Masseter Botox Injection, Montreal
Relax your jaw with botox!
Botox isn't just for facial wrinkles--it can also help relieve symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. Masseter Botox injection is a popular treatment for teeth grinding. The injections work by relaxing the muscles in the face and jaw, which reduces pain and clenching. Botox is a quick and relatively painless procedure, and most people see results within a few days. One visit to our modern downtown Montreal medical aesthetic clinic and you'll be jaw-struck!
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CHIC Laser Centre | 1141 Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A | 514-982-0000
What is TMJ disorder?
TMJ, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that causes pain and discomfort to the jaw. On the human body, there are two temporomandibular joints which act like hinges where the lower jaw meets the skull ...
How can Botox help with Masseter symptoms?
Since it works by "freezing" the muscles, so to speak, Botox is an effective treatment for TMJ disorders. When nerve cell receptors are blocked, the muscles can either relax completely, or become temporarily paralyzed ...
Masseter Botox Injection: Results & Timeline
Patients treated with botulinum toxin type A for masseter reduction typically experience a reduction in the size of the masseter muscle within a few days of treatment ...
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders?
The common symptoms of TMJ disorders can be varied, but most involve some type of jaw pain. While some patients experience mouth pain or jaw pain, in severe cases, TMJ disorders can cause headaches, ear or jaw aches, pain in the facial muscles surrounding the jaw, jaw locking or clicking, and difficulty chewing. It can also cause soreness or swelling in the cheeks, tenderness around the lower jaw and mouth, and toothaches. TMJ sufferers need not worry--once the problem is diagnosed by a medical professional, there are several different courses of treatment.
What treatment is available for temporomandibular joint disorders?
If you're among the 5-10% of the population that suffer from TMJ disorders, don't worry! There are several treatment options to lessen the pain associated with TMJ. First, there are certain medications that your doctor might suggest to reduce your discomfort. Of course, it's essential that you speak to a certified healthcare professional before starting a medication treatment plan. However, these treatments may be short-term solutions to TMJ pain.Longer-term solutions include physical therapy, dental care, injection treatments and finally, surgery. In the case of TMJ disorders caused by stress or anxiety, certain emotional therapy programs may also be considered. It's always a good idea to try to reduce your stress levels, and if you have a lifestyle that causes a particularly high amount of stress, that may be the answer! Before considering surgery, you may want to consider a safe, common injectable treatment that can work wonders for the pain associated with TMJ: Botox! Luckily, CHIC Laser Centre in Montreal specializes in Botox treatments and can help you overcome the symptoms
How to prepare for your Botox for TMJ treatment?
As with all Botox treatments, there are a few guidelines to follow as you prepare for a TMJ Botox treatment. First, avoid blood-thinning medication for at least 10 days before your procedure. Blood thinners can cause excess bruising, bleeding or inflammation at the injection site, so it's best to avoid these before and after your Botox treatment. For the same reason, alcohol should be avoided for at least 24 hours before your appointment. Always make sure to tell your doctor about any medication you are taking before you book your procedure--someone who's taking certain medications, or who is pregnant or breastfeeding, may not be a good candidate for Botox treatments.When you arrive at the clinic for your treatment, please make sure that your skin is clean and dry, free from lotions, creams and makeup.
What are the precautions/Side effects related to Botox for TMJ?
As with any medical procedure, there are a few side effects that are quite common in most patients. First, redness, swelling or inflammation at the injection site is to be expected. This will likely resolve itself within a day or two after the treatment, but if it doesn't, please call the doctors at CHIC Laser straight away. Bruising, mouth pain and tenderness are also extremely common, so don't worry if you feel any of these common symptoms. If you feel severe pain or other serious symptoms, call us immediately for further instructions.
Why CHIC Laser?
CHIC Laser is Montreal's best spot for all things Botox! Whether you're interested in Botox for cosmetic reasons, or you're suffering from TMJ-related pain, the expert team at CHIC Laser Centre will have you feeling your best in no time at all! With over 30 years of combined experience in medical aesthetics, our doctors are top-notch professionals who will work tirelessly to ensure your satisfaction. The only thing better than our customer service is our proven results--our clients leave the clinic with their heads held high, happy and satisfied by our outstanding customer care.So whether you're tired of teeth grinding pain or you simply want to try Botox injections for the first time, follow the link to book now!
What's causing my jaw pain?
TMJ disorders can be caused by many factors, though the root cause is usually something to do with a misalignment of the temporomandibular joint. This particular facial area consists of a hinge joint and a sliding mechanism, combined with cartilage and a small shock-absorbing articular disc, which should operate smoothly if the joint is healthy. Painful TMJ disorders can result from one of many factors, such as articular disc erosion, cartilage damage, or joint damage caused by an impact or injury.Though these disorders can result from these and other factors, the origin isn't always clear. Sometimes TMJ disorders can result from specific injuries, long-term teeth grinding, various types of arthritis, or other connective tissue diseases. It can also be caused by anxiety or stress. Doctors often require a few follow-up appointments to form a proper diagnosis regarding the root cause of jaw pain, but luckily there are several treatments available for this ailment.
What else can Botox help with?
As you may know, Botox has many therapeutic uses, as well as cosmetic ones. Some folks think of the dreaded "frozen face" or "botched Botox" when they think of this injectable treatment, but it's actually a safe procedure that can be used in a variety of ways. First and foremost, Botox is most commonly used as a beauty treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By relaxing facial muscles, Botox injections can make a person's skin look younger, smoother and more radiant. Botox has been used in this way since the late 80's and has made millions of people feel more self-confident!Botox injections can also be used to reduce sweating caused by hyperhidrosis, to lessen the pain of migraine headaches, ease eyelid spasms and help control overactive bladders. Over time, these alternate uses of Botox have become well known in the medical space and have been used successfully to treat countless patients.
What to expect on the day of your Masseter Botox injection appointment?
When you arrive at CHIC Laser on the day of your appointment, you'll already know what to expect since our friendly staff will have explained the entire procedure to you. After you've received a proper diagnosis, you'll be well on your way to healing that uncomfortable pain! Once your treatment begins, you can expect to spend only about 10-30 minutes receiving the injections for temporomandibular joint disorder.One of our board-certified doctors will be with you the entire time, ensuring that your treatment is carried out according to all of Health Canada's safety recommendations. Your healthcare professional may apply a topical numbing cream to reduce discomfort, but because of the tiny needle, Botox isn't usually too painful. You'll receive a series of injections and can expect to notice results within 24-72 hours. Some folks see results after 5 days, and most results will last for somewhere between 3-12 months. Since Botox is a temporary solution to temporomandibular joint disorders, you'll need another dose once the first wears off. Luckily, though, over time, most patients report that they require fewer doses of Botox, and can go for longer periods between treatments, as the muscles gradually weaken over time.
What to avoid after your appointment?
As mentioned, you'll want to avoid blood thinning medications for a week after your appointment. It's also best to avoid strenuous activity, or anything that can make you sweat a lot, for 24-48 hours after your Botox injections. Saunas, pools, jacuzzis and steam rooms are also best to stay away from for at least 48 hours after your treatment. Also, try to stay out of the sun for a few days as much as possible.Additionally, it's best practice to avoid rubbing or touching the injection site as this can cause irritation, inflammation and even bleeding. Though it's normal to experience some minor side effects, following these simple steps will ensure that your Botox treatment settles properly without harsh symptoms.After your treatment, you might find that you still have some mouth pain or jaw pain, but most people report that these sensations gradually dissipate after a few days. You may still feel pain at the temporomandibular joint, where the jawbone meets the skull, or at the injection site. It is recommended to stay away from crunchy foods for a few days, opting instead for soft foods or things that don't require chewing. If you're feeling a lot of pain, you can take over-the-counter pain medications, as long as they aren't blood thinners!
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Dr. Noémie Vézina
Born and raised in Montreal, Dr Vézina completed her medical degree and residency training in Family Medicine at McGill University. She has since been focusing her practice in preventative and aesthetic medicine. Her holistic approach and careful listening lead to natural results tailored to her patients’ needs.
Dr. Borhan Al-Atassi
With a degree in neurosurgery from the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, Dr. Al-Atassi has been practicing neurosurgery for more than 10 years. Dr. Al-Assisi has always been captivated by the field of aesthetic medicine. He has successfully completed various trainings in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic injections. His passion for his work shines through in every aspect of the way he treats patients, making sure they are given top priority and care.