The Practical And Aesthetic Benefits Of Botox In The Jaw

Arviv Medical Aesthetics represents the latest advances in the art of facial and body rejuvenation. Combining the luxury elements of a spa with the safety and superior clinical capabilities of the medical profession, we are one of the fastest-growing practices in Westchase of Tampa Bay and with a new office in Midtown, Miami. Dr. Tali Arviv's goal is to ensure that every patient leaves our building feeling empowered, beautiful, and more confident than ever before. Our team is led by the compassionate Dr. Arviv, who specializes in aesthetics and has more than a decade of laser-technology experience. Our goal is to improve problem areas while enhancing natural beauty. Attention to detail and careful consideration of subtle nuances is our difference. Haute Beauty Expert Dr. Arviv dishes on all the benefits, both practical and aesthetic of botox in the masseter muscle.

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Facial Slimming Benefits

There are many ways to tackle jaw contouring if you are seeking a more chiseled appearance to your face. Botox is one of the most minimally invasive ways to slim down your jaw. Neurotoxins work by paralyzing the muscles, therefore, minimizing the size of the masseter muscle.

Botox for TMJ

Painful headaches and tension in the face are also a result of constant jaw clenching and TMJ. By injecting a neurotoxin, these muscles are relaxed and can no longer clench.

How It Works

Neurotoxins can be injected into the masseter muscle of the jaw to help contour the jawline by slimming the appearance of the muscles. This technique is also used to treat TMJ or in patients who grind their teeth at night.

Treatment can be performed with any neurotoxin such as Botox, Xeomin, Jeuveau, or Dysport. Treatment typically requires a total of 20-60units of Botox and lasts about 3-4 months.

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Aftercare

You should avoid laying down for 4 hours after injections and avoid massaging the masseters after treatment. Effects typically take 7-14 days to appear.