Masseter Botox / Jaw Slimming
Botox is a popular Cosmetic Procedure at Aesthetic Medicine Clinics that has gained fame in the recent years due to its ability to reduce wrinkles, provide face slimming and jaw-clenching relief.
The masseter muscle on both sides of our cheeks are responsible for almost all chewing motions but unfortunately they can also contribute significantly towards a square appearance if they become enlarged or overly developed. Botox injections in the masseters have proven effective as an aesthetic option by relaxing these muscles thereby providing facial slimming and reducing masseter muscle hypertrophy (enlargement).
It has been particularly effective against clenched jaws which may be caused from dental trauma such as grinding teeth during night time thus leading to tension headaches and neck aches too; this proves extremely beneficial for those suffering from chronic pain related issues like TMJ problems.
When administered correctly, botulinum toxin injection into the massater muscles will give softly rounded contours to your lower face whilst still preserving movement across other parts of the jaw line leaving you with improved confidence in yourself! The procedure takes very little time - usually 15-30 minutes depending on individual choices - resulting in minimal disruption once injected properly yet providing consistent results staying up 5-6 months before requiring additional shots.
Masseter Botox results & benefits
The benefits of masseter Botox treatments are numerous. It can improve the overall appearance of the face by creating a more streamlined, feminine or youthful jawline. It can also help alleviate any issues that may arise due to an enlarged masseter, such as jaw clenching or teeth grinding. In some cases, Botox injections can also help alleviate pain associated with TMJ disorders.
One of the main benefits of Masseter Botox is that it can help to slim down and contour the jawline. For individuals with a large or square-shaped jaw, this treatment can help to create a more oval and feminine appearance. This is especially popular among women who desire a slimmer jawline and a more youthful appearance.
Another benefit is that the procedure can also help to alleviate temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). TMD is a condition that can cause headaches, jaw pain, and difficulty opening and closing the mouth. By relaxing the masseter muscle, Masseter Botox can help to reduce the symptoms of TMD and improve overall jaw function.
Finally, Masseter Botox can also help to reduce teeth grinding and clenching, which can cause wear and tear on the teeth and lead to jaw pain. By relaxing the masseter muscle, this treatment can help to reduce the intensity and frequency of teeth grinding, leading to a healthier smile and improved overall oral health.
In terms of results, masseter Botox injections usually take a few weeks to fully take effect. Most people will see a noticeable reduction in the size of their masseter muscles within 4-6 weeks of receiving their first treatment, and results can last anywhere from 4-6 months before follow-up injections are necessary.
Overall, if you're looking for a simple, non-invasive way to slim down your jawline and improve your overall facial appearance, masseter Botox injections might be worth considering
Frequently asked Questions
When will I see results after my masseter Botox injections?
The time it takes to see results after receiving Masseter Botox injections can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the treatment area. In general, it can take anywhere from a few days to several months to see the full effects of the procedure.
Some people may notice a slight change in the appearance of their jawline within the first few days after receiving Masseter Botox injections, while others may not see any significant changes until a month or two after the procedure. It's important to have realistic expectations and understand that the full results may not be visible right away.
Overall, if you are considering Masseter Botox injections, it's important to discuss your expectations and timeline for results with your practitioner beforehand so that you can have a better understanding of what to expect and plan accordingly.
How long do results last?
In addition, it's worth noting that the effects of Masseter Botox will gradually wear off over time. Typically, the results of the treatment will last anywhere from 3 to 6 months before a repeat treatment is necessary to maintain the effects
Which conditions can you treat with Masseter Botox?
TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder)
Bruxism (teeth grinding)
How many units will I need for masseter Botox?
The number of units of Botox required for Masseter Botox can vary depending on individual circumstances. The amount of Botox needed depends on the size of the masseter muscle, the severity of the condition being treated, and the desired results.
On average, most people require between 25 and 50 units of Botox per side for Masseter Botox treatment. However, some individuals may need more or less depending on their specific needs and preferences.
It's important to note that the amount of Botox needed for Masseter Botox should be determined by a qualified and experienced practitioner. A practitioner will take into account various factors such as the size of the muscle and the desired outcome before deciding on the correct dosage.
When can I return to the gym after my Botox treatment?
You should wait at least 24 hours after the treatment.
Avoid drinking alcohol the day of the treatment. After you have received your neuromodulator injection, there are a few things that you should do to ensure that the treatment is effective and that you experience minimal side effects.
First, avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area and avoid laying down for at least 4 hours after the injection. This will help to prevent the neuromodulator from moving to other muscles and causing unwanted side effects.
Second, avoid exposure to heat, including saunas, hot tubs, and sunbathing, for at least 24 hours after the treatment. Heat can cause the botox to spread and increase the risk of side effects.
Finally, drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet to help your body recover from the treatment.
Do you provide receipts for insurance purposes?
Unfortunately, as a doctor under the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ), we are unable to provide receipts for private insurance purposes.