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toronto, Canada
botox to masseter muscles
I had botox injections to my masseter muscles a week ago- 15 units per side
i realise that it takes a while to see the optimum result
i have seen quite a significant change already on the right side of my face , much less so on the left
does this even out over the course of time or is it likely that one masseter is stronger than the other and will require additional units later?


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los angeles, CA
United States
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  November 12, 2009 12:45 PM

I would give it 2 weeks and then, if the left side is still a problem, i would go in and get more units placed.
it is common to have one side be stronger than the other and need more botox.

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Chicago, IL
United States
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Botox to the masseter  November 13, 2009 7:25 AM

This is a relatively low dose for the masseter and you may require more. The actions of the Botox on the masseter are twofold. One is immediate relaxation (5 days) and the second is atropy with prolonged use.



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