Is Anything More Permanent Than Botox For A Hyperactive Mentalis Muscle?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Is there a permanent solution for treatment of the hyperactive mentalis muscle? It manifests in a very subtle way, just on the right lower part of my chin, and instead of repeating injections on a semi-regular basis, I’m much more interested in finding a permanent method of altering this very slight irregularity. Thank you for your time.

A: The use of Botox is the easiest and most effective method for treating a hyperactive mentalis muscle. While it is not permanent, a few units skillfully placed works very well. It is possible to do a partial transection of the mentalis muscle through an intraoral approach and this may provide a more permanent solution.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana