Botox for Masseter
Conveniently Located to serve Rutherford, Verona, Bergen and Essex Counties
There are several reasons why patients opt for Botox for masseter in New Jersey. One of its main applications is cosmetic. It relaxes the masseter muscles to reduce the angular shape of an overly square jawline. Botox injections in the masseter muscles can also address bruxism and TMJ.
What Is Botox for Masseter?
The masseter muscle is one of the muscles that help you chew. It connects your cheekbones to your lower jawbones. This muscle is also responsible for the slight bulge on both sides of your jaw, making it look squared and chiseled.
Botox is a neurotoxin that paralyzes the muscles temporarily. When injected into the masseter muscles, Botox will block the nerve signals for a limited period, which causes muscle relaxation. This shrinks the muscle over time, giving your face a slimmer appearance.
Ideal Candidates for Botox for Masseter
Good candidates for Botox for masseter muscles have a wide, overly strong, or asymmetrical jawline due to strong masseter muscles. If you want to reduce night grinding or address TMJ, you may be an ideal candidate for jaw Botox injections at Geria Dermatology.
If you are in good health, a non-smoker, and have no known allergies to botulinum toxin injections, you may undergo this procedure. However, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have known allergies to Botox injections, this treatment may not be recommended for you.
During your initial consultation at Geria Dermatology, you may be asked about your medical history. You will go over your current medications, medical conditions, past procedures, and any allergies. A physical examination will be performed to determine the best treatment approach, the injection sites, and the number of injections needed.
It is important to discuss your desired results. If you have any questions regarding your treatment, this is the best time to ask.
The Botox for Masseter Procedure
Before your Botox injections, your face will be cleansed to reduce the chance of infections. The injections will be prepared. In some cases, a topical anesthetic will be applied to the injection sites. Then, the botulinum toxin will be injected into the masseter muscles on both sides of the face. The whole procedure might take only 15 minutes.
There is almost no downtime or recovery needed after your jawline Botox injections. You can go back to your usual routine after getting your treatment. Common side effects of masseter Botox are minor temporary bruising, swelling, and pain in the treated areas.
You must avoid rubbing the target areas, placing pressure on the injection sites, and engaging in vigorous exercises. These activities could spread the Botox to other parts of your face.
Cost of Botox for Masseter
The total cost of Botox for masseter muscles depends on the number of injections needed to address your specific concerns. The overall price may also be affected by any required maintenance treatments.
Arrange a Consultation
Learn more about the benefits of Botox for masseter in New Jersey for your facial symmetry and jaw shape – contact us today. Schedule a consultation at Geria Dermatology to find out how this treatment can help you achieve your ideal slim face.