A consultation with our cosmetic doctor is to ascertain relevant information. Your goals and concerns are discussed and an appropriate treatment plan recommended. During the consultation side effects are discussed
The treatment is relatively quick, painless with no downtime. At NYHS Botulinum Toxin is administered via a small needle known as the “invisible needle”.
Small doses of botulinum toxin are injected directly into the masseter muscles on each side of the face and spread out at multiple points within the muscles. This helps the muscles relax, reducing the grinding and the masseters hypertrophy.
Side Effects and Contraindications
Using botulinum toxin to relax the masseter muscles is a safe and effective way for treating both the neurogenic and muscular components of bruxism with little downtime and minimal side effects.
The injections are slightly prickly or stingy and take about 5 minutes to complete, after which you can return to your normal activities. Side effects relating to the spread of botulinum toxin far away from the injection site have been reported very rarely.
Treatment with botulinum toxin is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.