Botox is a popular non-surgical cosmetic injection used for a variety of purposes. The most recognized indication for Botox is treatment of facial lines and wrinkles. Botox can also be used for the reduction of facial width by treating the masseter muscles. Using Botox in the masseter muscle has become popular among patients who wish to soften the jaw line and narrow the lower third of the face.
For the masseter reduction treatment, we are treating just one of the three muscles of the mastication, also known as the chewing muscles. The masseter muscle is a playing-card sized muscle that spans the space between the cheekbone and jawbone and provides facial width when it is thickened. Once the botox is injected into the masseter muscle and it has taken its full effect patients should notice a softer and narrower jawline.
Our Botox injectors typically inject anywhere from 40-50 unites of Botox per side in an effort to induce some atrophy to the muscle. This affect generally lasts 6 months. We recommend repeat treatments of the masseter muscle every 6 months to maintain the effect.
Please call TODAY to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons to discuss if Botox for a masseter reduction are right for you!
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