Find Relief With Germantown Aesthetics
Botox is not only for fine lines and wrinkles, Germantown Aesthetics also implements Botox for those with masseter hypertrophy.
An enlarged masseter muscle not only can become a cosmetic issue resulting in harsh and squarelike angles of the jaw, but it also can cause discomfort in the temporomandibular joint.
Improve your appearance and better support your jaw muscles with a Botox treatment from Germantown Aesthetics.
Foster A Softer Jawline With Botox
- Decreases muscle bulk
- Reshapes the lower face
- Improves aesthetics
- Reduces symptoms of teeth grinding and clenching
Botox goes beyond frown lines and reduces the masseter muscle for a relaxed and refreshed look while reducing discomfort in the jaw — look better and feel better with Botox for masseter hypertrophy management.
Exploring Masseter Hypertrophy
Masseter hypertrophy (or enlargement) is a big deal. It has both implications for well-being and for aesthetic beauty. The masseter muscle brings the jaw together for chewing and relative to its size is the strongest muscle in the body.
Like any muscle that is used excessively, it then expands in size (think about working out at the gym). Patients who frequently chew gum, clench, or grind their teeth are at risk for masseter enlargement.
These factors could also lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and/or dislocation. Even at rest, this large muscle can cause a face to be shaped either round or square along the jawline. It is interesting that the amount of Botox required to relax this muscle and decrease its size is minimal. Unlike other thin muscles in the face which require treatment every three to four months for continued relaxation, this muscle tends to respond long-term after only two or three treatments four to six months apart.
It is possible that as we weaken this muscle we train patients not to clench or grind their teeth, and thereby reverse the self-induced condition. This can result in an aesthetic improvement or relief of pain.
Patients tolerate the procedure well, which is performed by our skilled injectors. Typically we will see patients back after two weeks and they already see improvement in that area of concern.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Botox for masseter hypertrophy painful?
No. If there is any discomfort, it is minimal.
How soon will I see the results?
Patients typically start seeing improvements within two weeks.
How often will I need to be treated?
This muscle tends to respond long-term after only two or three treatments four to six months apart.
Get Stunning Cosmetic Results With Germantown Aesthetics
Germantown Aesthetics provides the leading non-surgical cosmetic procedures with Botox injectables. Not only is Botox revered for its ability to improve fine lines and wrinkles, but people are also seeing amazing results in treating masseter hypertrophy with Botox.
If you are looking for a solution to masseter hypertrophy management without surgery, you may be the ideal candidate to treat it with Botox. Create softer angles and reduce symptoms such as grinding and clenching with this cosmetic injectable.
Schedule a Botox consultation with Germantown Aesthetics today.