Jaw Reduction or Square Jaw Reduction
Some patients are predisposed to having large, pronounced jawlines. Dr. Rothfeld uses Botox as a non-surgical treatment to relax and weaken the masseter muscles, which also slims the lower face.
* Patients often complain about heaviness to their lower face as they get older, and this is often due to an enlargement of their masseter muscle. This muscle gets bigger either through genetic predisposition to enlargement or through continuous exercise via teeth grinding and clenching.
As the masseter muscle enlarges and the jawline becomes more square and pronounced, a woman's face becomes more masculine in appearance. Botox treatment of teeth grinding can help to diminish the robust or asymmetrical appearance of the jawline.
Botox injections are a safe and effective way to reduce the masseter muscles, which in turn helps to break the nighttime grinding habit.
Dr. Rothfeld will examine your TMJ and masseter muscles during your initial consultation and inject Botox if you are a candidate.
The jaw reduction treatment does not result in weakness of the bite or chewing, and is often maintained even if no further injections are done after the first year of treatment.
Non-surgical Jaw Reduction is an ideal solution for patients suffering from TMD or simply unhappy with a large or square jaw. It takes several treatments, but the results are significant and may become permanent after a few sessions.