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Masseter Injections

A Slimmer and Shapely Jaw

Masseter reduction, also known as jawline slimming, is a cosmetic treatment that has gained popularity due to its simplicity and effectiveness. A shapely and streamlined facial structure with a sleek jaw can shave years off your face in no time.

Through masseter injections, you have the option of actively slimming down your jawline with the help of the premium-grade wrinkle relaxers. Aura Aesthetics is a premier Portland med spa, and we’ve helped many clients achieve their aesthetic goals through our customized procedures. Contact us to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.

What causes the jawline to look bulky?

The masseter is a large muscle that is located in the side of our face and goes down to our jaws. It is integral to facilitate the chewing motion when we eat. Typically, the masseter muscle tapers down in a V-shape from our face towards our jaw, making us look youthful and beautiful.

But sometimes, hereditary factors can result in an enlarged masseter muscle. Additionally, excessive grinding or clenching of the teeth can lead to an overuse of the masseter muscle, making it bigger in size.

An enlarged masseter muscle can make your jaw look puffy.

What is the masseter Injection procedure?

The masseter injection is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to help reduce the appearance of an enlarged masseter muscle. We use a neurotoxin like Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, or Xeomin to prevent the swelling of your masseter muscle by temporarily reducing activity in the jaw region.

Neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, or Xeomin are made from different strains of the botulinum toxin. They work on the procedure site by temporarily stopping neural signals from reaching the procedure site and preventing excessive movement.

When you receive the masseter injection, the neuromodulator in the injection essentially freezes the muscles temporarily.

As the jaw region experiences lesser neural messages, you will notice:

  • Fewer instances of teeth grinding/clenching
  • Less swelling in the masseter muscle
  • Improved contour of your jawline and facial structure
  • Reduced chances of jaw pain (due to less clenching of the jaw)

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Masseter Injections Overview

Preparing for the procedure

When you visit Aura Aesthetics, your highly-experienced medical provider will first check your medical history to make sure you are eligible for the injections. Masseter injections are very safe, and anyone over the age of 18 can undergo them.

The next step will consist of a thorough evaluation of your facial and jaw structure to identify the treatment plan that works best for you.

During the procedure

The masseter injection procedure is a quick procedure that can be done in 30-40 minutes time. You will be asked to sit down on the procedure chair, and we will administer local numbing to make the procedure more comfortable for you.

Next, your medical provider will inject small quantities of the neuromodulator into the treatment site. Once the procedure is complete, you may feel a slight stiffness in the jaw region. You may also notice minor bruising or tenderness where the injections went in but these symptoms will go away in relatively short order.

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Recovering from masseter Injections

Masseter injections have no downtime. You can return to your normal routine immediately. You are advised to limit facial muscle movement for a few hours after the procedure to allow your injection to take effect. We will provide you with post-treatment instructions for you to follow.

You will begin to notice the results of the masseter injections within 7-10 days of the procedure. Your jaw will look slimmer and shapelier. The results of the masseter injections last for about 3-6 months, and you can always visit us at Aura Aesthetics in Portland for follow-up treatment sessions.

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Portland, OR 97229