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MASSETER (teeth grinding)

It is a botox procedure to the chewing muscle, also called Masseter Botox. Jaw botox (masseter botox) is performed for the treatment of teeth clenching, grinding or bruxism.

As a result of clenching teeth day and night in bruxism, both aesthetic and dental and jaw joint problems occur. Aesthetically, the masticatory muscle (masseter muscle) develops excessively in these people and there is a so-called square face appearance due to masseter hypertrophy. Women who have had masseter botox and chin botox especially want to improve the masculine appearance of the chin. These treatments are also called jaw tightening botox and teeth grinding botox.

Teeth grinding, What is the treatment for Bruxism?

The most popular treatment in the treatment of bruxism is the botox treatment for the chewing muscle, which is called tooth clenching botox or Masseter botox. Thanks to Masseter botox, patients’ teeth clenching problems are reduced and their comfort for life increases. Jaw pain, headache and neck pain are relieved.

HOW IS FACE BOTOX MADE?

Before the face botox application, a detailed image of the face and the area to be applied is taken. Considering the patient’s complaints and demands, the intervention is planned with the help of two-dimensional or three-dimensional simulations and the possible image that will occur after the operation is evaluated.

There is no need for any preliminary preparation before facial botox. Botox should not be applied to pregnant and breastfeeding women. Patients with high blood pressure, those who use blood thinners, those who have skin problems, those who have allergies, those who have undergone facial surgery before, and those who use any medication should definitely inform the doctor before the application.

Facial botox is injected into the muscles under the skin with the help of cannulas or fine-tipped needles. The application time is 15 – 30 minutes depending on the application area. varies between Since the application area is anesthetized with anesthetic gels and creams, pain is not felt during and after the procedure, only slight burning and pain can be felt, and these aches can be reduced by applying ice therapy (cold compress) to the injection areas.

Daily life is continued in the days after the application. However, for the first 2-3 days, heavy activities such as sports and saunas and extreme heat should be avoided, lying face down, botox areas should not be rubbed. Facial botox starts to show its effect in 2-3 days and the desired result is obtained up to 2 weeks.

In Botox applications; Although the risk of side effects is very low, numbness, pain, inflammation, redness, bruising, swelling and bleeding, dry mouth, headache and neck pain can be seen rarely in the application area. In addition, complaints such as itching, weakness, dizziness and rash were encountered in patients with allergy problems.

How is masseter botox (teeth grinding botox) done?

Teeth grinding botox is a painless application that takes 5-10 minutes. We recommend that there be 3 months between clenching botox and applied as 3-session packages. Each session weakens the masseter muscle and reduces the damage of clenching on the teeth and jaw joint. During the treatment of teeth clenching botox, how many units of botox are applied to each muscle, the place of application and the session intervals are determined specifically for the patient. Weakness in eating may be a problem in high-dose teeth grinding botox applications. For this reason, it is a special application that should be done in competent hands.

When is the effect seen after clenching botox (masseter botox)?

In the treatment of bruxism, the effect of botox begins 4-7 days after masseter botox. In the first days, very slight weakness may be felt during chewing. This will pass in a few days. Patients begin to benefit after the first chin botox, the effect will increase with each session. With each session, both the mass and strength of the masseter muscle will become more reasonable.

Can I have botox for wrinkles on my face while I have chin botox?

While performing chin botox, botox can be applied between the eyebrows, forehead and around the eyes in the same session.

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