Botox for Masseter

Located near Rutherford, Verona, Bergen and Essex Counties, New Jersey

There are several reasons why patients opt for Masseter Botox. 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.

Botox For Masseter

What Is Masseter Botox?

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, it 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 Masseter Botox

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.

I had such a great experience at Geria Dermatology. Everything was so quick and easy, nearly no wait time. Dr. Geria is very thorough and professional. He addressed all of my concerns and was very patient. Highly recommend seeing him, especially for cosmetic procedures. I feel and look different already! So happy.

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Your Consultation

During your initial consultation at Geria Dermatology, we will ask you 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 essential to discuss your desired results. If you have any questions regarding your treatment, this is the best time to ask.

Botox For Masseter

The 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 long recovery time needed after your jawline Botox injections. You can go back to your usual routine after getting your treatment. Common side effects of this procedure 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 Masseter Botox

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 Masseter Botox in New Jersey for your facial symmetry and jaw shape – contact us today. Schedule a consultation at Geria Dermatology to discover how this treatment can help you achieve your ideal slim face.


What is Masseter Botox, and how does it work?

Botox, short for Botulinum Toxin, is a popular non-surgical treatment for cosmetic and medical concerns. We administer Botox injections into the masseter muscle, which is responsible for jaw clenching and teeth grinding. By actively targeting and relaxing this muscle, Botox effectively reduces its size and slims down the lower face.

What are the benefits of Masseter Botox?

Botox for the masseter muscle offers multiple advantages.

First, it can alleviate the discomfort associated with jaw clenching and teeth grinding.

Second, it actively enhances facial aesthetics by slimming the lower face. Lastly, Botox injections for the masseter muscle provide a non-invasive alternative to surgical jaw reduction procedures, with minimal downtime and excellent results.

How long does the effect of Botox last?

The longevity of Masseter Botox injections typically ranges from 3 to 6 months, with individual results varying. It's important to understand that Botox is not a permanent solution, and regular maintenance injections are required to sustain the desired jaw-slimming effect.

Are Botox injections for the masseter muscle safe?

Yes, this procedure is safe when administered by a qualified medical professional. Choosing a reputable and experienced provider for this procedure is essential to ensure safety and optimal results.

Is there any downtime or recovery after Botox?

One of the advantages of Botox is the minimal downtime associated with the procedure. Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the injections. Some may experience mild swelling or bruising, but these effects are typically temporary.

Is Botox suitable for everyone?

Masseter Botox may not be suitable for everyone. Pregnant or nursing women and individuals with certain medical conditions should consult a healthcare provider to determine their eligibility for this treatment.



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