Also known as, Barbie Botox, here's what the newest craze is all about.
TrapTox is an injectable treatment to relax the trapezius muscles, commonly nicknamed the traps. This large muscle group starts from the neck, expands to the top of each shoulder, and runs down the upper back in an inverted triangle. Overworked trapezius muscles can become tight and stiff. The resulting tension in your neck, shoulders, and upper back can lead to discomfort and postural problems.
By getting Botox injections in your traps, you can block the nerve signals that cause these muscles to become overworked with constant movement. The absence of stiffness and pain will improve your posture, make your neck appear longer, and smooth your shoulders and upper back.
Botox is an FDA-approved neuromodulator that safely blocks nerve signals to stop unwanted muscular movement. Its use in minimizing facial wrinkles like crow’s feet and forehead furrows has made it the world’s most sought-after non-surgical treatment. When performed by an experienced provider, TrapTox requires no downtime and has little to no risk.
TrapTox treatments are also quick, with each session taking only a few minutes to complete. After your treatment, you can resume your daily activities without pausing for recovery. The effects can last between three and six months, after which you can decide to retain them through maintenance injections.
What are the benefits of TrapTox?
Relieving stiffness and pain in the trapezius muscles
Elongating the neck and relaxing your shoulders for a sleeker upper body
Quick treatment sessions
Dermatologists are seeing an uptick in patients requesting trapezius Botox, and for a good reason: it helps reduce tension-related pain while creating a more contoured look around your neck and shoulders.
While TrapTox soothes aches and pains, it also provides aesthetic benefits by lowering the shoulders and shrinking the neck to provide a slim, feminine look like Barbie. The treatment lasts between 3 to 9 months, depending on how many times you have done the treatment, if you've done it regularly, your level of activity and metabolism also affect the duration of the benefits.