Botox for Jaw Clenching

When you think of Botox or Dysport, most likely, the first things that come to mind are cosmetics and plastic surgery. However, Botox has as many medical purposes as it does cosmetic. When injecting botox in masseter muscles in your lower jaw, Botox can be helpful for stopping teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Many people deal with these issues as they age or during times of heightened stress.

If your masseter muscles are causing you pain or insecurity, Face Forward Aesthetics can help. Our Botox for masseter reduction can give you a slimmer jaw and protect your teeth from damage due to grinding and clenching.

At a Glance

The number of treatments will vary, depending on patient needs.

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How Does Masseter Muscle Botox Work?

Of course, Botox is also an excellent choice for adjusting your appearance. Unlike other facial structures, your masseter muscles tend to become more pronounced as you age, leading to a wide and possibly asymmetrical appearance.


When you arrive at your appointment, we’ll start with a free consultation. We’ll take you to a private room where you can freely and confidentially explain your treatment goals to a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner.

woman getting masseter reduction with botox

Once you’re ready, the practitioner will bring in sealed vials of Botox or Dysport and open them right in front of you so you can feel safe during treatment. Then, the practitioner will inject small amounts of filler in targeted areas for an even application.

Botox Masseter Reduction — What to Expect

Within a few minutes of treatment, you’ll likely begin to see small bumps rising in the application area. They look like mosquito bites and are normal and even expected. They should go away within 30 minutes of treatment. Other side effects can include swelling, tenderness and bruising around the injection area. These effects can be lessened if you eliminate caffeine, aspirin and alcohol from your diet 24-48 hours before treatment.

As you recover, you should be able to go back to your normal routine right away. You will have to avoid makeup, swimming, working out, hot tubs and rubbing your face for 24-48 hours following treatment. You can expect to start seeing results within three to five days with Dysport or one to two weeks with Botox. Your treatment should last about three to four months before you’ll need another one. However, if you’ve used this treatment before, you may be able to wait longer between appointments.

woman getting masseter reduction with botox

The injections take 5-10 minutes total and feel like a quick pinch.

Treatment leverages a very thin needle causing minimal to no pain on injection

You will begin to see a visible results within 3-5 days after treatment with Dysport, 7-14 day with Botox.

Expect to maintain treatment around every 3 to 4 months for moderate to severe lines. Multiple rounds of treatment will allow for longer time between treatments in the future.

Book Your Masseter Botox Appointment Today

Face Forward Aesthetics knows that to look good, you have to feel good. Our services are some of the most affordable on the market without sacrificing quality. For masseter botox in Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo, or Indianapolis, book an appointment with a free consultation today. We’re here to disrupt the industry and give you a healing, healthy look you can’t help but show off.

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