TMJ treatment in Highland Park, IL

Say goodbye to TMJ & teeth grinding. 

We can do facial slimming using Botox®/Dysport® injections into the masseter muscle. The masseter is a chewing muscle located at the angle of the jaw.

Botox/Dysport masseter injections can also be used to treat TMJ and teeth grinding/clenching. That means our team can help treat problems such as tooth wear, mouth pain, and headaches.

At a Glance.

Best Results

1 tx every 6-9 months

Treatment Recovery



ice/numbing cream

Procedure Time

15 minutes

Medically Qualified

Medical doctor or nurse injector

Back to Work

Same day

How it works

Most patients find that our masseter injections are very tolerable. The treatment takes only about 10 minutes and is virtually painless. Dr. Perlis will ask you to clench your jaw while she identifies the masseter muscle.

She will then inject Botox/Dysport in this area of the jaw. People who have the injections for the first time often feel immense relief due to the tension finally being released in the masseter muscle.

Terminate TMJ

TMJ can cause migraines, shoulder or neck pain, intense jaw stiffness, popping, and increasing pain in your jaw. This dysfunction can affect the jaw hinge and the surrounding muscles in addition to fractures of your teeth and flattening of your teeth

Botox for Bruxism

In addition to TMJ, these injections are also helpful in treating a similar condition called bruxism. A 2019 review found that Botox safely reduced pain and the frequency of episodes for people with severe bruxism.

This study also proved Botox to be more effective than traditional bruxism treatments, like mouthguards or medications.

Define Your Jawline

An added bonus of our TMJ treatment is a more pronounced, slimmer facial structure. By relaxing the muscles in your upper jaw, Botox works to create a sculpted appearance without looking too sculpted.

These refined, sculpted looks rejuvenate your appearance with just a few injections. We also recommend masseter Botox alongside other treatments like dermal fillers to promote even, symmetrical volume throughout the face.


What it Treats

  • Asymmetric Chewing
  • TMJ
  • Masseter Bulk / Enlargement
  • Teeth Clenching
  • Square Jawline
  • Teeth grinding
  • Headaches
  • Mouth pain

Complementary Treatments

  • Facial Reshaping
  • Dermal fillers
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Micropeel

Works Best For...

  • Women who want a more youthful, heart-shaped face.

Our Results

After a jaw relaxation treatment, patients usually respond in 10-14 days with positive results. Please note, results may vary. Dr. Perlis will clearly review your treatment options during your consultation.


To see if this is the best treatment for you, let’s review the biggest benefits of our TMJ treatments in Highland Park.

We typically treat patients looking to relieve fine lines, such as crow’s feet or forehead lines, but these treatments can do so much more! By drawing from our experience as trusted medical professionals, we customize every injection site to address your core concerns.

Perlis MedSpa and Wellness Center trusts Botox and Dysport to relax facial muscles and smooth facial lines from the eye line up. The versatility of these injections makes this one of the most flexible and effective treatments we offer.

Discover more about whether BOTOXⓇ or Dysport is the right treatment for you by using our free, interactive Virtual Consultation Tool.

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A holistic approach to
medical aesthetics

Perlis MedSpa and Wellness takes a holistic approach to medical aesthetics. We believe that beauty comes from the inside out.

So before we treat you with our highly specialized, professional jaw relaxation technique, we will ensure it will have the right conditions to succeed. From hormones to skincare products and medical spa treatments, we want to be your one-stop-shop for all things aesthetics & wellness in Highland Park.

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