Dear Dr. Lam:
I had the Botox Jaw Reduction 3 weeks ago. My doctor is a Chinese doctor who went to Vanderbilt and Harvard for his training. He has been practicing about 6 years, but is not board certified. His practice is 98% Asian. He does his procedure in two visits. I noted to him during my second visit that my right jaw was hurting a good bit. I understand one of the side effects is a tired jaw. However, my right side is EXTREMELY tired and coupled with a great deal of pain. He said he has not heard of long lasting pain and that it should eventually go away. He told me he would inject less Botox on my right side because it was not as muscular at the left side. It's been about one week since my second procedure and the pain in my right jaw is quite excruciating especially if I try to bite down. The teeth on my right side can't meet because it is too painful to bite down. I have not been able to chew my food in two days now. Am I permanently damaged or will this go away? Have you ever heard or seen this problem with the Botox jaw reduction?