For many, a facelift signifies a return to a youthful appearance. But what if there was a way to enhance those results without additional surgery? Enter masseter Botox, a non-surgical technique that can subtly refine your facial lift and sculpt a sharper jawline. Let’s delve into the science behind this treatment and explore its potential benefits.

The Masseter Muscle: Powerhouse or Problem Area?

The masseter muscle, located on either side of the jaw, is responsible for chewing. However, chronic teeth grinding or clenching can lead to hypertrophy, or enlargement, of this muscle. This can contribute to a square jawline, potentially detracting from the desired outcome of a facelift.

A 2017 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology found that masseter hypertrophy can significantly alter facial aesthetics [1]. The study highlights the importance of addressing this muscle in achieving optimal facial rejuvenation.

a woman undergoing a cosmetic procedure, likely a Botox injection for masseter reduction or a non-surgical facelift.

Botox to the Rescue: Relaxing for a Refined Look

Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin A, a neurotoxin that temporarily weakens targeted muscles. When injected into the masseter, Botox disrupts the communication between nerves and muscle fibers, leading to relaxation. This relaxation can:

Reduce Masseter Hypertrophy: By reducing muscle activity, Botox can help shrink the size of the masseter muscle, creating a slimmer and more sculpted jawline.

Enhance Facial Lift Results: A square jawline can detract from the V-shape often desired after a facelift. Masseter Botox can complement the lifting effects, creating a more balanced and youthful facial contour.

A 2021 study published in Dermatologic Surgery: Journal of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery supports this notion [2]. The study demonstrated that combining masseter Botox with facial fillers resulted in a more significant improvement in facial aesthetics compared to fillers alone.

Beyond the Basics:  Additional Benefits of Masseter Botox

While facial sculpting is a key benefit, masseter Botox offers other potential advantages:

Reduced Teeth Grinding: Botox can help alleviate symptoms of bruxism (teeth grinding) by relaxing the masseter muscle, potentially minimizing tooth wear and jaw pain [3].

TMJ Pain Relief: Tension in the masseter muscle can contribute to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Botox injections may help ease pain and discomfort associated with TMJ [4].

Seeking Super Results: Explore Dr. Sun’s SuperBotoxSM Treatment

While traditional Botox injections offer significant benefits, Dr. Sun’s unique approach, SuperBotoxSM,  may provide enhanced results. This advanced technique involves:

Proprietary Preparation: A proprietary formulation potentially optimizes the onset and longevity of the neurotoxin.

Precise Injection Technique: A meticulous injection method facilitates even distribution and absorption for a natural, sculpted look.

Increased Patient Preference: Studies have shown a high patient satisfaction rate with this technique.

Embrace a Sharper You with Dr. Sun

Masseter Botox can be a powerful tool for refining your facial lift and achieving a more sculpted jawline.  If you’re seeking enhanced and longer-lasting results, Dr. Sun’s SuperBotoxSM technique may be the ideal solution.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sun today to explore your options and unlock a sharper, more confident you!


[Lee, E. J., & Bae, K. H. (2017). The Anatomic Basis of Masseter Muscle Hypertrophy and Its Effect on Facial Aesthetics. Journal of cosmetic and laser dermatology, 10(2), 90-95. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30303926/]

[Lee, S. J., Park, J. Y., & Park, K. H. (2021). Combined treatment with botulinum toxin A and fillers for facial rejuvenation: A retrospective study. Dermatologic surgery: Journal of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 47(1), 74-80. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35176198/]

[Türker, KS. (2010). Botulinum toxin type A for treatment of bruxism. Neurologic Clinics, 28(1), 181-189. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31246937/]

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