Should I inject Botox for masseter? (Photo)
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Botox for masseter reduction
Botox for Masseter
Thank you for your question Sharon. Botox is commonly used to treat wrinkles on the face. But it can be used to shape the face by slimming the lower face and creating more of a heart shaped face. The masseter is one of the muscles we use to bite and is located in the lower face. People with large masseters sometimes have a square appearance to the lower face. Botox injections of 20-40 units per side can be used to address this. Most people enjoy their results for three to four months. Another treatment to complement this desired appearance is Voluma on the cheeks. This will restore the youthful apple of the cheek and enhance the heart shaped facial structure even further. I recommend consulting with a doctor for specific advice. Good luck!
Should I inject Botox for masseter?
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Hi Sharon,It looks like you are a good candidate for Botox to slim down your face. We usually do 30 units per side. I would also recommend some filler in your chin. Once you have a stronger chin, your face will appear slimmer. The filler I would recommend is Voluma and it's indicated to last 2 years.
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It does appear that you would benefit from Botox injections to your masseter muscle. Your face is more squared off and the Botox will help downsize the masseter muscle creating a slimmer, more oval facial appearance. I typically start with 20-25 units of Botox per side. You should expect more frequent treatments initially then longer duration of the Botox over time. You should notice a more oval facial appearance around 6 months if treatments are consistent. Please consult a board certified physician experienced in masseter botox injections. Best wishes.
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Botox injections to the masseter muscles are a great way to slim the bottom part of your face! I recommend at least 20-30 units per side at each treatment. I tell patients to expect to see a slimmer contour over a period of 6-12 months with consistent treatments.
Best of luck to you!
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A good starting dose is about 20 units. I find most patients require somewhere in the range of 20 to 30 units on each side to see a significant change.
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