The 'Broad Face' look, is due to the over
development of the masseter muscles of the face. This can make
the face look quadrangular. It may be congenital or acquired.
Northeastern Asians, including Koreans, belong ethnically to
the Mongolian race, they tend to have a well developed mandible
compared to Westerners. Acquired causes are usually due to
grinding of the teeth, often subconsciously at night.
In either case a developed masster muscle makes
the face look wider. This is undesirable for women
and aesthetically unpleasing, because a square face gives a
more masculine image.
The benefits of BOTOX® injections
for the treatment of Broad Face
Precise injections of
Botulinum Toxin into the masseter muscles cause them to weaken and
shrink, giving the face a naturally slimmer appearance as the
muscles reduce in size. This is sometimes referred to
as BOTOX® Facial Slimming.
In one study, a small
number of patients experienced chewing tough foods for 1-2 months
after the procedure. This is due to the weakened power of the
muscle. Otherwise side effects are minimal, and it is an
simple procedure of 3 injections in each masseter muscle.
of BOTOX® injections in masseteric hypertrophy
- Rapid effects take place, usually seen within two weeks of the
- The injection procedure is short (usually 10-15 minutes).
- No inconvenience to daily life after treatment.
- Very few side effects and little pain after treatment.
- The cost is inexpensive compared with surgery.