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Botox for Masseter Hypertrophy

Masseter Hypertrophy Treatment

Are you a gum chewer, jaw clencher, or do you grind your teeth? Has this caused masseter hypertrophy (enlargement of the jaw muscle)? If you answered yes to any of these, Botox is your friend! When Botox is injected into your masseter (jaw muscle), the Botox blocks the nerve that sends signals to the muscles and the muscles become relaxed. Botox in your masseter can help with many things, but the most common are:

  • to slim down a square, prominent jaw
  • to manage involuntary teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • to reduce potential pain from teeth grinding. 

Treatment in your jaw muscle for masseter hypertrophy is quick and easy with Botox. It is a walk-in procedure that doesn’t require any preparation by the patient. The first step is a consultation with one of our injectors where they will examine and map out your jawline. While mapping out the Botox for your masseter, our injector will go over any other areas you may be concerned about. After the map is done on your face, our injector will clean your face and inject Botox between your cheekbone and your lower jawbone on both sides. You can resume your regular daily activities right after the procedure.

After the treatment, you may experience mild swelling, bruising, redness, and pain at the injection site; however, these side effects resolve on their own within a week or two after the treatment. 

Botox for Masseter Hypertrophy

From a Botox Masseter Treatment you can expect the injections will reduce the masseter activity and, consequently, the muscles’ size. After the treatment, you may experience a slimmer jaw, reduced teeth grinding, and reduced pain from overactive jaw muscles. You will see improvement within one week of the procedure. 

Botox in the masseter can last three to six months, but to prolong effectiveness it is recommended to stay consistent with treatments three to six months apart. For a great solution for overactive masseters (masseter hypertrophy) that may cause pain and an unpleasantly wide jawline, Botox is the answer for you!