Neurotoxins for Masseters | Washington, D.C., & Arlington
Get Relief for Your
Jaw Tension & Pain
With careful injections of neurotoxins into the major paired jaw muscles—called the masseter muscles—Dr. Cabin dramatically decrease or even eliminate your pain and discomfort related to TMJ disorder.
Neurotoxins for Masseters:
What Is It?
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder or TMD) is an increasingly common problem in our stressful, modern world.
Usually a result of teeth grinding or clenching in sleep, this sub-conscious muscle flexing generates a large force within this delicate joint, leading to a wide array of uncomfortable symptoms — most commonly headaches, ear pain and tightness or locking of the jaw.
Neurotoxins for masseters is a non-surgical procedure that typically helps patients get a more balanced facial appearance.
However, this injectable treatment can also help alleviate pain and other issues associated with jaw clenching and teeth grinding (bruxism) when injected into the masseter muscles—the muscles responsible for chewing and clenching.
How Injectables Help
Once Dr. Cabin has diagnosed the root cause of your jaw pain and determined that neurotoxins can help, he’ll inject the neurotoxin into your masseter muscles. The neurotoxins will temporarily relax these muscles, reducing their ability to contract.
This relaxation of your masseter muscles relieves the strain on your jaw joint and surrounding structures, which reduces your jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Simultaneously, the treated masseters gradually slim down due to their inactivity, which results in a more proportionate facial appearance.
Most importantly, this treatment gently reduces the strength of your masseter muscle group over time, lessening its ability to generate the large force, or contraction, that causes you pain.
Do You Need Neurotoxins for Masseters?
If you experience jaw clenching or teeth grinding (bruxism) or desire a more balanced facial appearance, you might be an excellent candidate for neurotoxins for masseters treatment.
This non-surgical solution is especially suitable if you:
- Have well-defined masseter muscles that contribute to an overly square or robust lower face
- Want to relax and reshape your masseter muscles to create a more balanced, attractive jawline
- Need to reduce excessive muscle contractions to alleviate the discomfort associated with your bruxism or TMJ disorder
Dr. Cabin's expertise in neurotoxins for masseters treatment ensures that your unique concerns are addressed with precision and care. Whether you're seeking functional improvement or facial contouring, Dr. Cabin can guide you through a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.
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After undergoing neurotoxins for masseters treatment, you can anticipate a relatively straightforward recovery process.
You might experience some mild tenderness at the injection site, but this discomfort is usually short-lived and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Swelling, if any, is minimal and typically resolves within a few days.
The results of your treatment will gradually become noticeable over the course of a week or two as the neurotoxin takes effect and the masseter muscles begin to relax. You may observe a reduction in jaw tension and clenching, contributing to a more comfortable daily experience.
Moreover, as the muscles become less prominent, you'll likely notice a gradual refinement of your jawline, achieving a softer and more balanced facial appearance.
Dr. Cabin's expertise ensures that your treatment is tailored to your specific needs and that you enjoy a comfortable recovery and the long-term benefits of a more relaxed jaw.