Masseter Botox Woodbridge

Masseter Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that involves injecting Botulinum Toxin Type A into the masseter muscle located at the angle of the jaw. The masseter is one of the muscles that helps you chew and is located on the side of your face and connects your cheekbone to your lower jawbone. 

When Botox is injected into the masseter, it’s called masseter Botox and is sometimes referred to as jaw Botox. This treatment uses botulinum toxin to temporarily block nerve signals in the masseter and as a result, the muscle is unable to move. Unlike traditional Botox treatments for wrinkles and fine lines, Masseter Botox requires larger doses of Botox and deeper injections to reach the masseter muscles. 

Ultimately, this treatment will result in the relaxation of overactive jaw muscles which will lead to a slimmer and more angular facial structure and reduce any associated tension and discomfort. 

Does this sound like a treatment you are interested in? Sculpt Medispa can provide you with more information because we are experts when it comes to this treatment and always provide our clients with honest details regarding our services. We are passionate about our work and are committed to our clients in Woodbridge. We will discuss if this treatment is right for you and if you are deemed a suitable candidate, we will then discuss what you can expect from this procedure.

What is Masseter Botox used for?

In order to decide if masseter Botox is right for you, you must first understand what it is used for. We typically recommend this treatment to help with any of the following:

  • managing teeth grinding
  • reducing jaw tension, clenching and pain
  • relieving headaches
  • contouring a square jaw
  • creating a balanced facial shape

If you are a suitable candidate for this treatment, we will discuss what you can expect before, during and after the procedure. We want our customers to be informed and will always take the time to answer your questions and address your concerns. We will provide you with detailed answers and will make sure you are aware of the process. 

We prioritize client satisfaction and want you to feel comfortable throughout your treatment and will always take the time to provide you with the answers you need.

What to Expect:
Before the procedure. 

We will first schedule a consultation to ask you questions about your goals and concerns. You will learn all about the procedure and we will discuss if you are a suitable candidate for masseter Botox and how you can prepare for this treatment. 

We will examine your jaw and face and will determine the injection site and the number of syringes you need. We can also discuss what you may look like over time and the cost of this treatment.

During the procedure. 

One of our highly trained, certified and professional team members here in Woodbridge will clean your skin to reduce the risk of infection. We may use topical anesthesia to numb the area if we feel this is necessary. We will then prepare a syringe with the botulinum toxin and the syringe will have a very thin needle. 

We will insert the needle into your masseter muscle and will slowly withdraw the needle as we inject the toxin. We may repeat this procedure on the other side and the number of syringes we use will depend on what we are treating. 

The procedure will usually take about 15 minutes to complete.

After the treatment. 

This treatment does not require any recovery time and you will be able to return to your usual activities after your treatment. There are certain things you must avoid however for 24 hours after your treatment including rubbing the treated area, placing pressure on the treated area and exercise. These actions can cause the toxin to spread to other parts of your face.


Most patients will see full results in about a week although some people may notice results within 1 to 3 days. 

We remind our clients that the effects of Botox are temporary and tend to last about three to four months. You can maintain the results however by repeating the procedure and we will discuss a suitable schedule if you are interested.

Benefits of Masseter Botox
Reduces teeth grinding. 

Teeth grinding can sometimes be treated with mouth guards and lifestyle changes but if you grind your teeth constantly and suffer from severe bruxism, Botox injections may be a great solution. Masseter Botox can be highly effective in these situations because this treatment will weaken the masseter and relax the jaw. 

It will stop your jaw and teeth from clenching involuntarily and will reduce symptoms like a tight jaw, pain in your neck, face or jaw and tooth sensitivity or pain. Dull headaches and ear pain are also symptoms that will be reduced.

Slimmer face shape. 

The masseter muscles can sometimes give your face a square shape and if you are unhappy with this aspect and want your face to look slimmer, masseter Botox can be an option. The weakening effect of Botox can reduce the size of your masseters which will create a slimmer V-shaped jawline. 

This is why masseter Botox is often called jaw reduction or masseter reduction when used for this purpose.

Reduces symptoms of TMJ. 

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) helps you chew and is a hinge that connects your lower jawbone to your skull. Problems with your TMJ are called temporomandibular joint disorder and when Botox is injected into the masseter, it can relax the muscle and help relieve TMJ symptoms including jaw pain, headaches, and poor range of motion in the jaw, TMJ damage and jaw locking.

Masseter Botox in Woodbridge! 

Working with our team will reduce the risk of complications because we are highly skilled and have years of experience in this industry. We will discuss your goals and will help you achieve the results you want.

Bottom Line

Masseter Botox is a very popular cosmetic procedure because it can help relieve teeth grinding and the associated tension and headaches. It can also help change the shape of a person’s face. 

Whether you suffer from bruxism as a result of stress or are simply unhappy with the appearance of your jaw and its shape, masseter Botox can help and we provide this service. We treat all of our patients with care and respect and have created a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our clients here in Woodbridge. 

We will listen to your concerns and will provide you with professional advice and recommendations. If you are interested in masseter Botox and are looking for this treatment near you in Woodbridge, contact us today to schedule you consultation!