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masseter botox

Masseter muscles help us chew but sometimes they need to be relaxed to help decrease teeth grinding, jaw pain, or headaches. Neurotoxin can be injected into the masseter muscles to help with this.


is masseter botox right for me?

Masseter Botox can provide several benefits including jaw slimming, decreased jaw pain or headaches, and relief of tension in the jaw.


    • If desire, apply sunscreen gently (SPF 30 or higher) to protect your skin.

    • Take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) if you experience and mild tenderness or discomfort.

    • Gently apply makeup or skincare only if necessary (4 hours post treatment).

    • Do not rub or massage the treated area(s) for 24 hours.

    • Avoid facials or lying face down in a massage chair for two weeks.

    • Avoid extended UV exposure until any swelling/ redness has subsided.

    • Avoid exercise, especially strenuous activities, for 24 hours post-treatment.

    • Do not lie down for 4 hours post-treatment or spend prolonged time bent over.

    • Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours.


  • Depends on the person, but about every 3-6 months is typical.

  • Generally, patients require at least 15-20 units per side but could be up to about 30 units per side. Each patient is assessed in person to determine what would be a good starting dose.

  • Yes, it can slim the jawline over time.