How does Masseter Muscle Botox work?

Masseter Muscle Botox work

Masseter Botox is a minimally invasive procedure that has become increasingly popular over the past few years. It is used to alleviate teeth grinding, jaw clenching and tension headaches associated with Bruxism (teeth clenching). It also offers cosmetic benefits like reducing the size of the masseter muscle for a slimmer lower face.

The Masseter Muscle Botox are located on each side of the jaw and are responsible for chewing. Bruxism, excessive gum chewing, and certain genetic traits can cause the masseter muscles to be over-active, resulting in a wider jawline. This can be very distressing and many patients come to us seeking a way to reduce this effect with a quick treatment that is virtually painless.

During your initial consultation, we will examine both sides of your lower face and ask you to clench the masseter muscle in order to assess its strength. This helps us to determine the number of syringes needed for your Masseter Muscle Botox. Then, we will cleanse your skin around the jaw and cheek area and prepare a syringe with botulinum toxin Type A (Botox). A tiny needle is then inserted into the masseter muscle at several points on each side of the face, using a technique that allows the botulinum toxin to be distributed throughout the entire masseter muscle.

How does Masseter Muscle Botox work?

Botox works by preventing nerve signals from reaching the masseter muscle, which causes it to relax and shrink over time. The results are immediate and can last for 3-4 months. After the initial effect wears off, you can repeat your Masseter Muscle Botox treatment as often as needed in order to maintain the desired results.

Although Masseter Muscle Botox is a safe and effective treatment for most people, it may not be the best solution if you have a medical condition that affects blood flow or your ability to clot. It is also not recommended for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. You should avoid consuming alcohol or taking medications that can increase the bleeding risk prior to your Masseter Muscle Botox appointment.

Those with a strong jawline may see the most benefit from this treatment. Those with a weaker jawline, however, may find it more difficult to achieve their desired look. For this reason, it is important to discuss your goals and expectations with an experienced practitioner before deciding on a course of treatment.

Unlike fillers or other surgical options, Masseter Muscle Botox is non-invasive and has no downtime. Most people are able to return to their normal activities immediately following their appointment. It is possible to extend the effects of this treatment, but you must consult with a professional in order to ensure that your results will be long-lasting. You can also help the results of your Masseter Muscle Botox by not allowing it to migrate to areas where it shouldn’t go, such as in the eyelids or the mouth. A professional will be able to recommend alternatives to this treatment if you are at high risk for this occurring.

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