Masseter muscle Botox is when Botox is injected into the masseter muscle, which can be found at the side of the face, near the cheekbones. Your masseter is one of the many muscles that helps you to chew, masseter muscle Botox is also known as jaw Botox. This treatment temporarily blocked nerve signals in the masseter, which is done through using botulinum toxin, this then results in the muscle being relaxed.
What is masseter muscle Botox used for?
There are several different reasons as to why people tend to have masseter muscle Botox, here are some of them:
- To help prevent and to manage teeth grinding
- To help reduce any jaw tension, pain and clenching
- It can help to relieve headaches
- Help to contour a square jaw
- Helping to balance the shape of a face
What happens during the procedure?
During your procedure, the medical professional that you are receiving the treatment from should make sure the skin and the areas being injected are clean. You will then be injected into the masseter muscle with botulinum toxin, using a very thin needle. Depending on your reason for having the treatment, you may have both sides of your face injected. This treatment should usually take around 15 minutes.
What are the benefits of masseter Botox?
Reduce teeth grinding: If you have a severe case of teeth grinding the next option after trying mouth guards, would be master Botox. This is a perfect way to help relax the jaw, which helps to reduce teeth grinding symptoms.
Slims your face shape: If you are looking to have a slimmer face then this type of Botox can help to do this, the effects of masseter Botox reduces the size of your masseters, which then creates a slimmer jawline.
Reduce symptoms of TMD: Masseter Botox can again help to reduce symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, the temporomandibular is a joint that helps you to chew. This helps to relieve symptoms by relaxing the muscle.
How long does masseter muscle Botox last?
In general, the more Botox you get over time, the longer the gap between injections. You should see results from masseter Botox takes 3-5 days. Jawline Botox can last up to 3 months, then after this amount of time, your face will return to its original state. Over time, if you do carry on having masseter muscle Botox then any grinding habits will be gradually lost due to the muscles relaxing.
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