Botox Jaw Reduction Treatment for Masseter Hypertrophy
Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type-A) jaw reduction treatment is a common procedure for lowering the jawline to improve cosmetic appearance and assist in medical treatment for masseter hypertrophy (the enlargement of the jaw). The results of the botox jaw reduction treatment can be seen between five and ten days after the initial treatment, and will last for up to six months.
How Botox works for Masseter Hypertrophy
The masseter muscle, the main muscle of the jaw, is one of the most powerful in the body. Masseter hypertrophy is a condition where an enlargement of the masseter muscle cell takes place. This can often simply be a result of normal exercise of the jaw. However, excessive masseter hypertrophy may also be caused by conditions such as bruxism (teeth grinding), temporomandibular joint syndrome or misaligned jaws.
As well as creating an irregular appearance, masseter hypertrophy can be uncomfortable for the sufferer and prevent normal jaw action.
Surgery was previously an option for sufferers; however, in recent years botox treatment for masseter hypertrophy has become an increasingly popular choice, being a less stressful alternative and one which gives very positive results in the majority of cases.
Individual Treatments Based On Your Personal Circumstances
Botox is administered to treat and reduce the fullness of the jaw area. Botox treatment can reduce muscle thickness without any change to the bone structure of the jaw. Botox can weaken the masseter muscle giving a softer more appealing look to the jaw, including a more rounded, less square looking jaw. By blocking muscle action, muscle reduction is created and a smoother, more attractive look is developed. The botox treatment may also improve jaw functionality.
Reasons to consider Botox Jaw Reduction Treatment for Masseter Hypertrophy
- Botox injections in the masseter muscle are easy to perform.
- The beneficial use of botox for masseter hypertrophy reduction is well recorded and clinically proven.
- Treatment success is such that surgery is now rarely considered by clinicians.
- Positive effects can often be seen relatively quickly.
- Side effects are minimal for the majority of patients.
Treatment For Cosmetic Reasons
Although a square or full jaw for some people, especially men, can be seen as an attractive look, others regard it as being unappealing. Fortunately, a relatively simple remedy is available for those who require it in the form of a proven Botox cosmetic treatment.
Why Treatment For Medical Reasons?
Individual cases will be different, but improved jaw action can be beneficial for eating and speaking as well as providing relief for the aches and pains associated with masseter hypertrophy.
Use Of Botox In Cosmetic Treatments
Botox was first approved in 1989 for cosmetic surgery and now treatments are widespread with millions of treatments administered every year.
Botox blocks the chemical compound used to trigger muscle contraction. As a result, Botox is a popular treatment for wrinkles. More recently, Botox has proven to be an effective cosmetic and medical treatment for masseter hypertrophy jaw reduction.
Seek Professional Advice For Botox Treatment for Masseter Hypertrophy
The Botox procedure is only performed by doctors or qualified nurse prescribers at Skin Medical. We only use FDA-approved Allergan Botox, which has been rigorously tested for its safety and effectiveness and is regarded as the gold standard in botulinum toxin type-A. Our clinics are registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure high standards of patient care. The consultation will be with the nurse or doctor who will perform the treatment. Patients will discuss their medical history and presenting problem, the treatment itself and expected outcomes, and will be given the opportunity to voice any concerns or questions. Patient satisfaction is our core concern.