Got Botox injection in my masseter for jaw reduction, should I be feeling sore in my jaws?
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Botox for the masseter
Thank you for your question avemarias. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. Botox can be placed in the masseter muscle in the lower face to address the shape of the lower face. Some people may experience soreness after a treatment and others may not. The peak effects are seen at two weeks after a treatment, although to atrophy the masseter multiple rounds of treatment may be required. Please follow up with your doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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Consider yourself lucky! I had the same procedure done, and I was definitely sore for about a week. The fact that you are not sore does not mean the Botox will not work.
Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.
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No not really
Thanks for the question. Everyone reacts different to injections and treatments. Having no discomfort is a bonus, it does not mean the treatment did not work. It will take a week, but up to a month to start noticing the effects. Good Luck
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