BOTOX® for Masseter

In New Jersey

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Introduction to Masseter BOTOX

We all experience high levels of work, financial, and social stress. This can often times result in unconscious teeth grinding and jaw clenching, leading to a condition called Bruxism. One of the treatments for this condition that has been gaining popularity is masseter BOTOX injections. Masseter BOTOX is a cosmetic procedure that has gained popularity in recent years primarily because of its ability to relieve teeth grinding and the associated tension headaches and TMJ. However, it also has unexpected cosmetic benefits, which makes it a sought-after treatment. It relaxes the masseter muscles to reduce the angular shape of an overly square jawline. If you are considering BOTOX for masseter in the New Jersey area, come and see the team at Geria Dermatology. We understands how important it is to look and feel your best, safely and comfortably. Find out how our providers can help relieve the symptoms of TMJ while making you look and feel your best with a BOTOX for Masseter treatment today.

Our practice is conveniently located to serve patients in Rutherford, Verona, Bergen, and Essex Counties.

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. Unlike traditional BOTOX treatments for wrinkles and fine lines, masseter BOTOX requires larger doses of BOTOX and deeper injections to reach the masseter muscles. This treatment ultimately results in the relaxation of overactive jaw muscles. This leads to a slimmer and more angular facial structure and reduces any associated tension and discomfort.

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.

What are the benefits of getting Masseter BOTOX?

The following is a list of some of the main benefits of this procedure: 

  • Relief from symptoms of Bruxism
  • Reduction of facial pain and tension
  • Enhanced facial aesthetics
  • Treatment for mandibular and condylar bone fractures
  • Treatment for jaw pain, facial pain, and discomfort


Whether you are seeking BOTOX for masseter for pain or cosmetic reasons, call us today for a consultation to see how our team can help you.

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Who are the best candidates to receive 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 Bruxism, you may be an ideal candidate for jaw BOTOX injections at Geria Dermatology.

If you are in good health, preferably 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.

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.

What’s the
First Step?

The first step on the road to getting BOTOX for masseter at Geria Dermatology is to book a consultation with one of our providers. During this session, you will discuss your goals, evaluate your facial structure, and examine the problematic areas, which the provider can then assess. It is important to share any crucial medical history or health issues with our providers so that we can give you correct information regarding whether BOTOX for masseter is right for you, and how it can benefit you. If you are interested in treating multiple areas, this is also a good thing to discuss during consultation.

During your initial consultation, our dermatologist 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.

Once your personalized treatment plan is created, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your procedure date and provide you with instructions to follow that will help you achieve optimal results.

What to expect on the day of your BOTOX for Masseter treatment

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.

The procedure is relatively short, taking about 30-60 minutes to complete. The short procedure is a plus for patients with limited time, and many patients come in on their lunch break or day off. After a few minutes, the patient can leave the office. Some patients may need additional procedures to see the best results. The number of recommended treatments will depend on factors such as the severity of masseter hypertrophy and the desired level of facial slimming. Typically, treatments are spaced approximately three to six months apart.

Masseter BOTOX Recovery

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. Following the post-procedure instructions will ensure a smooth recovery and successful results.

How much?

How much does Masseter BOTOX cost in New Jersey?

The cost of BOTOX for masseter in New Jersey depends on the number of injections needed to address your specific concerns. The overall price may also be affected by any required maintenance treatments. When you arrange a consultation, we will discuss all aspects of the treatment, as well as your goals, to determine the best plan for you as well as the price you can expect to pay.

Why choose us?

Why choose
Geria Dermatology?

Our founder, Aanand N. Geria, MD FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Geria is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD), a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), New Jersey Dermatological Society (DSNJ), and Skin of Color Society, and has frequently made the Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” list since 2018.

Our Dermatologists and talented team of clinicians have undergone extensive training and developed the necessary skills to treat patients of all backgrounds. Our goal is to exceed our patients’ expectations while establishing ourselves as the premier Botox treatment practice in the New Jersey area.

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To schedule your consultation with one of our trained specialists, call us today at (201) 623 8000 for our Rutherford location, and (201) 907 1157 for our Verona location. You can also use the contact form on our website to inquire about a procedure, and one of our patient coordinators will get back to you soon. Get in touch with Geria Dermatology and start your journey to beautiful, healthy, radiant skin. 

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