscure the definition of the jawline. Neuromodulators can be used to reduce the bulk of enlarged parotid glands without affecting saliva production.

How Can I Achieve Facial Slimming With Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers can sculpt the face dramatically with a procedure that is quick, comfortable and minimally-invasive. In the hands of a skilled injector with an advanced understanding of facial aesthetics, dermal fillers create natural results that enhance and balance your features without looking obvious or artificial. The clinicians use dermal fillers to improve facial shape in the following ways:

  • Jawline Reshaping: Dermal fillers can be placed along the jawline to improve definition and harmony. A stronger jaw can help balance and streamline the lower face.
  • Chin Augmentation: A small or recessed chin can have a major impact on your profile. Dermal fillers can improve the chin’s projection without surgery and an implant.
  • Lifting the Zygomatic Arch: Some people benefit from fillers in the zygomatic arch area (cheekbones) for its lifting effect, but care must be taken not to widen the face.
  • Central Face Enhancement: A small amount of fillers in the mid-cheek region and chin can bring focus to the central facial area, producing a narrowing effect on the face.

How Can I Achieve Facial Slimming With Fat-Dissolving Injections?

Cosmetic injections that dissolve fat are formulated with a synthetic version of an acid that occurs naturally in the body to assist in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. These injections are used to target submental fullness — the accumulation of fat below the chin that is commonly called a “double chin.”

When injected, the product destroys submental fat cells so they can be absorbed and disposed of by the body’s natural waste-processing system. The treated cells can no longer accumulate or store fat, resulting in a visible reduction of the double chin and tightening of the skin. Fat-dissolving injections achieve long-lasting results that slim the face, sculpt a more defined chin and jaw, and create a graceful, elegant neckline.

Cosmetic injectables can achieve quick, yet long-lasting results that accentuate your unique beauty while bringing harmony to your face. To learn more about your options for nonsurgical facial slimming, call Northside Dermatology on 03 8582 8688 to book an appointment with Dr Liu or book online for an appointment with our cosmetic nurse and receive your personalised facial slimming treatment plan.

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