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What is Masseter Botox?

Masseter Botox refers to the use of botulinum toxin injections in the masseter muscles to reduce their size and provide facial slimming. The masseter muscles are located at the sides of the jaw and are responsible for chewing and clenching the jaw. When these muscles are overdeveloped or hypertrophied, they can create a square or wide jawline. Masseter Botox injections help relax the masseter muscles, resulting in a more slender and contoured facial appearance.

How does Masseter Botox work?

Masseter Botox works by injecting botulinum toxin type A into the masseter muscles. The toxin blocks the nerve signals that stimulate muscle contractions, causing the muscles to relax. By reducing the activity of the masseter muscles, the overlying facial skin can appear slimmer and more refined. The treatment involves several small injections along the masseter muscles, and the procedure is typically quick and well-tolerated. The effects gradually become noticeable within a couple of weeks, and the results can last for several months


How long does the effect of Masseter Botox last?

The duration of the effect can vary from person to person, but typically the results of Masseter Botox last for approximately four to six months. Over time, the masseter muscles gradually regain their activity, and follow-up treatments may be required to maintain the desired results.

Is Masseter Botox a painful procedure?

Masseter Botox injections are generally well-tolerated and cause minimal discomfort. Most individuals experience only mild pain or a slight pinch during the injection process.

How long does it take to see the results of Masseter Botox?

The results of Masseter Botox gradually become noticeable within a few weeks after the treatment. You may begin to observe a softening of the jawline and a slimmer facial appearance as the masseter muscles relax. The full effect is typically seen after about one month.

Can Masseter Botox affect my ability to chew or speak?

Masseter Botox is carefully administered to target the masseter muscles without affecting the surrounding muscles responsible for chewing or speaking. When performed by a skilled professional, like Dr. Baygöl, it should not interfere with your ability to perform normal functions like eating or speaking. However, it is always recommended to follow the medical team’s instructions and report any unusual side effects or concerns during your recovery period.

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