Downtime / Recovery
This treatment involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There may be slight bleeding or redness at the injection sites, but these will resolve within a few hours.
Required Level of Skill
Medium: the masseter muscles are located deep in the tissue of the face and must be precisely targeted. Dr. Zuckerman recommends you see him or a practitioner like a surgeon, who is aware of the anatomy of the area.
Level of Discomfort
None to low: masseter muscles injections are performed with an extremely thin gauge needle. Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) before treatment to eliminate patient discomfort.
This treatment is overwhelmingly safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Zuckerman, who is aware of the anatomy in the area. However, there are delicate structures in this area, so unwanted complications would mostly arise from placing Botox incorrectly. With Dr. Zuckerman, you do not need to worry about such issues.