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Jaw BOTOX in Albuquerque helps to achieve a contoured jawline. Over time, the masseter muscle in the jaw often gets overused as a result of everyday actions like chewing. This overuse builds up the muscle to the point where it affects the look of the face, creating an overly square jawline.
To slim the jawline and achieve a V-shaped jaw, jaw BOTOX can be utilized. Masseter BOTOX injections relax the masseter muscle, allowing it to shrink.
Jaw BOTOX is also an effective treatment for teeth grinding (also called bruxism) and temporomandibular (TMJ) joint disorders.
Jaw BOTOX treatments at AlluraDerm are performed by Dr. Nicholas Lam and Dr. Victor Mancha. AlluraDerm is the top provider of BOTOX in New Mexico, and Dr. Lam is a master injector who is in the 0.1% of BOTOX providers in the United States.
Am I a Good Candidate for Jaw BOTOX?
Jaw BOTOX is an effective treatment for patients above the age of eighteen. The treatment responds best for people with good skin elasticity. It is a safe treatment option, and all side effects are minimal and temporary.
This procedure is a speedy, effective, and straightforward treatment used for:
- Treating teeth grinding and clenching
- Reducing jaw pain and tension
- Relieving tension headaches related to excessive jaw movement
- Contouring and softening an overly square jaw
- Creating a more balanced facial shape
The Initial Consultation
Before a treatment session, you will meet with a skincare specialist. During this consultation, you will answer questions about your goals, needs, and expectations for the jaw BOTOX procedure. You will also go over your complete medical history.
Your jaw and face will be examined to decide where the injection will be given. The doctor will also decide how many BOTOX injections will be required for the treatment.
The Treatment Session
The jaw BOTOX procedure usually takes only fifteen to twenty minutes. Before the injections are administered, the skin is disinfected. The injection sites are marked, and an anesthetic may be applied to numb the area.
A jaw BOTOX injection uses a thin needle that is said to cause no more pain than a bug bite. The prepared syringe is inserted into the masseter muscle, and then units of BOTOX are administered. The same process is then repeated on the other side of the jaw.
Most people who undergo a jaw BOTOX treatment do not feel much discomfort. Patients are free to go back to their daily activities after they have been treated.
Care should be taken not to touch, rub, or massage the treated areas for a day. That will ensure that the toxin stays in the area and does not spread in other areas.
Visible results start to appear within a couple of days to one week after the jaw BOTOX treatment session.
How Long Does It Last?
Jaw BOTOX injections are not a permanent solution. The effects of jaw Botox usually last from four to six months. Patients will need to come in for maintenance treatments to retain their slimmer jawline.
However, for patients undergoing treatments at regular intervals, the effectiveness increases. So does the time gap between each jaw BOTOX treatment session.
Jaw BOTOX Cost
The cost of a jaw BOTOX treatment depends on the exact problems being addressed, along with the number of injections required. The number of units of BOTOX needed can also affect jaw BOTOX price.
With jaw BOTOX, Albuquerque patients can finally experience relief from bruxism or get the jaw contouring they’ve been wishing for. Contact AlluraDerm to schedule your informative consultation.Back to Top