Nonsurgical Jaw Reduction

Jaw reduction, or masseter reduction, uses a neuromodulator to reduce the appearance and physical symptoms of a strong jaw. Many patients who clench or grind their teeth or suffer from TMJ experience an enlarged masseter muscle in the jaw, causing headaches, jaw pain, and a more square face shape.

Is a Nonsurgical Jaw Reduction right for you?

Pre and Post Operative Instructions

A jaw reduction procedure is an excellent nonsurgical solution for patients dissatisfied with the appearance of a protruding jawline or overall facial shape.

This treatment can also temporarily soothe physical ailments associated with teeth grinding and clenching, like jaw pain, headaches, abnormally large masseter muscles, and some dental issues.


Transform a square facial shape to a V-shape


Potentially reduce headaches and jaw pain from teeth clenching or grinding


Reduce the appearance of a protruding jawline


Decrease jaw clenching and teeth grinding


Reduce the size of abnormally large masseter muscles 



Masseter reduction works by injecting a neuromodulator like Botox, Dysport, or Daxxify into the jawline muscles to decrease their size and soften the appearance of a square jawline.

This procedure typically takes less than an hour. A numbing cream is applied to the area on and around the jaw, and injections are placed strategically to the masseter muscles.

Although patients may experience some swelling or bruising, no downtime is needed after this procedure, and patients can immediately return to most normal activities. 

Botox, Dysport, and Daxxify are all effective neuromodulators used in-office. Hyaluronic-based fillers are also sometimes used to create a more defined V-shaped face shape. Your injector will create a customized treatment plan to achieve your specific goals.

Results generally last around six months, depending on the type of neuromodulator used and the patient’s unique response. With maintenance, results can last indefinitely. 

Numbing cream is applied before this treatment to ensure comfort. Some swelling and bruising following this treatment are common. 

The cost of this procedure varies depending on the type and amount of products used. During your initial consultation, your injector will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your needs. 

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