Facial Slimming / Masseter Muscle (TMJ)

Facial Slimming / Masseter Muscle (TMJ)

Facial Slimming / Masseter Muscle (TMJ)

Facial Slimming

The masseter muscle is relaxed using a Botox/Dysport injection. Because the muscle isn’t being used and is instead at rest, it will gradually shrink (or atrophy) over time. It may increase in size by restricting its movement, just like working out any other muscle. It will shrink by limiting the movement of the muscles using Botox/Dysport to make the face look thinner.


Masseter Muscles

The masseter is one of the muscles that help you chew. It’s located on the side of your face and connects your cheekbone to your lower jawbone. When Botox is administered to the masseter, it is referred to as a masseter Botox. It’s also known as jaw Botox. The masseter is injected with botulinum toxin, which prevents nerve impulses from reaching the muscle. This will prevent the muscle from contracting.



The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), also known as the jaw joint, connects your mandible (lower jaw) to your skull. Botox/Dysport relieves jaw tension by paralyzing jaw muscles by stopping them from contracting in the powerful, sometimes unintentional, jaw movement that causes headaches and discomfort.

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