Many people are unhappy with the shape of their face and would like to slim it down. One of the most common complaints is a wide jawline. This can be caused by the overdevelopment of the Masseter muscle. Botox for Masseter slimming is a non-surgical procedure that can reduce the size of this muscle and give the face a more tapered appearance. Motykie Med Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides Botox for face slimming to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
What is the Masseter Muscle?
The Masseter muscle is a large, powerful muscle that is located at the back of the jaw. It is responsible for chewing and grinding food. In some people, this muscle can become overdeveloped, causing the jawline to appear wider than desired. This can be due to genetics, teeth grinding, or excessive chewing of gum.
The Botox for Masseter slimming procedure is relatively simple and can be completed in a matter of minutes. The first step is to identify the areas of the Masseter muscle that need to be injected. This is done by palpating the muscle while the patient clenches their teeth. Once the areas have been identified, the Botox is injected directly into the muscle.
The Botox works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscle, which in turn weakens the muscle and causes it to shrink in size. Over time, the muscle will reduce in size, resulting in a slimmer, more contoured jawline. The results of the treatment typically last between six and eight months, after which the treatment can be repeated if desired.
One of the benefits of Botox for Masseter slimming is that there is very little downtime associated with the treatment. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, it is recommended that patients avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for 24 hours after the treatment to prevent the Botox from spreading to other areas.
There may be some mild swelling or bruising at the injection site, but this will typically resolve within a few days. Patients are advised to avoid alcohol, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory medications for 24 hours after the treatment as these can increase the risk of bruising.
Botox for Masseter slimming is a simple and effective way to slim down the face and create a more contoured appearance. This treatment can be particularly beneficial for those who are unhappy with the width of their jawline. The procedure is quick, and there is very little downtime associated with it, making it an excellent option for those with busy schedules. Motykie Med Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides Botox for face slimming to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities
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