Teeth grinding, commonly known as Bruxism, is the unconscious clenching of the teeth, either when awake or asleep, which can lead to jaw pain and increased tooth sensitivity. Teeth grinding can be caused by a variety of reasons, including stress, anxiety and sleep problems. The masseter muscle, used in chewing, when overused, can cause a square-looking jaw. The square jaw can actually look good on some men, but it’s a different matter if it’s the demure feminine jawline that you are looking for.
By injecting Botox® (Botulinum Toxin Type A) into the masseter muscle we are able to reduce the strength and size of the muscle resulting in a softer angle at the jaw, a less square jaw and a more youthful oval face. The procedure has no downtime and patients generally notice softening of the masseter muscle at one week and softening of the jaw line at around 6-8 weeks. To maintain the results, six monthly treatments are normally recommended.
Results may vary from person to person
3 - 6 months