Botox injections—while typically used to help treat and reduce wrinkles—can also help slim the face when injected into the masseter muscle on either side of the face. It is particularly effective for people who have overactive jaw muscles or a prominent masseter muscle that makes the face look wide. When patients come in interested in the procedure, they often ask, “How many units of Botox for face slimming?’
On average, fifteen to twenty units of Botox can effectively slim the face. However, for people with especially big or strong masseters, they may require more. Additionally, Botox can help reduce teeth grinding and symptoms of TMJ. In this case, more Botox is necessary since areas outside of the masseter, or other areas of the muscle are also treated.
Ultimately, your injector can help determine the number of Botox units necessary for face slimming. If it is your first time getting masseter Botox, your injector may want to evaluate your results after two or so weeks. If the results are not quite there yet, they can administer more units of Botox.
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Liposuction is one of the most popular minimally invasive surgeries available. It can be performed in isolation to remove small portions of fat. Though, liposuction is also used to harvest fat for fat transfer procedures such as Brazilian butt lift and fat transfer to the breasts. Let’s look at one of the most frequently asked questions about lipo, “Does lipo leave scars?”
When performing liposuction, Dr. Jonov does make small incisions to serve as entry points for the liposuction cannula. These incisions are exceptionally small and often only require a single stitch to close. They are also in hidden areas, keeping them mostly hidden. Regardless, liposuction scars tend to heal well and often become imperceptible.
With that said, there is a small possibility that liposuction scars could develop into raised scars or keloids. This is rare but is something to discuss with Dr. Jonov if you are prone to developing such scarring.
To learn more and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Craig Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Tear trough filler—more commonly known as under eye filler—is a great way to fill in sunken or hollowed under eyes. However, not everyone is a good candidate for this dermal filler procedure. While it is safe and low risk overall, some people may better benefit from other options or simply not be a good candidate for any fillers. Let’s look at the question, “Who is not suitable for tear trough filler?”
First, if you have ever broken or injured the orbital bone, most injectors will not perform tear trough filler. While there are some exceptions to this, it is generally not a good idea to do, especially if the break was within the recent past. Additionally, certain medical conditions such as ones that may cause excessive bleeding or which severely compromise the immune system.
Second, if you have extra skin on the lower eyelids, you may benefit more from a lower blepharoplasty surgery first. You may become a candidate for tear trough filler after, but removing extra skin and tightening the remaining skin is the first step for under eye rejuvenation for these patients.
Finally, anyone interested in semi-permanent fillers like Sculptra or Radiesse. These fillers cannot be used under the eyes. If the patient is okay with using hyaluronic acid fillers for this procedure, then they may be able to undergo it.
To learn more and schedule a free consultation with an injector, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
Overly large breasts can occur naturally in some women—regardless of body size—due to genetics, having a child, or certain medical conditions. Though, while having larger than average breasts can be perfectly normal and cause no problems, some women may undergo a breast reduction to make their breasts smaller and more proportionate. So, how do you know if your breasts are too big?
Most of the time, women who undergo breast reduction surgery suffer from certain symptoms directly caused by breasts that are too large. For example, chronic back and neck pain is common, even when the breasts are supported. Other common symptoms include skin issues underneath the breasts, rashes, and issues finding bras and clothing.
These could all be indications for breast reduction. Making the breasts smaller and more proportionate to the patient’s body can alleviate many of these symptoms. However, some patients may undergo a breast reduction purely for cosmetic reasons due to asymmetry or noticeably large breasts that they are not fond of.
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