What is the “Barbie Botox” treatment?

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Barbie Botox, also known as “Trap Tox,” is a procedure that involves injecting Botox or Dysport into the Trapezius muscle to help slim the shoulders and back. Although not FDA-approved, “off-label” botox injections in the shoulder muscle can relieve spasms and shoulder pain while also creating the illusion of a longer neck and slimmer shoulders.

Botox treatment for trapezius muscles may relieve overworked trapezius muscles, which can cause migraines and severe neck tension.

The Barbie Aesthetic

The injection temporarily weakens the muscle and allows for less contraction, extending and relaxing it. As a result, the angle between the neck and shoulder deepens, making the neck appear thinner and longer and creating a more feminine and delicate appearance.

What is this treatment?

“Barbie Botox” injects neurotoxins such as Botox Cosmetic or Dysport into the upper trapezius muscle to calm hyperactive and constricted spasms. “Barbie Botox” was named because the shoulders relax and the neck lengthen, resulting in a slimmer upper torso. The term “Barbie” may mislead some people because the intention is to treat an underlying spastic trapezius muscle.

How long does this treatment last?

“Barbie Botox” effects are temporary, lasting 3 to 4 months, and require upkeep to maintain desired results. The treatment is reversible, and the muscle will regain its original mass with continuous use. If the injections are continued regularly, the muscle may gradually atrophy due to lack of use, and the amount of neuromodulators or Botox required to achieve the same benefits may be reduced.

Get Botox today to relax your tense shoulders and look slimmer all around.

To learn more about Trapezuis Botox, request a consultation online, or call or text Essential Aesthetics at 925.855.1773.

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