Botox For Masseter Reduction
As a thick, rectangular muscle in the face that helps individuals chew food, the Masseter connects the lower jawbone to the cheekbone. Divided into two sections, the thick portion that connects to the cheekbone is notably more “bulky” for some individuals, causing them to have portions of the masseter removed surgically. However, Botox injections provide a non-surgical treatment to reduce the “flare” and width of the jawline, creating a more pleasing, symmetrical appearance. Most importantly, Botox produces long-lasting results without compromising the strength of the jawbone.
When injected appropriately, Botox weakens the masseter, or chewing muscles. In effect, this generates a softer, slimmer jawline. Do you feel as though your jaw is too square? Would you like to acquire a V shape, or more defined cheekbones? Botox Injections may help give you a look that you’ll love.
Dr. Maurice Khosh understands that for the right candidate, Botox for Masseter Reduction will help accentuate their unique beauty, while bringing harmony to the face. If you have excessively wide jaws or if you would like to obtain a slimmer look to your face, you can trust the meticulous skill and elegant artistry of Dr. Khosh.
As a non-surgical, face-slimming treatment, Botox is injected into the masseter muscle on each side of the face at specific points. Typically, this includes 1-3 injections per side, and is a very short procedure (less than 5 minutes). For most patients, results are noted between 2-4 weeks.
To better understand how Botox slims the face, consider how the size of muscles decreases as they are underused. To initiate this result, Botox is injected to relax the masseter muscle. As the muscle is not used, it loses its mass and the overall size reduces. For individuals that have “chubby cheeks,” or are seeking a narrower, V shape to their face, Botox injections are a simple and safe, non-invasive solution.
Having extensive experience with Botox for both aesthetic and non-aesthetic benefits, Dr. Khosh believes that these injections may improve common facial features that distract from your natural beauty. Thus, if you feel as though your cheeks are too wide, too full, or if you are dissatisfied with your jawline, contact Dr. Khosh today to schedule a consultation.