Why You Should Consider Masseter Muscle Botox: 5 Benefits with Skin Technique

Botox is often misunderstood — from unnatural stereotypical looks to expressionless ones.

At Skin Technique, in Vancouver, we understand this is a common concern for our clients. This is why our goal is to Honour Your Natural Beauty. We work tirelessly to personalize your treatment plan. The results speak for themselves.

In addition, Botox isn’t only done around the eyes. It can also be administered to the cheeks, neck, armpit and even hands.

This article will explain how Botox works.

What is the Mechanism of Masseter Muscle Botox?


botox on cheeks

Myths about neuromodulators


In our bodies, one of the many chemical messengers we have is known as Acetylcholine (Ach). Ach facilitates communication between nerve cells and various types of cells, including muscle cells and neurons. When Ach interacts with muscles, it triggers muscle contractions.

But Botulinum toxin disrupts this process.

By blocking the action of Ach, it prevents muscle contractions and allows the muscles to relax. This effectively addresses fine lines and wrinkles. But note that the use of Botox requires precision and expertise, as it must be administered in controlled, small doses by skilled professionals.

What sets Botox apart is its temporary nature, eliminating concerns about permanent effects. This means multiple follow-up treatments are necessary to maintain the desired results.


Masseter Botox for Face Slimming

masseter muscle botox before and after

Masseter Muscle Botox [Before and After]

While we love a great round face, we understand it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Botox injected into the masseter muscle allows for a slimmer face structure.

This is a good option, especially if you don’t want a surgical procedure.


Masseter Botox for Asymmetry

When Botox relaxes the masseter muscles on both sides of the face, it leads to a more defined and overall balanced facial shape.


Masseter Botox for Teeth Grinding

Have you ever caught yourself or someone you know grinding their teeth a lot, especially while asleep? This is dangerous for several reasons, such as dental issues and facial discomfort. 

Botox in the masseter muscle makes it relax and weaken for a period, which helps to eliminate the tension. It also relieves the pain in the jaw, neck, and teeth.


Masseter Botox for Headaches

If your jaw feels tight or you grind your teeth often, you might experience frequent headaches.

Botox in the masseter causes relaxation, leading to reduced headaches. No headaches mean a better quality of life.


Masseter Botox for Excessive Clenching

Because the masseter muscle is one of the many muscles involved in chewing, it can tire out easily depending on individual habits. But it doesn’t only tire out itself, it affects the closest joint to it: the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Problems with the TMJ can then lead to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). 

Getting Botox relaxes this jaw/cheek region and alleviates symptoms from TMD.


Visit Us at Skin Technique

Located at Vancouver, British Columbia, Skin Technique is your go-to for the best Botox in town.

Our professionals also had this to say:

“We encourage patients to be open-minded, especially to a treatment plan they might have not initially thought about, but we recommend to help achieve their injectable goal quicker.”

Whether you’re considering masseter muscle Botox or you’re fully ready for a treatment plan, schedule a consultation with us to discuss your options.

We’re excited to chat with you!


Skin Technique