FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS AN APPROPRIATE CANDIDATE FOR THE BOTOX JAW REDUCTION OR BOTOX FOR BRUXISM?
Dr. Vafa will be able to best assess your candidacy during a complimentary consultation. However generally any person who has an excessively wide jaw line due to large chewing muscles (who would like to slim his/her face), and any person who suffers from Bruxism, is a candidate for this procedure.
HOW DOES BOTOX FOR JAW LINE REDUCE THE SIZE OF MY JAW LINE AND HELP WITH BRUXISM?
When Botox is injected into the muscle it partially relaxes it. Underused muscle eventually loses its mass and reduces its overall size. The reduction in size will also cause a reduction in the ability to clench and grind in patients who suffer with Bruxism.
WILL I HAVE PROBLEMS CHEWING MY FOOD?
Although rare, few people may experience some tiring after chewing for a while. This phenomenon is only temporary and will go away over time.
IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
Since the smallest available needles are used, minimal to no discomfort is felt during the procedure.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME AFTER BOTOX JAW REDUCTION PROCEDURE?
As with any procedure involving needles, there is a small chance of mild bruising or mild transient redness at the area of injection.
WHEN WILL I SEE A DIFFERENCE AND HOW LONG WILL THE RESULT LAST?
At the end of the first week, you may notice that your jaw muscles feel softer. In about 6 weeks you will notice a reduction in your jaw line that will last typically between 6 months to a year and a half depending on the underlying cause of the muscle enlargement.*
*Results can vary based on individual conditions