Botox in the Masseters
Do you clench your teeth? TMJ? Bad headaches from grinding your teeth?
You could benefit from Botox or Dysport in your masseter muscles.
Besides treating those pesky wrinkles, Botox and Dysport can actually reshape your jawline.
If you have a face shape that’s too wide, the culprits behind that are most likely your masseter muscles. As you age, these muscles can actually become more pronounced over time, causing a woman’s face to look more masculine. By injecting Botox into these muscles, you can actually slim down your face, giving it a more feminine, symmetrical look. This treatment can also help with teeth clenching, headaches and TMJ.
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At your appointment, your trouble areas will be evaluated and we will help assess how much Botox or Dysport you will need and where. You will be assessed in a private room where you can share all your concerns and goals with your provider so you can create a plan together.
Your Certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner will draw up the Botox or Dysport in front of you and then treat the chosen areas with small, targeted doses. Before injecting the Dysport, your provider will remove any makeup from the areas being treated to ensure the area is clean. The injections take 5-10 minutes total and feel like a quick pinch. Most people share that Botox or Dysport is painless and is a very quick procedure.
After being treated with Botox or Dysport, you will see small little bumps that look like mosquito bites. This is absolutely normal and expected! This should go away within 30 minutes of your treatment once the Botox or Dysport has settled. You may experience slight bruising at the injection site but that can be avoided by eliminating caffeine, alcohol and aspirin 24-48 hours pre-treatment. If you happen to experience some bruising, you can cover these areas up with makeup 24 hours post treatment.
Results can be expected within 3-5 days after treatment with Dysport, 7-14 day with Botox. Treatments last 3-4 months. Multiple rounds of treatment will allow for longer time between treatments in the future.
Avoid swimming, hot tubs, working out, or rubbing your face for at least 48 hours after treatment. Please view the full Post Treatment Instructions for more information. Those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have an autoimmune disease, or are taking blood thinners cannot be treated with Dysport. We do not use Dysport on anyone younger than 21 years old. Valid ID is required for treatment.