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Trap Botox #traptox is trending, what it is, and how to determine if it’s a good option for you.

The Benefits of Trapezius Botox

  • Relaxes the trapezius muscles

  • Reduces pain and stiffness

  • Alleviates excessive muscle contraction

  • Makes the neck and shoulder look elongated and lean

Since the Barbie movie release, #Traptox and #Barbiebotox have gone viral, receiving millions of views on TikTok. Also known as Trap Tox, "Barbie Botox" aims to address excessive muscle growth in the trapezius muscles located in the upper back.

What is trap Botox?

It involves neurotoxin (botox) injections into the trapezius muscle. This powerful muscle extends from the neck to the shoulders and down the back, almost in a diamond shape. Injecting the Trap muscle with Botox will result in two different benefits. It slims and debulks the muscles, reducing a hunched-over appearance and creating a more elongated neckline. In this way, it's very similar to masseter Botox's benefits, which both alleviate jaw pain and slim the jawline. Patients who ask for trap Botox seek it to relieve neck and/or shoulder discomfort or for the benefit of a neck-slimming effect.

How many units of Botox are needed, and how long does trap Botox last?

Exactly where it is injected depends on the individual's muscle anatomy, but there are typically five to six injection points, starting from where the neck meets the shoulder and moving down the shoulder line.

You can expect the results to last four to six months, fewer if you're working your muscles a lot.

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