Dysport Treatment for Masseter Muscle Hypertrophy

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Video Transcript: Hi guys, today we’re going to do a masseter Dysport treatment in this beautiful patient here, if you look at her face closely you can see we’ve got the cheek which should be the widest portion of the face, but in her case, she’s got more of a squaring of her face because the masseters are enlarged back here, which we see in patients who grind their teeth or clench their teeth. A lot of times the grinding happens at night and so the patients don’t even know about it. So, what we’re going to do is we’re going to put a little bit of Dysport into these masseter muscles and that’s going to slim the lower face and also help with the grinding and the clenching as well. She’s going to come back to me in a couple weeks and we’re going to put a little bit of filler into her cheeks, the goal being to give her lower face a slimmer appearance and to create more of a heart shaped face where the focus is on the cheek bones and not the fullness in the lower face. So, I’m basically using a pretty average dose, 90 units of disport on each side, that’s equivalent to 30 units of BOTOX per side. I already marked up the masseter muscle and now I’m going to inject. So, its important that these injections are placed deeper because the muscle is actually pretty thick here and so if only the superficial aspect of the muscle is treated, then the patient will come back with a weird bulging over the masseters. And it’s as easy as that. Perfect. So that’s basically the treatment, she’ll start seeing her results in about 2 to 4 weeks. Actually, at about the two week mark the muscle will be completely relaxed, and then over the next couple weeks after the muscle is relaxed it will slowly start atrophying. I usually recommend that the patient get the treatment once every four months. Eventually with time we hope that the patient will forget or train herself how to stop clenching and grinding, particularly those that do that during the day and they can do that. And with that hopefully we can spread out the treatments to once every six months, or in some cases patients may stop needing the treatment.