What is Botox Masseters?
Botox Masseters is an excellent treatment for jaw reduction, teeth-grinding (Bruxism) and teeth clenching. Botox works to subtly weaken the jaw muscle to give a softer jaw angle. The treatment inhibits the action of the masseter jaw muscle which leads to a reduction in the size of the muscle.
Indications for Botox Masseters
This treatment is ideal for those looking to change the shape of the jaw to slim it down, and for those who are clenching or grinding their teeth.
The Botox is injected into the jaw line on both sides of the jaw which gives a slight pinching sensation. The injection procedure takes 15-20 minutes and patients can return to their office or daily work activities after the treatment because there is no downtime.
After the treatment
Downtime is minimal. The treatment usually takes effect after 3-5 days, however it may take 2 weeks for the maximum effect to be seen.
The effect lasts between 2 to 4 months (average 3 months). Clients who have had several injections often find the effect lasts longer. Side effects are uncommon and minimal.