Can Botox be used instead of V-line surgery?
Botox is short for botulinum toxin. What it is used for is to paralyze the muscle throughout the face.
It is commonly used for frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and cosmetic and aesthetic surgery. However, it can be used on the jawline as well.
In the jaw, there is a muscle called the masseter muscle. This is a very powerful muscle that is used in chewing.
This muscle becomes bigger in patients that tend to grind teeth at night. Most Asians tend to have bigger masseter muscles.
By using Botox, this muscle can be paralyzed and reduced around three to six months. However, this does not address the bone issue.
It is strictly muscle hypertrophy. However, many patients have achieved a great result, but this is only a temporary result. They must get this shot every six months.
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