Botox does work well to help
alleviate bruxism and teeth grinding by
softening and weakening the masseter muscle. The Botox treatment can last up to
Botox will also improve then shape and contour of the masseter by causing
should be done in the hands of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist.
Botox is a great treatment for the masseter muscles. It should relax this area for up to 4 months. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
How long does Botox last for masseters
Botox results usually last 3-4 months but I find that with the masseters the results can last longer, up to 6 months, especially after the patient has had a few treatments. So plan for 3-4 months, and hope for 4-6 months.
The effects of Botox last for 3-4 months. This is how often you should get the injection. You should also get a sleep test to exclude possible sleeping disorders. I do this as a routine for all patients with clenching. Clenching is a sleeping disorder that is often associated with and caused by sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder. Botox injection is a symptomatic remedy not treatment.
Botox for Masseter Muscles
Botox usually lasts 3-4 months, so you should be able to be treated again after 3-4 months when the Botox begins to wear off. I suggest consulting with an experienced dermatologist. Best, Dr. Emer
the masseter is a large and powerful muscle and you may need a larger dose but generally it should be done about every 12 weeks to keep from having the problem with bruxism
Thanks for your
question. This is a question that we get asked often by our patients.
As far as Botox treatments, muscle hyperactivity would likely require
treatment 3 times a year. Botox effects can last anywhere from 4-6 months
and with recurrent treatments, this will lead to mild atrophy of the muscle,
and some prolongation of Botox's effects. Botox effects are never
permanent, however, if you elected to stop, your muscle would hypertrophy back
to its original size. These are advanced techniques so be sure to get an
experienced cosmetic dermatologist consultation for recommendations and
Botox for masseter hypertrophy or bruxism
Botox typically lasts anywhere between 3-4 months. You should get a subsequent treatment at those time intervals. After a few treatment sessions, you will see that one of the the chewing muscles (masseter) will shrink and your lower face will look more narrowed. After a few treatment sessions (2-4), you can start spacing the repeat Botox treatments out to every 4-6 months. You should follow-up with your physician to come up with a long-term treatment plan. Best wishes!
How often should masseter Botox be redone?
I am glad to hear that Botox is helping to provide you relief from your jaw clenching. The Botox you were given will last about 3-4 months, so that is when you will need to be redosed. After 3-4 treatments you can usually start spacing that out more as the muscle weakens. It's also important to discuss the timeline with your physician injector in order to maintain the result and relief you finally were able to get.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Glad to hear that your masseter Botox injections have worked so well!
Botox is typically redosed every 3 months. However, after several treatments, especially with masseter muscles injections, you will notice that the effects will last longer and future injections can be delayed to every 5-6 months.
Best of luck