Botulinum toxin injection is the most popular non-surgical aesthetic procedure worldwide and without a doubt an effective approach to the treatment of signs of ageing. Additionally, it can be used for facial sculpting if injected into the correct muscle groups. The efficacy of this is supported by multiple case reports and studies in literature. At One Clinic MD, the only neurotoxin used is Botox Cosmetic® which is the gold-standard in the field of aesthetic medicine with extensive research and development, and proven safety and is injected by highly trained and qualified physicians.
Conditions It Treats
- TMJ pain syndrome
- Masseter enlargement
- Square jaw
Risks & adverse effects
Botox Cosmetic® treatments in particular are one of the safest non-surgical procedures performed when injected by a highly trained qualified physician. It provides a temporary effect. The single most important adverse effect is botulism which can occur as a result of improper dose injection causing difficulty with swallowing and breathing. The main complication of Botox Cosmetic® injections is procedural, in that “unwanted results” may occur. These may include temporary facial nerve paralysis, facial asymmetry and restricted smile in this particular treatment. As such a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy is essential and will lessen the risk of occurrence of these events. There may be redness, pain and swelling associated with the site of injection which is all short-lived and spontaneously resolves. There is a possibility of bruising, as is with every injection which will resolve within 7-10 days. To minimize this, we ask our patients to avoid the use of blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen family of medications, vitamin E, ginseng, unless as directed by your physician. Our doctors will provide further instructions to you in case of bruising to speed recovery time and resolution. At One Clinic MD, your safety and satisfaction with your results is our first and foremost priority.
How Does It Work?
Botulinum toxin injected into masseters will effectively sculpt the jawline by relaxing the muscle and thereby reducing thickness. This will in effect ease symptoms of teeth grinding and other related TMJ pain syndrome issues.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- The presence of an active skin condition in the treatment area
- History of/or active neuromuscular disease
Frequently Asked Questions
No cosmetic procedures are covered by extended health insurance, but you can always contact your insurance company to inquire further.
The masseter muscle size will gradually return to its normal state.
In theory, this is always a possibility with masseter injections if larger than needed doses are injected.
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