Huge Mentalist muscle. Any suggestions? (photos)
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Mentalis and Botox
Botox is an option to relax the mentalis muscle, I use it a fare bit on patients who strain their chin and have dimpling. It is possible botox to the mentalis could really help you soften the chin and achieve the results you are looking for.
I would need to have a little more information before deciding what to recommend for you. For example, it looks like in the photo your mentalis is contracted. If you relax your chin, can you still close your lips? Also, is your TMJ due to jaw asymmetries or more to teeth grinding and stress?
You can always try botox and if you don't like it, the effects will wear off.
You can use botox in the mentalis to soften the muscle without paralyzing the muscle.
Hope this helps!
Large mentalis, Botox?
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Thank you for your question Faithlu. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. In the lower face a small amount of Botox can be placed in the mentalis muscle on the chin to help with dimpling. Caution must be taken as if the Botox spreads to the adjacent DLI muscle a temporary asymmetric smile can result. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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I do not think a chin implant is going to help this.
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The mentalis muscle is a paired muscle which creates an upward movement of the chin. We often treat this muscle as it can create a "pebbly" chin appearance similar to a golf ball. It can also be treated, as in your case, to minimize a pronounced muscle. We typically start with 4-6 units of botox (although some patients may need 8-10 units) and it works quite well.
Best of luck.
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