Masseter TMJ / Facial slimming
How does masseter Botox® work for face slimming and TMJ (TMD)?
Botox® is commonly used in the cosmetic industry to treat wrinkles. But it has several uses, and has been applied in medicine for decades. One of the uses of Botox® is to shape the face in some areas. It can also be used to help with different kinds of pain. These two goals converge when it comes to masseter Botox® treatments.
Masseter Botox® can be used to both slim the jawline and treat temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) on – you guessed it – the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). We’ll explain how this works, and what you can expect from this treatment, below.
Masseter Botox® injections can sculpt the jawline for a face slimming effect
You don’t have to be in any pain to seek masseter Botox® injections. Many people desire to slim their jawline contour with this method.
Botox® is a neurotoxin that essentially stops neurotransmitters from reaching your muscles. As a result, your muscles have no choice but to relax. They become semi-deactivated, in a way.
TMJ Botox® injections can be life changing for those who grind or clench their teeth
nterestingly, Botox® for facial slimming also has the effect of treating TMD. This is why “masseter Botox®” is sometimes referred to as “TMJ Botox®.” The injection points are nearly the same, even though the goals can be different.
The masseter muscle is, of course, the muscle in this area. But the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint. Both of these components are needed to help you chew.
TMJ and masseter Botox® treatments are only an appointment away!
As we’ve seen above, masseter Botox® and TMJ Botox® are very similar treatments. They both result in a slimmer, V-line face shape. And, they treat jaw clenching pain from TMJD or bruxism.
Botox® can be a long-term solution for these concerns, lasting 3 – 4 months at a time. It can be a great relief to some, especially if they are suffering from chronic facial or head pain.