Botox® for Jaw Slimming + Contouring
About Botox® for Jaw Slimming + Reduction (Masseter Reduction):
Over activity of the masseter muscle can lead to hypertrophy of the muscle and a squaring of the jawline itself. While some patients just happen to have a more pronounced masseter muscle, some patients have hypertrophy to the muscle do to constant chewing on hard items, excessive gum chewing, and grinding of their teeth.
In this procedure, Botox® is injected into the muscles of the jaw (masseter muscle) to reduce an overly square jawline, to a more round/oval appearance. This leads to a more gentle appearance to the face that many patients desire. Initially, 20-28 units of Botox® are injected into each muscle at 5-7 different injection sites (40-56 units total). After their first treatment, patients will return in 6 weeks to see if additional units of Botox® are needed for the desired results.
Number of treatments:
Botox® injections into the masseter muscle last an average of 4-6 months*. Patients should schedule a repeat treatment once they notice the shape of their face changing again. Time between treatments will increase as the number of treatments increases.
Appointment Time (may vary):
The procedure takes around 30 minutes
None. Bruising or redness at the injection site may be noted after treatment
Patients with a squared jawline, secondary to hypertrophy of the muscles of the jaw (masseter), who desire a more round/oval appearance of the face/jaw.