Aesthetics

Botox for Masseter Muscle

Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) can be injected into the masseter muscle as an effective way to recontour the lower part of the face.

This procedure aims to smooth the appearance of a square-shaped jawline to create a round or oval appearance, that may be more aesthetically pleasing. 

 

The masseter muscle, located at the sides of the jaw controls the mouth’s opening and closing. This muscle can be enlarged (Masseter muscle hypertrophy) in some people and give the lower face a square shape. This condition can affect either one or both sides of the face (unilateral or bilateral) and cause an asymmetric look. Although both males and females can be affected, it is common among people of Asian descent.

 

It is no longer the case that surgery is the only way to recontour the lower face or jawline. Botulinum Toxin – type A (BOTOX) is fast becoming popular for treating various medical and aesthetic conditions. Already a successful treatment for providing a solution for wrinkles, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and chronic headaches/migraines, this injectable treatment is also effective in reshaping the jawline. For a masseter muscle enlarged, the toxin works to block acetylcholine release – the substance responsible for the muscle’s overgrowth. This helps the muscle decrease in size, resulting in a slimmer look to the jawline and an appearance that may be more desirable for the patient.

 

A personalised approach will be taken when recommending the treatment, and results can vary from person to person.

At a glance

Expected results

Recontoured jawline

Treatment tieme

30 min

Downtime

Minimal

Longevity

4-10 months

Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) can be injected into the masseter muscle as an effective way to recontour the lower part of the face.

This procedure aims to smooth the appearance of a square-shaped jawline to create a round or oval appearance, that may be more aesthetically pleasing. 

 

The masseter muscle, located at the sides of the jaw controls the mouth’s opening and closing. This muscle can be enlarged (Masseter muscle hypertrophy) in some people and give the lower face a square shape. This condition can affect either one or both sides of the face (unilateral or bilateral) and cause an asymmetric look. Although both males and females can be affected, it is common among people of Asian descent.

 

It is no longer the case that surgery is the only way to recontour the lower face or jawline. Botulinum Toxin – type A (BOTOX) is fast becoming popular for treating various medical and aesthetic conditions. Already a successful treatment for providing a solution for wrinkles, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and chronic headaches/migraines, this injectable treatment is also effective in reshaping the jawline. For a masseter muscle enlarged, the toxin works to block acetylcholine release – the substance responsible for the muscle’s overgrowth. This helps the muscle decrease in size, resulting in a slimmer look to the jawline and an appearance that may be more desirable for the patient.

 

A personalised approach will be taken when recommending the treatment, and results can vary from person to person.

At a glance

Expected results

Recontoured jawline

Treatment tieme

30 min

Downtime

Minimal

Longevity

4-10 months

Treatments

The benefits of having this treatment can include:

—Reduced size of the masseter muscle

—Improved contouring of the jawline

—Gives a rounder look to the face

—Can correct an asymmetric jawline appearance

Frequently Asked Questions

The results from this treatment will take a while to develop as the body responds to the product fully, and it begins to bind with the nerve terminals. Injectable Botulinum Toxin can often give visible results within 24 hours. However, this treatment will require around 4-6 weeks before the outcome can be seen. 

Several factors are thought to cause an enlarged masseter muscle, Including asymmetric chewing, due to dental irregularities, dysfunctional joints, genetics, personal habits – jaw clenching, teeth grinding, chewing gum and diet. 

The procedure may incur some initial swelling at the treatment site, which eases over about a one week. It would not be uncommon for some muscle ache and a slight alteration in the appearance of certain facial expressions to be apparent, also. These results may only be noticeable to you and would not disrupt the normal functioning of the mouth. Dr PJ Aesthetic Clinic can explain any other side effects with you and answer any concerns you may have.

Dr PJ Aesthetic Clinic will ensure you are given appropriate advice regarding any special instructions you will need to consider before or after undergoing this treatment. It is important to refrain from taking aspirin-related medications, or anti-inflammatories for up to 1 week before the procedure. 

A significant amount of downtime is not often reported following this procedure. There may be some degree of facial aching and sensitivity when chewing particularly hard foods, but this should not cause significant disruption. You should be able to continue with your usual daily tasks, making a few minor adjustments if necessary, e.g. eating softer foods. 

prices

Prices

Treatment*

Single Session

Second price

Special Price**

Gummy Smile and Teeth Grinding Injection

£360

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