MASSETER BOTOX BELLEVUE & KIRKLAND | JAW BOTOX BELLEVUE & KIRKLAND
BOTOX injections have a reputation for addressing fine lines and wrinkles in the upper face. It also has certain uses in treating medical conditions like migraines and hyperhidrosis. As studies continue, more cosmetic and medical indications of BOTOX continue to emerge. One of these treatments is the BOTOX lip flip which is an alternative for lip filler and causes the upper lip to show more. This can treat a thin upper lip. One treatment that bridges both the cosmetic and medical treatments is masseter BOTOX. Also called jaw BOTOX, it can slim the face and treat TMJ as well as other conditions. The injectors at Northwest Face & Body provide the best jaw BOTOX Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
OVERVIEW: WHAT IS JAW BOTOX?
Neurotoxin injections into the jaw usually involve injecting BOTOX into the masseter muscle. The masseter muscle is the facial muscle responsible for raising the lower jaw. In certain situations, the masseter can become overdeveloped and particularly strong. While there is nothing wrong with this, it can physically widen the face. This can happen in people who chew gum frequently. However, it is most common in people with TMJ or who grind their teeth.
TMJ is a condition that involves dysfunction of normal jaw movement. This can cause pain, clicking and locking of the jaw, and can interfere with eating. Additionally, teeth grinding can occur for several reasons, but may cause the masseter to become overdeveloped. The plastic surgeons and injectors at Northwest Face & Body can administer Bellevue BOTOX to treat these cosmetic and medical concerns.
As described, masseter BOTOX can aid in the treatment of various concerns. The most common application is using it to thin the jaw muscle for non-surgical facial slimming. Among the medical and cosmetic conditions that jaw BOTOX can address include:
- Overdeveloped masseter muscle
- Reduce the size of the masseter muscle to slim the jaw/face
- Prevent teeth grinding
- Treat TMJ and associated pain
- Reduce headaches caused by TMJ or teeth grinding
- Contour a square jaw
- Address facial or jaw asymmetry
- Slim the face
There are many benefits of masseter BOTOX in Bellevue. Along with possible pain relief from various conditions, the procedure can also produce noticeable cosmetic benefits. The treatment is also generally quick. Some of the advantages and benefits of jaw BOTOX include:
- Alter face shape for a slimmer face
- More proportional facial features
- Reduction in projection of the jaw
- Relief from jaw pain caused by TMJ or teeth grinding
- Alleviate other painful symptoms such as headaches, tooth pain, and ear pain
- Reduces or ceases unnecessary jaw movement
- Can achieve the “V-shaped” jaw
- Quick treatment
- Nearly painless
- No downtime
- Low risk
HOW BOTOX WORKS
BOTOX is an injectable, crystalline form of Botulinum toxin A. This toxin is derived from the same toxin as the one that causes botulism. However, BOTOX cannot cause botulism. When injected by a licensed provider and using verified product, you can get the full benefit of BOTOX injections.
The BOTOX toxin blocks signals sent to the injection sites. It then causes temporary and partial paralysis of the muscles or nerves where it is injected. This prevents specific movements, such as the ones that cause pain or teeth grinding. In the case of facial slimming, the BOTOX eventually thins and wears down the masseter muscle for a longer lasting slim look.
MASSETER BOTOX BEFORE AND AFTER
Before undergoing Bellevue masseter BOTOX injections, you will meet with an injector or plastic surgeon at Northwest Face & Body. Your provider will ask about your goals for the procedure and concerns. They may then as relevant questions about your medical history and lifestyle to ensure you can receive the best results from BOTOX. In the end, they will examine your jaw and face to determine if you are a good candidate.
Since jaw BOTOX is a quick procedure, your provider may inject the BOTOX at the same appointment. Otherwise, they will discuss the procedure, the likely number of units, and the results you can expect.
To begin the injections, your provider will offer a topical anesthetic to numb the area. If you choose topical anesthetic, they will prepare the BOTOX while you numb. This takes on average about ten or twenty minutes. If you decide to forego anesthesia, your provider will proceed with cleaning and sanitizing the injection site with alcohol.
Your provider will then perform the injections. There are about four different injection sites that your provider may use to achieve your goals. The exact sites and techniques will vary between patients. Your provider will inject on each side, possibly focusing more on one if you have notable asymmetry.
The injections can take anywhere from ten to thirty minutes based on the specifics of your masseter BOTOX in Bellevue. You should remain comfortable during treatment and can immediately return to your daily activities.
Everyone here was so nice and helpful, really made me feel nice. Offered complimentary drinks and everyone was so friendly. My nurse was soooooo great she made me feel beautiful!Sara
It’s my third visit here. I come for Botox only at this point. I’m always happy with the results. The ladies always suggest fair unit amount. Plus you get little discount if come back. I would suggest this place to anyone who is interested in Botox.Katerina
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Jaw BOTOX does not require any downtime. Patients can return to work and their activities as soon as they leave the office. Your provider may recommend avoiding exercise or getting too hot for around twenty four hours after the procedure. You should also avoid touching the area too much.
Over the next couple of days, you may notice some minor side effects like bruising and pain at the injection sites. It is also normal to feel some stiffness in the jaw as the BOTOX begins to take effect. Overall, the BOTOX should kick in and side effects subside in two weeks.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Long Does Masseter BOTOX Last?
The amount of time patients can enjoy their BOTOX will vary widely between patients. Factors such as your metabolism, lifestyle, number of units of BOTOX received, and environmental influences can all determine how long BOTOX lasts.
In general, patients see their masseter BOTOX last for around six months. Some patients may see masseter BOTOX last for up to a year. Due to the way masseter BOTOX works, it slowly thins the masseter muscle, which can lead to better results with each treatment. In some cases, patients can refresh their BOTOX less once they reach the results they want.
Is BOTOX For TMJ Covered By Insurance?
Some insurance companies may cover BOTOX for the treatment of TMJ. This will vary between company and plan. At Northwest Face & Body, we do not accept insurance for BOTOX injections. However, we do accept outside financing options such as Care Credit. Patients can also sign up for the BOTOX rewards program to save money on their injections over time.
Does It Hurt?
BOTOX injections may cause some mild discomfort. Most patients do not find the injections overly painful. Your provider will also offer a numbing gel that can be applied prior to the BOTOX treatment.
Will It Be Hard To Eat?
Once the BOTOX takes full effect, you should not find it difficult to eat or carry out other normal activities using your jaw. However, in the two weeks following the injections, you may feel some temporary stiffness or pain while chewing. This will go away in two weeks or less.
Is The Jaw Thinning Permanent?
BOTOX will eventually wear off. Although, with continued treatment, you may see the masseter muscle begin to thin. While you can certainly build the muscle back up again, this may allow you to undergo fewer treatments or cease them. If the overdevelopment of the masseter muscle occurred due to a particular issue such as teeth grinding, you will need to continue BOTOX to prevent this from happening again.
How Much Is BOTOX For Massester Injections?
BOTOX pricing varies based on the number of units you need and other specifics of the procedure. Generally, patients can expect to spend between $200 and $500 for masseter BOTOX in Kirkland. Your provider will likely begin with fewer units to gauge how many units you will need to see the best results.
You can find pricing information on our price list and receive a preliminary quote on our Price Simulator™. Your injector will discuss pricing after determining the number of units necessary during your consultation.
THE BEST BOTOX FOR JAW SLIMMING IN BELLEVUE AND KIRKLAND AT THE GALLERY OF COSMETIC SURGERY
The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery is a plastic surgery clinic located in Lynnwood, WA. For over a decade, The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery has offered premier injectable services to the Eastside and beyond. Our injectors have experience and expertise treating several cosmetic and medical concerns using BOTOX injections. Our injection experts also provide dermal fillers, Kybella, and hair restoration services. Northwest Face & Body offers the best masseter BOTOX Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Our plastic surgeons and injectors have decades of experience performing BOTOX and have pioneered the use of BOTOX for facial slimming. The injection team consists of both physicians and physician-trained physicians assistants and nurses who offer the gold standard of BOTOX injections.