Looking for a more rounded jawline? Feeling that your face looks too square? A simple office treatment can help!

The masseter muscle is a large muscle in the face that can sometimes become thickened. When the masseter muscle becomes thick, it can give the face a square, box-like appearance. Tooth grinding (also known as bruxism) can cause the masseter muscle to become thick and enlarged and this is called “masseter hypertrophy”. Some people are naturally born with a large masseter muscle.

Whether you were born with a large masseter muscle, or if you developed masseter hypertrophy, there is a simple treatment that your dermatologist can do to help lessen the size of the masseter muscle. Reducing the size of the masseter muscle will give the face a more rounded, less square, appearance.

With simple, safe injections of Botox® or Dysport®, your dermatologist can reduce the size of your masseter muscle for several months. The injections are not painful and the treatment takes under 5 minutes to do. You can go right back to work or school after the treatment. Within a few days after treatment, you will notice that your jawline looks more rounded and natural.