Jaw Reduction- Masseter Muscle - Facial shaping
Masseter reduction Injections
Botox /Dysport jaw reduction is a specialized technique to reduce the width of the jawline changing an overly square jawline to a more attractive oval or heart shaped face. In some patients, the the masseter muscle, a chewing muscle, is enlarged creating extra facial width. Botox/ Dysport selectively weakens this muscle over time leading to an overall reduction in the size of this muscle.
Botox/ Dysport jaw reduction can create a natural, subtle improvement to the area without any of the downtime or potential complications. Jaw reduction surgery can cause sensation issues, dental alignment issues, and potential for pain along the TMJ junction. Botox jaw reduction is actually one of the treatments for TMJ discomfort.
Our Injectors at Luna are highly skilled and specialise in the masseter injection tecnique, due to the specefic cultural injefluences with the bay area this injection has been highly sought after within the Asian population in San Franssico and is quite comon.
What to Expect, is there Down time?
There is no down time from this injection much like most other Botox/ Dysport Injections. Some patients may expereince a little redness at the injection site or swelling for a small period of time which should resolve quickly. This is a very common Lunch time procedure.
How Many units will I need?
Typically there is no set number of units or dosage of botox used for treating the masseter hypertrophy. The treatment much like all aother areas treated by Botox/ Or dysport vary from patient to patient. The average for most patients is 20- 25 units per side, with a great variation based on the size of the muscle.
How long will it last?
After patients are injected with 2 treatments, most patients do not need additional treatments with botox. Those that seek in further contouring typically come for repeat injections every 6 months
Do I need to do anything to maintain this treatment?
A habbit of chewing gum can limit the effects of this procedure. Limiting gum chewing can help with the effects. A follow up tretment within the first 2-4 months is common, there after the typical treatment plan is about every 6 months per patient, although that can vary for each patient.