Botox injections in the masseter muscle serve dual purposes. They can slim down an overly square or muscular jawline, resulting in a more oval or heart-shaped face. Additionally, these injections can provide relief from TMJ disorders by reducing muscle tension and related jaw pain.
Botox injections can relax the masseter muscle, decreasing its hyperactivity. This reduces the stress on the temporomandibular joint, alleviating TMJ symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, and clenching.
The slimming effect of Botox in the masseter muscle typically lasts between 3 to 6 months. However, the duration can increase with regular treatments as the muscle becomes more conditioned to relaxation.
Most patients experience minimal side effects, which might include temporary bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. Serious side effects are rare but can include difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing.
While many patients notice improvements after a single session, optimal results for face slimming or TMJ relief might require 2-3 treatments spaced several weeks apart. Your provider at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your goals.
The procedure involves small injections, so any discomfort is typically minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a quick pinprick. At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, we prioritize your comfort, ensuring the process is as seamless as possible.