Blog: Migraine due to jaw pressure?

Anti-wrinkle treatments for teeth grinding migraines

Tension headaches are the primary type of headaches caused amongst individuals between 19-48 years old. Many have reported masseter muscle pain. For some, migraines often lead them to four hours of consistent pain throughout the day which reduces their quality of life and behavior to perform usual daily activities. At M1 Med Beauty, we have implemented an effective solution to overcome tension headaches or migraines. We offer anti-wrinkle injections which is a non-invasive technique to target these problem areas. 

Let’s learn about the masseter muscle

For the automatic function of biting and chewing, we will use the masseter muscles. It is noted that a few people actually have a natural tendency to over-perform these physiological actions. Over time, the superficial layer of the muscle is exaggerated in strength and therefore gives off a physical appearance of a wider face. The reason why our patients suffer from severe migraines or tension headaches is due to the abnormality of how strong their masseter muscle is. 

What happens when I receive masseter anti-wrinkle injections?

For first time patients, you might have tried all forms of therapy or stress-prevention techniques to overcome your bad headaches or migraines. Because you have literally tried everything and adopted a natural remedial approach to your current problem, you now have decided to look into aesthetic procedures. If you are reading this, you have come to the right place. During your appointment, you will get to meet one of our qualified cosmetic doctors who are highly trained in the field of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler enhancements. 

The first step that our doctor will implement is measuring the actual strength of your masseter muscles on both sides of your face. Immediately, there is an idea of how much product needs to be administered based during your brief consultation. Medical risks and aftercare will be discussed and if you wish to go ahead with the procedure, it will take you only in the span of 10-15 minutes. If you are male, chances are there will be a higher dose of anti-wrinkle product administered to you as your muscles are stronger. 

There will be roughly 3-5 minor injections per side of the targeted area. Please keep in mind you will experience no pain or barely any pain at all, as the treatment is performed by a highly skilled physician who has undertaken advanced training at our own medical academy in Australia and Europe. 

How long do the masseter treatments last?

With the masseter injections, we ask that you patiently wait at least 4-6 weeks for the results to be most effective. Good news for you is that you will definitely feel lighter within two weeks in terms of a noticeably reduction of migraines and headaches. As the masseter muscles are reduced in strength, you will notice a slimmer and defined jawline profile too. The longevity of anti-wrinkle product is roughly 3-4 months and therefore we do ask if you require a top-up treatment, please do not hesitate to book in for a follow up appointment.