Dr. Paul L. Leong, MD

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Want a Slimmer Jawline? Now there’s a solution! Invented in Asia!

July 3, 2018

Botox Cosmetic and Dysport treatments have been around for decades, but most patients are familiar with its use to relax the muscles of the forehead, glabella, and crow’s feet. What many people don’t know is that injecting a Botox Cosmetic and Dysport into the masseter muscle, which is one of the muscles we chew with, will relax the muscle resulting in a slimmer jawline. This procedure is becoming very popular for individuals with round or square shaped faces to contour the jawline to create a more oval or heart shaped face. This procedure originated in Korea and is now widely used in Japan, China, and elsewhere around Asia. More recently, this treatment has caught on in the United States and Europe and has become very popular with patients who perceive they have a widened or “square” jaw.

The masseter is a muscle so if it is constantly contracting and “exercising” then it is going to bulk up just like any other muscle in the body. Individuals that over work this muscle typically develop a more squared jaw which can result in a masculine appearance. Many individuals who tend to grind and clinch their teeth, also known as bruxism, or experience TMJ can highly benefit from this treatment.

Bethanny Frankel, known for her role on The Real Housewives of New York and the owner of the Skinnygirl empire, gets these treatments done frequently. When rumors started about Bethanny going under the knife, she shut them down and explained why her looks have changed; “I do look different. I’ve had Botox in my jaw. You can see that my jaw has completely changed.” It had a drastic facial slimming effect by softening her bulky jawline.

Dr. Leong has studied this and many other techniques with some of the leading providers in Asia and is very happy to provide this service to both Asian and Caucasian patients at his practice in Pittsburgh.

To find out if this treatment will work for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Leong in one of our six Pittsburgh locations today!

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