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Relieve jaw pain and teeth clenching with Masseter Botox at Dolce Vita Wellness & Medical Spa

It’s a common occurrence to have troubles with pain, alignment and a square appearing jawline. For most, this is a result of overuse of the masseter muscle in the jaw that controls our ability to chew. Individuals often clench or excessively grind their teeth, causing an enlarged masseter muscle that can lead to headaches, severe discomfort and more. The medical professionals at Dolce Vita Wellness & Medical Spa are able to remedy many symptoms through Masseter Botox, where they ultimately decrease the masseter muscle and achieve aesthetically pleasing results.

Treatment length – 10 minutes, 
Post treatment – Bruising, pain, redness or swelling
Expect results – 1-2 weeks
Results last – Maintenance needed every 3-6 months

What is Masseter Botox?

Used in many procedures, Botox is a neurotoxin that blocks the nerve signals relayed to muscles. With an enlarged masseter muscle, Botox injections cause the muscle to relax for aesthetic and medical purposes.

What causes the masseter muscle to grow?

Several common mouth movements cause the masseter muscle to become enlarged including clenching the jaw, chewing gum, and grinding teeth. This can cause the jaw to appear square shaped or make the face appear wider. Medical conditions including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and bruxism are also affected by changes to the masseter muscle, which can be reduced with Botox.

How to expect?

Initially, a medical expert with Dolce Vita will examine the jaw, masseter muscles, and mouth to ensure Botox is the right treatment option. The treatment takes about 10 minutes where both sides of the face are assessed and the appropriate number of units of Botox are injected into each side of the face.

The results of Botox will not be immediate and can take up to two weeks before the jaw relaxes. For cosmetic purposes, it may take multiple treatments before the muscle atrophies and shrinks resulting in a slimmer looking face.

 

Are there any side effects to be concerned about?

Botox can cause some side effects including bruising, pain, redness and swelling. With Masseter Botox, additional side effects are possible: jaw muscles may feel weaker; asymmetrical smile; dry mouth; and paradoxical bulging.

How do I book an appointment?

Dolce Vita Wellness & Medical Spa is located on Rancharrah Parkway in Reno and is open seven days a week. You can book an appointment at Dolce Vita right here. You can also meet our team of experts and even inquire about the possibility of financing for your procedures. At Dolce Vita, we believe that a trip to the spa should not just be a once-a-year luxury but something that you can integrate into your life in ways that serve as powerful tools for creating more vitality and confidence.

If you are interested or thinking about Masseter Botox or other procedures, Dolce Vita Wellness & Medical Spa in Reno is a great resource to check out and a safe place to explore its benefits!

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