Face slimming or V line injection
Face reshaping without any surgery or downtime, as a lunch time procedure. With years of training and experience, our clinic is considered to be experts in injectable treatment.
Who would be ideal candidate?
- Square jaw
- Asian patients
- Heavy jawline
- Wish to slim appearance of lower face
- Teeth grinding or bruxism
- Headaches especially associated with anxiety
- Wide lower face
Women’s beauty perception is usually benefit with slimmer, lighter, V shaped jaw line.
How injection can slim my face?
Injection work by slimming of big muscles over sides of lower face called masseters.
Is it painful?
Since 2007 there were no patients who couldn’t tolerate the pain of such procedure.
For most comfort of the patient under our care, we also:
- use tiny almost invisible needles
- apply cold to decrease bruising and pain
- option to apply strong, prescription only numbing cream, if patient wishes
How long is a result?
Slimming injections usually last from 6 to 12 months. Effect lasts longer if injections are done regularly, before the masseter muscle regrown. It also requires less amount of units
How much units needed?
Experienced doctor will assess your individual situation. In average, from 15-30 BU (or 30-80 DU) per side.
Are their any risks?
We strongly advise to choose a well-trained and experienced doctor, expert in such tricky area to avoid possible complications.
The area has 2 other muscles overlapping masseter (zygomaticus and risorius), therefore injection result in changes in smile, face asymmetry, swallowing and speech difficulties.
Measures to ensure patient safety of the procedure, Dr Miller Clinic:
- patients are treated by experienced doctor, fellow of Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine
- different techniques tailored for each patient’s individual anatomy
- special method to prepare medication to avoid any diffusion to unwanted places
Trust professionals to minimise risk of any complication on your face.
So far, there were no complications in face slimming injections since 2007 at our clinic.
How long is the procedure?
All together 30 min with only under 5 min for injection of masseter.
When I see the result?
Will be most obvious in 3-8 weeks (depends on size of your face), when you notice:
- more refined and feminine jaw line
- face slimming
- less headaches
- less pain or discomfort after excessive jaw clenching
Assessment of your response and further management plan will be arranged in 8 weeks.
Cost of injections
There is a very wide range for the cost of injections to slim masseters, as it depends on the size of the masseters, and the amount of slimming that is required by the patient.
The range of costs is typically from $250-$1450.
Maintenance doses after 1-2 years of treatment may be reduced