Dr David Yew is one of the leading experts in the U.S. and South Korea for treating TMJ (temporomandibular) disorder with Botox. Over 12 years ago – Dr Yew suffered from severe TMJ related headaches with grinding (bruxism) and clenching that caused intractable pain and severe tooth erosion and damage. Out of necessity – he researched the leading TMD specialists and developed a unique protocol using Botox to help patients with similar symptoms. Over the years – patients from the mainland US and international countries (Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, China, Dubai) travel to Honolulu to receive treatments.
Dr Yew uses advanced techniques to safely inject Botox (Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau) in both the masseter muscles and temporalis muscles to relieve jaw clenching and tension headaches. Effects are usually seen within 1-2 weeks and last up 4- 6 months. With repeated treatments – the amount of botox is gradually decreased and the duration of treatments gets longer because of the reduction in the size of the muscles. Treatments are affordable and range between $500-$1000 per session.
A side benefit of properly injecting botox into the masseter muscles is the jaw slimming effect. Known also as “V-line” jaw contouring – it is highly effective in making the appearance of the jawline more youthful and defined.
As people age – the masseter muscles become enlarged and create a “square jaw” appearance. So, Botox has the dual benefit of not only relieving symptoms of TMJ pain and improving quality of life – but also creating a slimmer and more attractive profile. See attached photo where this patient received 2 treatments 6 months apart. (She is the same weight in all 3 photos.)
Contact us for a free consultation. Convenient location at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Oahu.