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Treating Masseter Hypertrophy with Botox: A Guide

Updated: April 10, 2023
By: Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren is the proud owner of ELLEMES Medical Spa with over a decade of experience in the Atlanta, GA area. She is recognized for her outstanding work with accolades such as Best Esthetician in Atlanta by Jezebel Magazine and Best Aesthetic Influencer by Dermascope Magazine.

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Are you dealing with Masseter hypertrophy? If so, you may have heard of Botox and wondered if it could help. When it comes to treating muscle-related conditions, Botox is one of the most popular and successful non-invasive treatments available. But can it be used to treat Masseter hypertrophy? Read our blog post to find out.

At ELLEMES Medical Spa, we understand that you want to look and feel your best and want to make sure you get the best treatment for any medical condition you may be dealing with. In this blog post, we’ll cover the basics of Masseter hypertrophy and how Botox can be used to treat it. Let’s get started.

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What is Masseter Hypertrophy?

Masseter hypertrophy, or the enlargement of the masseter muscle, is a common condition that can make the lower half of your face appear bigger and more square-like. It’s often caused by grinding and clenching your teeth, as well as chewing hard foods such as nuts. In some cases, Masseter hypertrophy can also be caused by genetics.

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People with Masseter hypertrophy often experience pain and tenderness in the jaw area, as well as headaches and a decrease in the range of motion in the jaw. In addition, people with Masseter hypertrophy often have difficulty closing the mouth completely and may have a hard time speaking or eating.

How Does Botox Help?

When it comes to treating Masseter hypertrophy, Botox is one of the most popular and successful non-invasive treatments available. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the masseter muscle, which prevents it from clenching and grinding and reduces the size of the muscle.

The Botox injections are typically done in multiple sessions and can last up to six months. After the injections are done, you may experience some minor side effects such as temporary bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site.

Is Botox Safe?

Botox is a safe and effective treatment for Masseter hypertrophy. However, it’s important to make sure that you get the injections from an experienced medical professional in order to avoid any potential complications.

At ELLEMES Medical Spa, we use only the highest quality Botox and make sure that our patients are comfortable and safe throughout the entire process.

What Is The Recovery Time?

The recovery time for Botox injections is typically about three days. You may experience some swelling and bruising during this time, but these side effects should resolve quickly. After the three-day recovery period, you should be able to go back to your regular activities.


In conclusion, Botox can be a safe and effective treatment for Masseter hypertrophy. By temporarily paralyzing the masseter muscle, Botox can reduce the size of the muscle and help alleviate any pain or tenderness that may be associated with the condition.

If you’re considering Botox as a treatment for Masseter hypertrophy, be sure to schedule a consultation with a qualified medical professional. At ELLEMES Medical Spa, we offer a wide range of non-invasive treatments and are here to help you look and feel your best.

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa