Bruxism is the action of grinding one’s teeth, especially when asleep, due to the involuntary contraction of the masseter muscles (chewing muscles).
There are many long-term consequences:
The treatment offered by aesthetic medicine involves performing injections into the chewing muscles with the aim of relaxing them.
Quickly, this area becomes less active and the pain subsides.
This treatment can be performed as a complement to dental treatment (anti-grinding mouth guards).
The injections generally need repeating every six months, though they can be spaced further apart over the long term, and they can aesthetically reduce the volume of the lower face after a few sessions. “Forcing” the masseters to rest in this way makes them lose muscle fibres and therefore thickness.
The cheekbones, even without injections, become more visible because the mandibular angles are refined.
The fee charged for this type of treatment depends on the quantities of injections required, starting at 350 euros per session.