The specialists at Indian Hills carefully select every treatment we offer to ramp up radiant beauty. While many of our treatments are cosmetic, we take things a step further for patients to feel as good as they look. Masseter Botox in Tuscaloosa gives patients the best of both worlds by relieving pain and providing a smoother, more sculpted appearance! Get to know the clinical and cosmetic sides of one of our favorite specialty treatments!
Cosmetic Uses for Masseter Botox
Patients and providers agree that Botox is easily one of the greatest cosmetic advancements of the last century. Every day, it seems like there are more and more uses for this amazing injection. From your lips to your jawline, forehead, and more, the benefits of Botox are almost endless!
Slimmer, Sculpted Jawlines
The treatment can help create a more defined and slimmer facial structure. By relaxing the muscles in your upper jaw, Botox provides a sculpted appearance without looking too overpronounced. This creates refined, sculpted looks that refine and rejuvenate your appearance. We also recommend masseter Botox alongside other treatments like dermal fillers to promote overall facial harmony and symmetry.
Clinical Uses for Masseter Botox
Botox was actually first introduced as a clinical treatment to relieve muscle tension. Since its early days, this botulinum toxin has come a long way. Smoother facial lines and sculpted jawlines are great. But our masseter Botox in Tuscaloosa provides results that feel just as good as they look. These are some of the common clinical concerns we address at Indian Hills:
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
This dysfunction can affect the jaw hinge and the surrounding muscles. If left unchecked, TMJ can cause migraines, shoulder or neck pain, intense jaw stiffness, popping, and increasing pain in your jaw.
A 2015 study found that patients saw improvements in the frequency, duration, and intensity of episodes with Botox injections. As we continue to research TMJ and the uses of Botox, we find that many people can benefit from a few units for many reasons.
Botox can help bring this condition to a grinding halt. A 2019 review found that Botox safely reduced pain and the frequency of episodes for people with severe bruxism. It’s also worth noting that Botox was found to be more effective than traditional bruxism treatments, like mouthguards or medications. Before talking to our specialists, we recommend a check-up with your primary care physician. This ensures that you can safely and responsibly receive Botox injections.
Why Our Experienced Specialists Are Crucial
We love a good bargain too, but your health and beauty should never be determined by how affordable or available your injection specialist is. At Indian Hills, our patients get relief for their conditions and peace of mind for their pocketbooks. So we urge you to take the time and find the right provider. If you experience any of the following concerns after receiving your masseter Botox in Tuscaloosa, contact our office y:
Decrease in Bite Force
This means your jaw muscles will feel weaker than before, and you may have a harder time chewing and biting down. While uncommon at Indian Hills, this side effect occurred in 30% of patients in a 2017 study after receiving masseter Botox. We do everything we can to mitigate side effects like this by precisely measuring and placing every unit of Botox we inject.
If Botox is accidentally injected into nearby salivary glands, you may experience dry mouth for a few weeks after your injections. We carefully plan every injection to mitigate these side effects. Patient comfort is our top priority before, during, and after every treatment.
If your Botox injections are not positioned directly in the masseter, they will likely affect muscles involving facial expression instead of the masseter muscle itself. This results in asymmetrical facial movements. Telltale signs of this include crooked smiles, frowns, and mixed signals to anyone reading your face. Even if you don’t notice a difference, our highly trained providers are happy to adjust your future injections if they notice any uneven facial movements.
Clinically Curated Beauty
At Indian Hills, we provide every patient with clinically proven cosmetic procedures designed to help everyone look and feel their best. Whether you’re tired of grinding your teeth, or just looking to refine your jawline, our injection specialists are excited to plan your masseter Botox in Tuscaloosa! Get the ball rolling by scheduling your consultation, or check out our procedure match tool to mix and match the right treatments for you.