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When Botox is injected into the masseter muscle, it relaxes the muscle to relieve the symptoms of TMJ. As the muscle becomes less active, it also reduces in size. This can result in a narrowing of the face along the jawline.
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1Does Tmj Change Your Face Shape?
Yes, over time, TMJ disorder can alter the shape of your face. Facial symmetry can be lost, your teeth may change the way they meet together in your mouth, and over-activity in the masseter muscle can cause the jaw to appear swollen and square.
2Does Masseter Botox Change Your Face Shape?
Answer: Botox for masseter muscles
Botox can slim the masseter muscles so it will change the shape of your face somewhat. The result depends on how large the muscles are. The effect will last for about 3 to 6 months and your face will return to its previous shape.
3Can Jaw Botox Change Your Smile?
Jawline or smile asymmetry may be one of the possible masseter BOTOX side effects. Generally, this condition is temporary and should not last for long. Patients who experience issues can contact our team for safe and effective tips for moving forward.
4Can Botox Deform Your Face?
“If you do too much Botox on your forehead for many, many years, the muscles will get weaker and flatter,” cautions Wexler, adding that the skin can also appear thinner and looser. Moreover, as your muscles become weaker, they can start to recruit surrounding muscles when you make facial expressions.
5Does Botox In Masseter Slim Your Face?
Botox slims the face by diminishing the size of the masseter muscles, and with less prominent masseter muscles, the face looks less wide. Very often, Asian patients do not like the fact that their jaw is very square. Botox is a great treatment to address this.
6Does Masseter Botox Make Face Longer?
Answer: Botox for TMJ masseter
Botox injections for TMJ don’t necessarily have to be done in the masseter, in fact best done in the Pterygoid muscle inside the mouth which won’t change your facial anatomy at all.
7Will My Face Go Back To Normal After Masseter Botox?
Answer: Botox in the masseter muscles
Your face should return back to its normal proportion. If you like the results from the reduction in clenching, but not the thin look, you may want to reconsider using a very small dose with your next treatment and work your way up on dose to help balance your concerns.
8Will Masseter Botox Make My Face Sag?
Answer: Injecting BOTOX® into the masseter muscle will not create sagging. Sagging is not something that is typically seen after BOTOX is injected into the masseter muscle. This procedure is used to relax the masseter muscle, which offers relief from painful clenching and grinding.