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How long does Masseter Botox take to work?

By | BOTOX®, Injectables
Masseter Botox is a popular procedure used to slim the face and sometimes treat TMJ. In people who grind their teeth or frequently chew gum or otherwise use the muscle, it can become overgrown and cause a bulky appearance of the lower face. Botox helps slowly weaken the muscle without hindering the necessary uses and movements. Considering Botox normally kicks in within a week, many people ask, “Why does masseter Botox take so long to work?”It may take multiple sessions of undergoing Botox to achieve the desired results. This is because the masseter is a large muscle and it cannot be fully treated. Fully treating the muscle would make it difficult to talk, chew, and use the jaw. Obviously, this is not acceptable. Therefore, the masseter must be strategically dosed. This can make the results seem to take longer.

Variations in results of masseter Botox treatments

For TMJ, patients may see some more mild improvement before the cosmetic benefits kick in. However, every patient is different and will metabolize the Botox at different rates. Therefore, how long it takes the results to come in can vary from person to person.
 

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What Do Breast Surgery Scars Look Like?

By | Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast, Breast Reduction
The appearance of breast surgery scars will vary based on the specific procedure and the patient’s healing process. For most breast surgeries, the scars can be hidden underneath a bra or swimsuit. However, scars on the breasts themselves are not always avoidable. Let’s look at the question, “What do breast surgery scars look like?”Breast augmentation scars are among the most discreet. There are a few options, but the two most common are an incision underneath the inframammary fold or the underarm. The incision is generally only a few centimeters long. It tends to heal well and become discreet for most patients.Breast lift and breast reduction scars are more extensive. The traditional technique involves an incision around the areola, vertically down the breast, and through the fold. While bras should completely cover these scars, there usually is some degree of visible scarring.Some patients will see less scarring than others based on their medical history and healing process. Patients prone to raised or dark scarring will likely see scars stick around longer, even if they heal better than usual. Patients who smoke will heal slower and tend to experience more and worsened scarring.To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561 or reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.