31 East Darrah Lane
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Masseter Botox for Migraine Prevention

What is Masseter Botox?

Masseter Botox is a procedure where botulinum toxin (Botox) is injected into the masseter muscles of the jaw. The procedure temporarily relaxes the muscles and typically requires periodic maintenance. It should be administered by a trained medical professional.

How does Masseter Botox prevent migraines?

Masseter Botox, used for preventing migraines, entails injecting botulinum toxin into the jaw’s masseter muscles. The goal is to induce muscle relaxation, alleviate tension linked to jaw clenching, and modulate nerve signals associated with migraines. While evidence supports its effectiveness, it’s not a primary migraine treatment, and individual responses may differ. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial to evaluate the suitability of the procedure and discuss potential risks and benefits.

What is the treatment area?

Masseter Botox is primarily applied to the masseter muscles located on the jaw’s sides, serving cosmetic and medical functions.

How is Masseter Botox different from other migraine treatments?

Masseter Botox for migraine treatment differs from other approaches in its focus on inducing muscle relaxation in the jaw muscles to alleviate tension and potentially modulate nerve signals related to migraines. It specifically targets issues like teeth grinding and jaw clenching.

In contrast, other migraine treatments, such as medications and lifestyle modifications, address broader aspects like neural pathways, blood vessel dilation, and neurotransmitter imbalances. The choice between treatments depends on individual factors and should be guided by a healthcare professional’s recommendation.

How many treatments will I need?

The frequency of masseter Botox treatments for migraine prevention varies, typically occurring every few months. The treatment schedule is influenced by individual response, the severity of migraines, and the duration of symptom relief. Initial sessions are often followed by adjustments based on effectiveness, emphasizing the importance of consulting with a qualified healthcare professional for personalized assessment, treatment planning, and ongoing monitoring.

How long is the typical treatment?

A standard Masseter Botox treatment is generally brief, usually lasting around 15 to 30 minutes. This includes the time for the injection procedure itself. The efficiency of the treatment makes it convenient for those with busy schedules.

Is the recovery time long?

There’s no downtime with Masseter Botox, so you can get the treatment, walk out of our office and get on with your day!

Is Masseter Botox considered surgery?

No, Masseter Botox is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment!

What are the potential side effects?

Potential side effects of Masseter Botox treatment can include temporary swelling, tenderness, and bruising at the injection sites. In rare cases, individuals may experience temporary difficulty chewing or unintended effects on nearby facial muscles. 

To minimize lasting side effects, follow post-treatment instructions, report unusual side effects promptly, choose a qualified practitioner to minimize complications, and consult thoroughly before deciding on Masseter Botox or any other procedure.

Is a Masseter Botox treatment painful?

The level of discomfort from this procedure is typically minimal, but can vary from person to person. Topical numbing creams are commonly applied, and the injection of Botox results in brief, temporary sensations. If you have concerns, it’s advisable to discuss them with your healthcare professional to ensure proper pain management.

Am I eligible for Masseter Botox?

Eligibility for Masseter Botox treatment is determined on an individual basis, taking into account factors like overdeveloped jaw muscles, symptoms of bruxism or TMJ disorders, and cosmetic goals. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to assess your specific condition, medical history, and treatment objectives and determine if Masseter Botox is a suitable choice for you. They will evaluate your eligibility and create a personalized treatment plan accordingly.

How can I find out whether Masseter Botox is right for me?

If you experience jaw tension and you grind your teeth at night, Masseter Botox may be for you! You can consult a qualified medical professional to see if Masseter Botox is right for you. Our office is available for consultations at 31 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence Township NJ. To schedule an appointment, you can call the following number: 855-611-9116

General Pre-Treatment Instructions

To reduce the chance of any adverse side effects, we recommend doing the following things (unless your physician says otherwise):

  • Notify your provider of any medications, supplements, or topical products you are currently using, as they can offer advice on whether you should temporarily stop using them.
  • Keep treatment area clean of any substances such as lotion or oils.
  • Follow the precise pre-treatment guidelines given by your healthcare provider to achieve the best outcomes and reduce the risk of potential complications.

(this section should only serve as additional information; it is NOT a substitute for your physician’s instructions).