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Botox Jawline Affect Chewing and Speaking

A well-defined jawline is a desirable feature that creates a powerful first impression. It is a sign of strength and sexiness in men, while it makes women look approachable and likable. Having this chiseled feature on the lower portion of your face also gives a sense of balance and proportion. However, not everyone has a strong and defined jawline due to genetics, age, or lifestyle habits like teeth grinding and clenching. Fortunately, neurotoxins like Botox and Dysport can help slim down the jawline and enhance facial contours. These treatments can also improve bruxism and relieve pain in the jaw and teeth that result from clenching or gnashing of the teeth.

Many people clench and grind their teeth unconsciously, a condition called bruxism. Bruxism can cause severe headaches, jaw pain, and even cracked teeth. It can be difficult to stop clenching and grinding your teeth, especially when it is an unconscious behavior that is often caused by stress and anxiety. However, there are some ways to combat clenching and grinding such as biofeedback or a mouthguard. However, for those that cannot control their clenching and grinding through other means, masseter jaw Botox can be a great treatment to slim down the jawline and alleviate pain.

The masseter muscle is a large muscle on the sides and front of the jawbone that helps us chew food and speak. If it is overactive, it can make the lower face appear bulky and square-shaped. Masseter botox for jawline involves injecting a small amount of Botulinum toxin into the masseter muscles, temporarily paralyzing and weakening them to reduce their size. The injection technique is quick and painless. A numbing cream may be applied prior to the procedure to reduce discomfort.

How Does Botox Jawline Affect Chewing and Speaking?

During this treatment, the masseter muscle is injected using a fine needle. This can cause a slight numbing feeling but will only last for a few minutes. After the injection, you can resume your regular activities. Some patients experience a little jaw aching after treatment but this usually subsides within a few days.

Unlike other types of cosmetic injectables, masseter jaw Botox does not affect the ability to eat or speak. In fact, it is used to treat a common medical condition and will not have any impact on the body’s natural ability to function. The botulinum toxin works by blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine at the nerve endings of the muscle cells. This prevents the muscle from contracting, which leads to a slimmer jawline and reduced bruxism.

Although the results of this treatment will eventually wear off, routine re-injections can maintain your slimmed jawline for months to come. If you would like to learn more about this treatment or schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, please feel free to contact our office. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!

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