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Masseter Botox – Targeting Jawline Slimming, Square Jaw, TMJ, Bruxism, and Headaches

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Masseter Botox for jawline slimming and bruxism (teeth clenching) is a common procedure. Jaw botox has become much more accessible. 

Jawline botox is a non-surgical treatment and may result in an individual gain a more youthful appearance and jawline. A square jaw may lead to an appearance older than the biological age.

Jawline slimming is an affordable treatment for both cosmetic as well as medical indications.

What Does Masseter Botox Do?

Masseter botox is frequently used to treat two types of concerns.

  1. Patients who complain of “grinding my teeth”(Bruxism-TMJ). Patients usually opt for this treatment when other solutions are ineffective to control the aches, pain and associated headaches.  TMD (temporomandibular disorder ) can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
  2. Jawline botox in the masseter muscle helps to decrease the size.  Most individuals with large muscles clench their teeth at night (unaware sometimes), chew gum excessively or are weight lifters.   

Masseter Muscle Before And After Pictures

Botox relaxes the masseter muscle. A relaxed muscle undergoes atrophy (shrinks) over time due to disuse. Masseter botox makes the surgical option less popular.  A large muscle may require a few jawline botox sessions.

masseter botox injection before and after
Jawline Botox Before And After: It may take a few jawline botox sessions with each one being 4-6 months apart for large masseter muscles.

Square Jaw & Teeth Clenching Are Related

You will notice your jawline change, and a square jaw appears over the years. If you suffer from teeth grinding (Bruxism), you clench your teeth at night for hours.  This works the masseter muscle out. 

Bruxism causes the muscle to enlarge over time, leading to a square jaw appearance. 

Grinding can also cause substantial damage to the teeth. Many studies suggest that Botox can stop the grinding that leads to these problems. Botox may reduce clenching, tension, as well as headaches.

Botox is injected into the masseter or temporalis muscle to help reduce symptoms of clenching and teeth grinding. Bruxism is linked with TMJ problems.

Psychological & Physical Benefits

Bruxism effects

Bruxism can cause a great deal of psychological stress as well as physical problems. Trying to overcome problems like headaches and grinding can be very stressful. Bruxism also leads to teeth attrition and dental filling fractures more often.

Jawline Slimming Botox Is Quick & Easy

A masseter botox session takes less than half an hour, including the consultation typically. Injections are quick and straightforward, with very few side effects. Patients carry on with normal daily activities as there is no downtime.

Jawline botox injected into foreheads and jaw muscles causes symptom relief.  Using a very fine needle, the injection virtually painless requiring no ice pack or aftercare.

Masseter Botox Injection Sites | Video

Our cosmetic doctors spend years understanding muscle size to dose ratios. Hence, dentists and maxillofacial surgeons refer their cases to experts who perform this day in and out.

Jaw muscles as are size graded based on palpable tissue mass. Most of the time, masseter muscle size varies on both sides. Analysis of dental issues as well as skeletal shapes help treatment planning.

Masseter botox units for jawline slimming or bruxism/tmj vary from client to client.

The jaw botox video above demonstrates enlarged masseter muscle injection points.  The number of masseter injections varies from patient to patient and the preference of the cosmetic doctor. Some experts prefer spreading the dose over a few or more masseter injection points.

There are an advantage and disadvantage to too few or too many injection points into the masseter muscle.

How Many Units Of Botox Are In A Masseter?

Masseter botox units range from 25 and 45 per side.  Men generally require a much higher dose of botox than women due to greater muscle mass. Patient can expect the muscle to start relaxing within a week.

The full effect of jaw botox shows about one month after once the masseter muscle had time to atrophy.  This reduction in size is due to disuse.

Jaw Botox Aftercare Is Simple

Traditionally, us of botox is for fine lines and wrinkles. TMJ and jawline slimming are newer indications.  

The clinical effects of botox appear within two weeks as the muscles start to relax.  Over the following month’s jaw slimming occurs. The square jaw reduction can be permanent or temporary. Do not rub or massage the area and avoid strenuous exercise.

Try to remain upright so the toxin doesn’t spread to the wrong areas. 

Masseter Botox Gone Wrong  

It is rare for masseter botox treatment to have major side effects. Common side effects related to general flu-like symptoms lasting for a short while. Rarely, facial muscles near the masseter maybe affected temporarily.

The benefit of masseter muscle botox outweighs the side effects significantly.

Contraindications include: Myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, Eaton Lambert syndrome – pregnancy and breastfeeding – Neonate and children.

You may experience a headache, flu-like symptoms, nausea. Rarely, temporary droopiness of the eyelid(s) may occur. Redness, muscle weakness and bruising are also short-term side effects.

Your practitioner will ensure you’re suitable for Botox treatment before they administer it.

What Else Can Help Jaw Slimming?

Jaw botox may not be a solution for jowls forming due to ageing. In this case, treatment for tightening your skin, reducing fat or redefining jawline fillers may help.

Botox for jowls may lift the face in early sagging also. 3 Please do click to see the post we wrote on PDO Threads and Jawline Filler.

Let Us Help

If you’re seeking treatment for jaw ache, TMJ or bruxism  treatment that doesn’t come with dangerous side effects, botulinum toxin injection may well be for you. 

We perform hundreds of masseter botox injections each year. Most recipients experience few problems after receiving the treatment.  Botox is well researched and medical studies are ongoing.

Get in touch today to find out more about what jawline botox can do for you.

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