Botox is mainly known for its effectiveness in the beauty industry. However, it has uses in other fields. And they are gaining more and more popularity. One of them is Masseter Botox. If you are having trouble with headaches, toothaches, or ear pain due to teeth grinding or have a prominent jawline, you may benefit from Masseter Botox.
What is Masseter Botox and How Does It Work?
Masseter Botox is a non-surgical treatment method that involves injecting Botox (botulinum toxin) into the masseter muscles. These muscles are located on the sides of your face. They are visible when you clench your jaw. By injecting botox, nerves that send signals to the muscles are blocked and the masseter muscles become relaxed. Relaxing the jaw reduces symptoms of the tight jaw, pain in the jaw or neck, tooth sensitivity, headache, and ear pain. It doesn't affect your chewing ability. It can also have an aesthetic effect on your facial features. Reducing the size of your masseter muscles creates a slimmer V-shaped jawline. It is called jaw reduction or masseter reduction.
Duration of Masseter Botox
It is important to note that the effects of Botox are temporary. They usually last 3 to 4 months. You'll need to repeat the procedure to maintain the results.