Jaw botox is a non-surgical treatment that reduces the appearance of enlarged masseter muscles. The procedure involves injecting precise amounts of botulinum toxin into the masseter muscle, which causes it to relax.
This resulting relaxation also helps patients with bruxism (teeth grinding) and jaw clenching. It improves the pain and earaches associated with these issues.
1. Reduces the appearance of a square jaw
If you have a square jaw, you can reduce the appearance of it with jaw botox. This procedure is a non-surgical, painless treatment that uses botulinum toxin to lower the masseter muscle.
Over time, the masseter muscle can enlarge, especially when you engage in mastication and jaw clenching. This can produce a square jaw that doesn’t fit well with your facial profile.
In many women, a wide, square jaw can distract from their feminine face shape and distort the harmony of the face. A softer, more feminine jawline can also improve a woman’s self-image and confidence.
The use of cosmetic injectables to change the shape of a square jaw has revolutionized the industry and has become a popular alternative to surgery for many female patients. This is because surgical procedures may involve prolonged recovery, a long downtime and potentially higher risks.
2. Reduces the appearance of a thick jaw
While a jaw reduction surgery is still the gold standard for jaw reshaping, there is no shortage of non-surgical alternatives to consider. One of the most popular and cost effective treatments involves injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin type A into the masseter muscles, the muscle responsible for lifting your front teeth up and out. In about four weeks you can expect a less squared off jawline, and the results are long-lasting. Besides improving your appearance, it can also help to reduce your risk of chronic pain and jaw misalignment by minimizing bruxism, an unsightly habit that causes a host of dental problems from wear to cracks.
The best part of this procedure is that you can get it done in the comfort of your own home. There are a few precautions to take when getting your injections, but with the proper preparations in place you can make it a pain free process with minimal downtime.
3. Reduces the appearance of a rounded jaw
Botox jaw reduction is a non-surgical procedure that can reduce the width of your jawline and improve its overall shape. It's a particularly popular treatment among women and men who want to refine their facial profile without the associated risks and recovery time of surgical procedures like rhinoplasty or dental surgery.
It's also a great way to improve your smile, since it can help to correct issues related to jaw alignment such as enlarged masseter muscles that cause tooth grinding and trismus (i.e., an inability to open and close the mouth). It's important to remember that while botox is a good option for jawline improvement, it is not without its drawbacks. It's also best to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after the procedure to minimize potential bruising or swelling.
The most successful Botox-treated jawline is often visible for about 3 to 4 months, but you may need to make maintenance injections as frequently as every six months to maintain the look.
4. Reduces the appearance of a crooked jaw
A crooked jaw is an uneven alignment between the upper jaw bone (called the maxilla) and lower jaw bone (the mandible). It can be caused by birth defects, developmental issues as the jaw develops, or due to trauma or accidents.
Besides being an aesthetically unattractive condition, it can also have other effects on your health. For example, a crooked jaw can lead to problems chewing and breathing. And severe cases can cause ear-popping and pain in the temples, as well as impact your ability to sleep.
Luckily, you can reduce the appearance of your crooked jaw with jaw botox. The treatment targets the masseter muscle, which is often enlarged in people who grind their teeth or have temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). When injected into the masseter, jaw botox temporarily paralyzes it, allowing it to shrink and change the shape of your face. This results in a slimmer, more V-shaped face. And unlike other treatments that require downtime, jaw botox doesn’t need any.