Jax Botox in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills
Jaw Botox in Newport Beach is a minimally invasive treatment that involves a precise injection in the masseter muscle near the cheekbone. The masseter muscle is the large muscle that connects the cheekbone to the lower jawbone. It is positioned on the side of the face and primarily aids in chewing.
Overuse of the masseter muscle can overdevelop it, giving the jawline a square appearance. Jaw Botox, or masseter Botox, reshapes the jaw, slimming the shape of the jawline and improving facial balance. Women who are unhappy with their thick and square jawline often undergo this treatment in order to gain a more feminine appearance.
Jaw Botox can also reduce teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. Many people wear down their teeth through grinding and clenching. Bruxism is often related to stress and anxiety, and it can occur whether the person is awake or asleep. Masseter Botox helps control this frustrating issue.
How Does Jaw Botox Work?
Botox, a brand-name version of botulinum toxin type A, is a neuromodulator that blocks the nerve signals to the muscles. The muscles are then temporarily unable to move and can relax. When Botox is injected into an overdeveloped masseter muscle, the muscle relaxes and gradually shrinks down to create slimmer facial proportions.
Patients must consult Dr. Rami Batniji before getting jaw Botox. They must tell Dr. Batniji about their goals for the procedure, along with their complete medical history.
After examining the patient’s face, Dr. Batniji will decide on the number of syringes needed and the injection sites. He will also explain the treatment in greater detail, including any necessary aftercare.
The jaw Botox procedure does not require a visit to the hospital and is instead done in our office. Normally, this procedure only takes about 15 minutes to perform.
First, Dr. Batniji cleans the sites where the injections are to be given in order to eliminate any chance of infection. The sites are marked, and topical anesthesia is administered to numb the area.
A syringe with a very thin needle is then prepared with Botox. The needle is injected into the masseter muscle. After injecting the product, the needle is slowly withdrawn from the area. The procedure may then be repeated on the opposite side of the face.
Typically, delivery of 60 to 100 units of Botox is required for this treatment. The exact quantity of Botox will vary from patient to patient depending on how thick their masseter muscle is.
After the Treatment Session
Once the jaw Botox procedure is complete, no recovery time is needed, so patients can go right back to their everyday activities without downtime. For 24 hours, the patient should not rub the treated area and should avoid any kind of pressure on it. They should also avoid exercising. Taking these precautions will help prevent the spread of the product to other parts of the face.
Clenching starts to settle down in a week, and contouring of the jaw will become visible in about a month’s time. After three to four months, a repeat of the procedure is needed, since the effect of Botox wears off at this time.
How Much Does Jaw Botox Cost?
Jaw Botox for masseter reduction is not covered by health insurance, since it is a purely cosmetic procedure. Its price is dependent on the number of units of Botox required.
Botox for bruxism is a functional procedure, meaning that in some cases, its cost may be covered. Contact your health insurance company to find out whether they cover Botox for bruxism.
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With jaw Botox in Newport Beach, Dr. Rami Batniji can help you reduce the size of your masseter muscle. To find out more about reducing teeth grinding or non-surgically contouring your jawline, contact us today.