FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS MASSETER BOTOX?
The masseter is a muscle on the side of your face that aids in chewing and speaking. It is the bone that connects your cheekbone to your lower jawbone. Masseter Botox or Jaw Botox refers to the procedure in which Botox is injected into the masseter. In order to temporarily stop the masseter muscle from contracting, the treatment uses botulinum toxin to block nerve signals in the muscle. Masseter Botox is commonly used to relieve jaw tension and prevent grinding, clenching, and headaches. However, it is also a popular cosmetic procedure for contouring a square jaw and creating a more balanced facial shape.
HOW MANY BOTOX TREATMENTS DOES IT TAKE?
Each patient is unique, as are their facial structures and treatment goals. Although results vary greatly from person to person, most patients notice significant benefits from a single Botox treatment for jaw reduction. The actual number of Botox units required varies from patient to patient, but a single session usually involves around 25 units of Botox.
WHAT ARE THE KNOWN RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS?
Jaw Reduction, like most Botox procedures, has a relatively short recovery period. You may experience mild pain or swelling after your treatment, as well as bruising and redness at the injection site. However, just a cold compress or over-the-counter pain reliever can treat all of these symptoms. Localized bruising and headaches are possible side effects, though they are extremely rare. Notably, Botox treatments for jawline slimming are not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.
WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE THE RESULTS?
A Jaw Reduction Treatment with muscle relaxing injections can take up to 8 weeks to fully take effect. You will most likely have a review appointment 6 to 8 weeks after the procedure, at which your results will be evaluated. Nevertheless, you should notice a significant improvement in moderate to severe lines three to ten days after the treatment. Lines will continue to improve for up to a month, and the effects will last for up to four months after that.
HOW MUCH DOES BOTOX COST FOR JAW REDUCTION?
Your clinician will discuss the total cost of your treatment during your initial and complimentary consultation at StudioMD, as the price is normally determined per unit of injection. Some factors, such as your jawline muscle strength and desired outcome, influence your recommended unit dosage. Prices start at $495 for up to 40 units and $12 per unit after that.
WHERE CAN I GET BOTOX FOR JAW REDUCTION IN QUEENS?
StudioMD Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Center specialize in non-surgical treatments like Jawline Slimming. Our doctors are highly experienced in the procedure and should be able to provide you with the best advice and treatment possible. We perform thousands of cosmetic injections in 7 different locations, offering only the best quality products at the most affordable prices possible. It is very important to be informed about your options for treatments before deciding to go ahead. To help with this, we offer complimentary consultation in all our clinics, including StudioMD Queens.