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Botox Masseter: What can it do?
Botox Masseter Before And After
Botox is a muscle relaxant that can be injected. It employs onabotulinumtoxinA, a neurotoxin that paralyzes the muscle temporarily. The injection is frequently used to conceal forehead wrinkles. It can, however, change your face shape and manage facial pain if used in your masseter muscles (near your cheekbones). This is referred to as masseter Botox. Please continue reading to learn more about the treatment’s advantages and disadvantages.
What exactly is masseter Botox?
One of the muscles that aid in chewing is the masseter. It connects your cheekbone to your lower jawbone and is located on the side of your face. A masseter Botox is when Botox is injected into the masseter. It’s also known as Jaw Botox (Botox for the jaw). Botulinum toxin is used in the treatment to temporarily block nerve signals in the masseter. As a result, the muscle is immobile.
What is the purpose of masseter Botox?
Botox in the masseter is commonly used for: tooth grinding management, reducing jaw tension, pain, and clenching, headache relief, contouring a square jaw, and creating a balanced face shape.
What is the procedure for masseter Botox?
What to expect prior to, during, and after the procedure is outlined below:
Prior to the procedure
You’ll meet with a medical professional before getting masseter Botox. They will inquire about your objectives and concerns. They will also look at your jaw and face. This enables them to determine the injection site and the required syringes. The procedure will be performed in a doctor’s office. You will not be required to visit a hospital.
During the procedure
A healthcare provider will sanitize your skin to decrease the risk of contamination. Then, they may use a topical numbing agent to make the area less sensitive. Following that, they will fill a needle with botulinum toxin.
The needle in the syringe will be extremely thin. The needle will then be inserted into your masseter muscle. As they inject the toxin, they gradually withdraw the needle. They might do it again on the other side. The number of syringes needed is determined by the condition being treated. The procedure takes about 15 minutes.
Following the procedure
You can resume your normal activities after the treatment. It does not necessitate any recuperation time.
However, you must refrain from rubbing the treated area, applying pressure to the treated area, and exercising for 24 hours.
These actions may cause the toxin to spread to other parts of your face.
You should see full results in about a week. However, some see results in as little as one to three days.
It is vital to note that the effects of Botox are only temporary. They typically last three to four months. If you want to keep the results, you must repeat the procedure.
What are the merits of botox for the masseter?
The following are the advantages of masseter Botox:
Teeth grinding is reduced.
Mouthguards and lifestyle changes commonly treat teeth grinding, also known as bruxism.
Botox injections may be more effective if you have severe bruxism. The botulinum toxin relaxes the jaw as it weakens the masseter.
This prevents the jaw and teeth from clenching involuntarily, alleviating symptoms such as a tight jaw, pain in the jaw, neck, or face, tooth sensitivity or pain, dull headache, tooth damage, ear pain, and so on.
In addition, TMD symptoms are reduced—the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), like the masseter muscle, aids in chewing. A hinge connects your lower jawbone to your skull. Temporomandibular joint disorder describes a problem with your TMJ (TMD).
It is frequently associated with bruxism and masseter pain. Botox injections into the masseter can relax the muscle and help alleviate TMJ symptoms. This includes jaw pain, headaches, TMJ damage, limited jaw motion, facial and ear pain, and jaw locking. Reduces the size of your face.
The masseter muscles can shape the face into a square. If you want a slimmer face, masseter Botox may be an option. Botox’s weakening effect reduces the size of your masseters. This results in a slimmer, V-shaped jawline. Masseter Botox is also known as jaw reduction or masseter reduction when used for this purpose.
What are the risks associated with masseter Botox?
Although Botox injections in the masseter area are considered secure, they may lead to several adverse reactions, including tenderness or puffiness at the spot of the injection, bruising, discomfort, flu-like signs, an uneven smile, and drooling.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to cow’s milk protein, have a neuromuscular disorder, keloidal scarring, have body dysmorphic disorder, or have unrealistic expectations, avoid getting Botox.
The masseter muscle is located between the jaw and the cheek. Botox injections in this muscle may help if you have severe bruxism or TMD. It can also shape your jawline and balance out your overall facial shape.
Work with a qualified cosmetic surgeon trained in masseter Botox for the best results. A skilled surgeon can perform the procedure safely and correctly.