Will botox for jaw reduction cause your face to become very stiff?
1. Diffuses to surrounding muscles
2. Is placed in the correct muscle, but the dosage is too high
For masseter reduction with botox:
1. If the botox diffuses to the muscle in front, called the risorus, your smile will be affected and becomes asymmetrical. This gives rise to the feeling of “stiffness” in the face.
2. If the dosage is too high, the masseter muscle can become over-shrunk, and there will be a hollowness at the sides of your face.
Botox (short for Botulinium Toxin A) usually lasts 5-6 months, so in case any side effects are encountered, it goes away after 5-6 months.
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