Botox is more than just a wrinkle treatment. At med spas like Beauty Boost, we also use it to help patients slim down their jawline or reduce temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder symptoms.
If you grind or clench your teeth a lot, or feel that you have an overly wide or square jawline, you may want to seriously consider a Botox masseter treatment.
Botox Masseter With PA Char
At Beauty Boost, PA Char knows all about the benefits of Botox masseter. Check out our recent TikTok video to see how she slimmed her face with Botox:
A Botox masseter treatment can really make a difference in your face shape. If you want to see what this treatment could do for you, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us today.
How Botox Masseter Slims Your Jaw
Botox works by relaxing the muscles in the area where it is injected. It partially blocks signals from your nerves to the muscle, which keeps you from using the muscles so much. With reduced usage, the muscles will shrink in size, which can make a visible difference with the large, prominent muscles around your jaw.
Your masseter muscle is located at the back of your jaw. It can become enlarged if you grind your teeth, clench your jaw, or have TMJ. You can feel this muscle when your teeth or clenched or when you are chewing.
Depending on your face shape, reducing the size of the masseter muscle can create a slimmer jawline appearance. However, because the masseter is such a large muscle, it can take a lot of units to really slim the area down. You may need multiple treatments over time.
All the same, Botox masseter can be a great solution if you are looking for a slimmer face. Many people who are bothered by chubby cheeks or a masculine appearance can benefit from this treatment.
You can expect to see a noticeable masseter reduction within 4 to 6 weeks, which will create a slimmer jawline appearance. Results typically last about 3 to 4 months.
Botox for Grinding and Clenching
A lot of us have an unhealthy tendency to grind and clench our teeth, especially when we’re stressed. If your masseter muscle is in a constant state of tension, you may experience some jaw pain, headaches, and excess wear and tear on your teeth. You can reduce these problems by relaxing your masseter muscle with Botox.
Botox partially blocks nerve signals and keeps you from using your jaw muscles as much. You physically cannot keep crushing your jaws together to the same extent.
After a Botox masseter treatment, grinding and clenching are reduced. Your jaw becomes less tense. It’s not an immediate effect, but you will notice a difference after a couple of weeks.
Schedule a Botox Masseter Consultation
Beauty Boost Med Spa in Newport Beach, CA provides Botox masseter treatments, as well as a wide range of other aesthetic treatments. We are always happy to answer any questions you have about Botox.