Hypertrophic masseters make our faces look big without contours, so many people hope to make their faces look more beautiful by reducing the masseters. Fortunately, you can reduce the masseters and slim your face by injecting Botox.
What are masseters？
The masseters are the two bulky muscles on each side of your jaw. They help you chew and have a large impact on the shape of your jawline. If you have large masseters, you may have an undesired square jawline that may give off an unpleasant appearance. Masseter reduction is an effective procedure to help you achieve a slimmer facial appearance.
What caused large masseters？
Enlarged or hypertrophic masseter muscles are often caused by teeth grinding, hard chewing, or unconsciously clenching the jaw. In some cases, large jaw muscles are just part of the person’s normal anatomy, but habitual overuse can cause the masseters to become even more prominent. Over time, overuse of the jaw muscles through grinding or clenching alters the shape of the lower face. Many people develop an unwanted square jawline.
Unfortunately, many of the behaviors that result in larger masseters are difficult to stop on your own!
How to reduce large masseters?
In fact, you can have your masseters reduced using a simple BOTOX injection procedure. The injection shrinks the masseter muscle over time by reducing the muscle’s movement, and therefore its exertion. This reduced exertion allows the muscle to shrink and obtain a less prominent size and shape.
This injection can help you avoid any harmful behaviors that caused an enlarged masseter in the first place. It will help prevent you from grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw as much without impacting your ability to chew.、
Botox injection does not freeze the muscles or interfere with chewing, but rather relaxes the masseters so they are not overexerted in daily activities. Masseter reductions generally require larger amounts of Botox than other procedures, such as wrinkle treatments. However, you will need less Botox in future treatments and will be able to space out treatments more over time.
How long does masseter Botox last?
With decreased exertion, you will see significant masseter muscle reduction and facial weight loss within 4 to 6 weeks. The results generally last for 3 to 4 months, after which you need to get another round of treatment. The results improved significantly during the first year of treatment.
When receiving botulinum toxin injection to treat masseter, you must go to a professional hospital and choose professional personnel for injection.