Alternative Uses for Neurotoxins: Facial Slimming and Relieving Jaw Pain

You have probably heard of the neurotoxin Botox and associate it with smoothing forehead lines and wrinkles. Botox, along with other neurotoxins such as Dysport and Xeomin, are also good at relaxing other troublesome muscles.

Facial Slimming

One way to slim the appearance of your face is to inject a neurotoxin into the masseter muscle, which is the muscle responsible for the chewing action of your jaw. The neurotoxin will reduce the size of the muscle, which will in turn slim your face. This will change what was once a square shaped jaw into a more oval or heart-shaped face. Masseter reduction or jawline slimming is a simple and effective procedure to create a slim and more feminine jawline.

Relieving TMJ Pain/Clenching/Grinding

Neurotoxins can help many patients with pain in the mouth and jaw, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. TMJ is the medical term for teeth grinding. Many individuals unknowingly clench or grind their teeth during the day while they are stressed, concentrating, or worried. Many other people grind their teeth at night. The goal in using the neurotoxins is to substantially weaken the muscles and reduce the hyperactivity of the jaw. Keeping the muscle weak for a prolonged period of time makes it likely that patients will break the habit of grinding their teeth, which will break the pain cycle.

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