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Why Does Masseter Botox Take So Long To Work?

By June 26, 2023 No Comments
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. 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. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us or reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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ABOUT DR. JONOV
ABOUT DR. JONOV
Dr. Craig Jonov specializes in plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body and has decades of experience providing the top surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services.