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Post TMJ anti-wrinkle injections treatment, was it done correctly?

My dentist has injected anti-wrinkle on my masseters, 50 units on each side for tmj but only in one spot on each side, just under my check bone close to my jaw joint. is this right? I’ve seen it done in various places along your jaw line.

Anti-wrinkle injections into the masseter muscle are a great treatment for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction, bruxism (teeth grinding), tension headaches and even facial slimming. The masseter is one of the large chewing muscles, and you should be able to feel it moving when you clench your teeth. I presume that your dentist injected the anti-wrinkle injections into a place where you can feel the muscle contracting. The muscle runs downwards along the side of the face and can be injected anywhere along its length. Some injectors like to divide the injections into two or three doses, although it may not be necessary. Masseter is quite a large muscle, and this dose seems very reasonable.