Masseter Botox treatment is a popular procedure used to improve facial aesthetics and functional problems. This treatment is particularly effective in eliminating aesthetic and functional problems that occur in the face due to overactivity of the masseter muscle. The masseter muscle is a large facial muscle that has an important role in chewing function and is located in the lower part of the cheeks.
Usage Areas of Masseter Botox Treatment
An overdeveloped masseter muscle can lead to a widening of the lower part of the face and a more square face shape. Botox application reduces the size of this muscle, resulting in a more oval face shape.
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding):
Bruxism is the unconscious clenching and grinding of teeth during sleep or during the day. Masseter Botox treatment alleviates this problem by reducing the activity of the muscle and reduces the pressure on the teeth.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders:
TMJ disorders cause pain and dysfunction in and around the jaw joint. Botox relaxation of the masseter muscle can reduce pain and tension in this area.
Before starting treatment, the patient's medical history is assessed and an examination of the masseter muscle is performed. This is important to determine the appropriateness and dosage of treatment.
Botox is administered in small injections into the masseter muscle. The procedure is usually quick and relatively painless.
Results and Follow-up:
The effects of Botox application usually start to be seen within a few days and last for several months. After the treatment, regular follow-up and reapplications can be made if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Masseter Botox Treatment Safe?
When properly administered, masseter botox treatment is generally safe. However, as with any medical procedure, there may be some risks and side effects.
How long does the treatment last?
Treatment time is usually short and injections are completed in a few minutes.
When will the results start to be seen?
The effects of Botox usually start within a few days and the full effect is seen within a few weeks.
How long does the effect of the treatment last?
The effects of masseter botox treatment usually last for 4-6 months, after which reapplication may be necessary.
Is there a need for special care after treatment?
No special care is required after treatment, but patients are advised not to exercise vigorously or move their face excessively for the first 24 hours.