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Masseter Botox: What Is It, What to Expect & Cost

Masseter Muscle Botox

Jaw pain can have physical and emotional impact on your life.

It can be caused by many reasons. Sometimes jaw pain can interfere with the daily activities due to the extreme pain.

Discover the main cause that can result in jaw pain and how it can be treated.

Thank God For Botox Masseter Injections

Grouped into two parts, the vast area connecting to the cheekbone is bulkier for some people, which causes them to have portions of the masseter eliminated surgically. Nonetheless, did you know that there’s a non-surgical way to do that?

That’s where non surgical Botox injections come to the rescue to offer treatment to minimise the width and flare of your jawline, making a more symmetrical, pleasing look. Most essentially, Botox creates long-lasting outcomes without sacrificing your jawbone’s strength.

When properly injected, Botox weakens the chewing muscles or masseter. In turn, that creates a softer and slimmer jawline.

Botox injections at Artistry Clinic London can help reduce and even prevent the pain caused by masseter muscle hypertrophy.

How Do You Know If You Need Botulinum Toxin Treatment?

Many people do not associate their jawline with any cosmetic concern or ageing. When they think of an aged face, they often imagine wrinkles. They imagine fine lines, especially the frown lines in the middle of their forehead.

However, a younger face is more likely to be the narrowest around the chin and jaw and the widest around the eyes. Your faces square off or widen at the jawline as you get older. That could first be noticed between your twenty to forty years.

Masseter Muscle Botox injections are highly advantageous to people who would want to angular or narrow their lower face. That’s especially true for people who do not love the shape of their face because of a thick or square jawline and wants a more feminine appearance.

The relative thickness of your masseter muscle could be identified by feeling your outer jawline as you bite down hard.

If your jaw is clenched or you clench your teeth, there’s a chance you could benefit from a Botox injection to the masseter muscle.

Symptoms Of Jaw Pain

Symptoms of jaw pain include aching pain in or around the jaw, the face and the neck. Pain can be caused by various conditions, including temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), bruxism (teeth grinding), tooth decay, dental abscesses, sinus infections, ear infections, stress and anxiety.

Symptoms associated with jaw pain include;

  • Aching pain in the face or jaw
  • Soreness of the face
  • Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
  • Inability to chew food properly
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Neck ache

People who have these symptoms may benefit from a Botox injection. A comfortable masseter muscle helps lower overall tension in your face.

Currently, Masseter muscle injections are extremely common in China and Asia. That’s where the treatment was invented and first came into popularity. It’s worth mentioning that both men and women can be great candidates for this treatment.

How Much Does Botox Reduce The Masseter?

The masseter muscle can be significantly lowered using a non-surgical treatment like botulinum toxin—more widely known as Botox. The process is non-invasive as it includes a set injection placed into the masseter muscle

The treatment is done over a few sessions with small doses of Botox until the masseter muscle has lowered down by degrees to the desired look. Also, the number of sessions will vary depending on your reaction to the treatment. A lot of people may only require one or two sessions. Others may need three or four to accomplish their desired results.

In three months or so, it is highly possible to minimise the masseter muscle volume by thirty per cent. That makes your face look more V-shaped and slimmer.

Jawline slimming with Botox is not suggested for patients with squared jawlines, defined by squared jawbones. Keep in mind that Botox only affects the jaw muscles.

How Long Does Botulinum Toxin Injection Last?

Masseter muscle Botox could last at least four to six months after gradually returning to its original form. Nonetheless, ongoing treatment of injecting Botox to the muscles to relax them will lead to them slowly losing the grinding habit.

What Can I Not Do After Masseter Botox?

Botox is an excellent treatment for masseter muscle. However, the impacts do wear off as your body degrades it. Learn that you can’t make it last longer, but you could do things that could extend the length of its effect.

Here are some things you should not avoid after getting a masseter Botox, and you can do to help your Botox last longer.

  • Avoid strenuous activities or getting exposed to too much heat

For the first twenty hours of getting a masseter muscle Botox, you should stay away from hot yoga, saunas, strenuous exercising or intense facial massages. All those activities could potentially cause the Botox to migrate to other areas of your face.

That could lead to eyelid dropping, temporary facial paralysis, or other unpleasant effects. It might help if you sleep on your back in a somewhat elevated position for the first-night post-injection.

  • Stay away from sunbeds and sun

Remember that sun damage causes premature wrinkles. Botox is inefficient against those skin-damaged wrinkles as they don’t involve the underlying muscles. Make sure you always wear SPF sunscreen on your neck and face every day. Keep your results a little longer by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen and preventing the outdoors during peak UV hours.

  • Stay away from stress

Did you know that stress negatively impacts your body in different ways? It quickens the ageing process and accelerates common signs of ageing. Would you like to stretch the benefits of your Botox injections?

We suggest that you minimise unnecessary stress-inducers from your life while integrating stress-relief practices such as yoga and meditation into your day.

  • Don’t forget your maintenance treatments

The ideal way to expand the life of your masseter muscle Botox results is to undergo a maintenance treatment. Always schedule your appointments before your results wear off.

Frequent Botox treatments are helpful as they will train the targeted muscles to respond to the neurotoxin for an extended time. However, you should not overdo it as well. Too many treatments can make your muscles resist Botox or react negatively.

Are 20 Units of Botox Enough for Masseter?

Remember that the masseter muscle is activated when patients clench or grind their teeth. That can lead to stress or just a bad habit. That may trigger soreness in the law, leading to TMJ. We suggest injecting fifteen to twenty units on every side that could support a slimmer face. It can also function as a functional relief because it fights clenching or teeth grinding symptoms.

The number of units you will get will be based on your requirements. Other patients may require more than the suggested guidelines to treat their problems. Men are more likely to have solid facial muscles. That indicates it will take more Botox so it can penetrate such muscles.

One thing is for sure; no two people are the same, and the units required will be according to their requirements.

You will find different areas in which Botox injections could help. You only need to do your thorough research and consult with us at our clinic in London or Harley Street where we can answer your questions and concerns. We will help you develop a personalised treatment plan to meet your goals.

Why Do Asians Have Large Masseter Muscles?

Genetics play a significant role in masseter muscle hypertrophy. That’s more typical among the Chinese, Koreans, and other south-east Asians who seem to be genetically predisposed to a shorter, broader face and thicker masseter.

For some, the masseter muscle—the muscle you chew with—has an unobtrusive but intense influence on facial appearance. That muscle functions like other muscles in the body. It could bulk up or can be worked out.

The more the masseter muscle exercises and contracts, the larger your muscle gets. That could leave you with an over-developed chewing muscle and a less appealing square face.

For a few, that square, the wide-looking face is an unavoidable outcome of the masseter muscle thickening and becoming more common from years of grinding and chewing their teeth, dental problems or clenching their jaw.

Habits such as excessive or frequent gum chewing also accentuate masseter size in the long run.

How Much Does Masseter Botox Cost In the UK?

The cost for a masseter Botox in the UK can vary at least £100 to £350 for every treatment. However, it will depend on the clinic and the area being treated.

Final Thoughts

A masseter muscle Botox injection will help weaken your injected muscles over time. You can think of Botox as a soothing temporary vacation for the muscle. For instance, a comfortable, masseter muscle thins out.

Further, the visual effect is a decrease in the enlarged or flared nature of the jawline. Within a week or two, many patients find their jawline to feel softer when they touch it or bite it down. A more rounded jawline is typically noticeable within six weeks.

Masseter muscle injections must be repeated every three to six months to keep the result. Nonetheless, upkeep could be spaced out to nine to twelve-month intervals after multiple sessions.

With more than 20 years of experience helping men and women transform their skin and body, we’re ready to listen to your needs!

To book a consultation at one of our clinic in either the heart of London or Harley St – 020 3538 0738