Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscle. When Botox is injected in the Masseter muscle- the muscle that’s near the cheek bones- the result can change the shape of one’s face which is known as non-surgical jaw reduction. Non-surgical jaw reduction helps to square the jaw and in effect can balance the face. In addition, Botox® injected isn the Masseter muscle can be very effective at reducing pain in that region. Jawpain usually arises from chewing, teeth grinding, misalignment, and tension.
The Botox® injections in the masseter muscle is quick, simple and very effective procedure!
Your aesthetic medical provider will evaluate you to see if you are a good candidate for Botox® injections in the Masseter muscle. If you are a good candidate, the injector will clean the area with an alcohol pad, and then will mark the muscle for injection points. Once marked, your provider will inject each area of the Masseter muscle with Botox.
After masseter Botox and non-surgical jaw reduction injections, patients can expect to see its effectiveness in as little as 48 hours. Full results should be seen in 10-14 days post procedure.
Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities or lay down for approximately four hours post procedure.
Patients may experience some light bruising.
Patients are advised to avoid laying down vertically for 3-4 hours after injections.
Results usually last 3 to 4 months. If you’d like to maintain the results, you’ll have to repeat the procedure.