Botox is one of the most popular minimally invasive procedures in dermatology today. It’s a type of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that stops communication between nerves and muscles. When injected, it temporarily blocks signals from the nervous system, ultimately making muscles unable to move and giving it a ‘freeze’ effect.
It’s the most effective way to smooth out skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Subsequently, it’s best used when treating bunny lines.
What Are Bunny Lines?
‘Bunny lines’ are the wrinkles that form around the surface of the nose. They’re caused by repeated facial expressions such as smiling or laughing and are most recognizable on rabbits, which is why they carry the name ‘bunny lines’.
Like other types of wrinkles, they’re the result of continuous movements on the part of the skin that naturally occurs during aging. In the case of bunny lines, the placement differs because of the various ways people wrinkle their noses when smiling.
Botox can help minimize those lines quickly and efficiently with a minimally invasive technique
Before getting one, make sure to keep some things in mind.
Bunny Lines Procedure Cost
Minimizing bunny lines is not a one-time process and requires multiple treatments for more long-lasting effects. When it comes to the price, it depends on everything from the treatment area to the amount of Botox used as well as the person administering it. Typically, it can cost anywhere between $100 and $400.
Getting a bunny line Botox treatment is a quick process that requires no recovery time. Since it’s a procedure that does not use general anesthesia, there are no additional costs for hospitals and anesthesiologists.
What Types of Bunny Lines Does Botox Remove?
Before getting a bunny line removal procedure, there are some things to take into consideration. There are two types of wrinkles found on our skin. Firstly, there are dynamic or expression wrinkles that typically form around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks. On the other hand, there are static wrinkles which are deeper-set lines on the face and are found on the lower part of the face – usually the chin. Botox treats both, but it’s best used on dynamic or expression wrinkles.
Botox Procedure For Bunny Lines
Minimizing bunny lines is a fairly quick and simple procedure. It only requires the use of a topical cream to help numb the area, and no use of any medication or general anesthesia. The procedure is fairly painless but some people may experience mild discomfort or temporary redness on the skin.
The full procedure from start to finish typically lasts between 45 minutes to 1 hour. For lasting and effective results, various injections are necessary. Too much Botox can be dangerous, so it is recommended that providers administer about eight units of botulinum toxin, four on each side of the nose for the safest results.
Risks and Side Effects
As with most non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments, there are also potential side effects. However, most of them are mild and tend to go away after a couple of days. Those side effects include bleeding on the injection spot, swelling, bruising, or a slight burning sensation.
In rare cases, Botox can cause more serious side effects such as headaches, muscle spasms, muscle weakness, nausea, fatigue, or dizziness.
Are the Effects Immediate?
Botox takes some time to settle into the muscle tissue and ‘freeze’ the area. Most people start seeing the effects of minimized bunny lines after a couple of days.
The effects of the procedure can last between 3 and 4 months, so it’s not a permanent solution. However, for more long-lasting results, maintenance is recommended. This varies from procedure to person, however, it’s safe to administer them every six months or more.
It’s also important to take precautions in choosing the right provider. Botox is a popular treatment and one that can be done in unsafe conditions when working with unqualified personnel. Dr. Carol Eisenstat at Line Eraser MD is a certified professional who has been working with FDA-approved Botox injectables for years.
Leave the bunny lines to the professionals – and book an appointment!