The masseter muscles are responsible for chewing and can become bulky in some people due to a variety of reasons such as teeth grinding, stress, excessive gum chewing, and genetics. One muscle is present on each side just in front of the angle of the jaw. Enlargement in the masseter muscles can contribute to a harsh, square look at the angle of the jaw. Botox can be used to relax this muscle, and to soften the look of the lower face. You can find out for yourself how developed your masseter is by biting down and feeling your outer jaw line by the ear. If the muscle you feel is hard and large, your masseter is well developed, and can be slimmed down with Botox.

Botox is a neuromodulator that slows or stops muscle contractions. Botox injections can be targeted to reduce masseter muscle contractions. Masseter Botox is an in-office procedure that is quick and painless. Over several weeks, the masseter muscle will shrink in size, slimming and reshaping the lower face and jaw. Results last 6-9 months, and the treatment is needed less frequently over time with repeated injections.

Masseter Botox for jaw reduction and teeth grinding is available at Neurostrive, located in Stuart, FL. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for a personalized treatment plan.