Enhance your appearance, correcting jaw shape, by using muscle relaxing injections for jaw slimming.

At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we offer muscle relaxing injections to reduce jaw size and excessive teeth grinding (Bruxism). The treatment is carried out by our highly experienced Cosmetic Medicine Specialist – Dr Targett. An excessive wide jaw that can create a square-shaped lower face, is a largely common problem. While the square jaw may be desirable in men, it is not a feminine appearance. In the past, surgery was the only remedy but now the non-surgical jaw slimming reduction procedure (using (Term Forbidden by TGA)) is an excellent alternative solution.

If you place your hands at the angle of your jaw as you clench your teeth down, you will feel the bulging and hardness of a muscle. This muscle, called Masseter muscle, is often a primary cause of the excessive jaw width and teeth grinding. (Term Forbidden by TGA) injections weaken the corner part of the muscle, hence improve teeth grinding. The injection can also significantly reduce the size of this muscle and narrow the lower part of the face, therefore it is also commonly called the ” B…ox V shape treatment”. An additional benefit from the side profile is that the cheeks become highlighted, adding definition and contour to the face.

Read on for more information and we look forward to your visit.

Dr R.Targett

"Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine"


Dr Targett is qualified in Primary Care Dermatology with a special interest in Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine.

She is a natural results advocate. She has the "artistic eye of a sculptor " and a genuine love for all her clients.

How Does (Term Forbidden by TGA) Injection Reduce The Size Of My Jaw?

(Term Forbidden by TGA) weakens the injected muscle over time, which leads in turn to a reduction in the overall size. Our specialist doctor will focus the treatment precisely where the three heads of the muscle overlap (for maximal effect) and at the deep and superficial part of the muscle, which happens to correspond with where the muscle inserts into the bone. By reducing the muscle at the point of attachment to the bone, the bone can also reduce overtime giving longer-lasting results without compromise to the strength of the bone. The aesthetic effect of reducing the flared nature of the jawline is only truly appreciated in the right candidate. Your experienced doctor will personally evaluate your face before deciding if you are suitable to have this treatment.

What Does The Procedure Involve ?

Prior the treatment:
Dr Targett will review your medical history to ensure you are suitable for the treatment, medically examine the jaw muscle to determine the injection sites and explain the procedure, aftercare, all possible complications and how to avoid prior the treatment

The treatment:
There is only one to two injections of (Term Forbidden by TGA) per side of the jaw required during the procedure

Post treatment care:
Patients must not rub or massage the treated area for 4 hours after the injection in order to prevent the spreading of the medication. Specific aftercare instructions will be provided during your visit by our Clinic Coordinator

Who Is An Appropriate Candidate To Have This Procedure Done?

The most important criteria to decide if you are a good candidate for a jaw slimming procedure is the thickness of your masseter muscle (jaw muscle). The relative thickness of the masseter can be easily determined by biting down hard and feeling the outer jawline. If the muscle appears to be almost rock hard and enlarged in appearance when you clench your teeth, you may be a good candidate to have this procedure done

Will I Have Problems Chewing My Food?

Most patients do not have this problem as only corner part of the muscle will be relaxed, not all parts of the muscle. However, you may experience some tiring after chewing for a while, this phenomenon is only temporary and will go away in a short period of time, commonly within a week.

Does The Procedure Hurt?

The jaw slimming procedure is painless. The specialist doctor has a specialized method of injection that virtually eliminates all discomfort without the need for an anaesthetic.

What Is The Recovery Like?

There really is no recovery period or significant swelling or bruising. The treatment takes only five minutes as an office procedure and you may drive home thereafter. There really are no restrictions in your activity post-procedure

When Will I See The Results And How Long Will It Last?

Generally, it will take about 6 weeks before you see the difference and will last typically between 6 months to a year and a half. However, at the end of the first week, you may notice that your jawline feels a lot softer when you bite down and feel it. It is recommended to evaluate the result at 3 months following the first injection in order to evaluate the full effect and see if you need further treatment. You may need up to 3 treatments in total to achieve maximum result depending upon your jaw muscle size. Top up treatments every 6-12 months are recommended to maintain the result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion

Price of Jaw Slimming


Jaw Slimming from $600

Before & After

Disclosure: Individual results may vary.

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Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

Unit 58/41-47 Melbourne St

North Adelaide

SA. 5006

Ph: 0403 690 031


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