By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM
Bunny lines, also known as scrunch lines or nasal wrinkles, are the fine lines that appear on either side of the nose when you scrunch your face. While they may add character to your face, they can also be a source of self-consciousness for some people. Fortunately, there is a solution – Botox.
What are Bunny Lines?
Bunny lines are a natural part of the aging process. They can occur as a result of repetitive facial movements such as smiling, frowning, or squinting. Over time, the repeated contraction of the muscles around the nose causes the skin to lose elasticity and form fine lines. Bunny lines can also be caused by sun damage, genetics, and environmental factors like smoking or sun exposure.
What is Botox?
Botox is a brand name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, a neurotoxic protein that temporarily relaxes muscle activity. It is FDA-approved and widely used for cosmetic purposes to smooth wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Botox is also used medically to treat conditions such as chronic migraines, muscle spasms, and excessive sweating.
How Does Botox Work for Bunny Lines?
Botox works by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that cause muscle contractions. When injected into the muscles around the nose, Botox relaxes the muscles and prevents them from contracting. This smooths out the skin and reduces the appearance of bunny lines.
The procedure is relatively simple and quick. Our practitioner will use a fine needle to inject the Botox into the targeted muscles around your nose. You may experience some temporary slight discomfort or a fleeting prick sensation, but our patients find is very tolerable.
What are the Benefits of Botox for Bunny Lines?
There are many benefits of having Botox for Bunny Line concerns, including:
- It is safe.
- It is effective at smoothing out wrinkles and facial fine lines.
- Treatment is minimally invasive so no need for surgery or anaesthetic.
- Non-permanent solution so once it wears off you can try other additional treatments if you want.
- It is bespoke based on your individual needs. Our practitioners will adjust the amount of Botox needed and where to inject to achieve your desired results.
- When done by an expert, it can create natural-looking results.
How Long Does Botox Last for Bunny Lines?
The effects of Botox for bunny lines usually last up to 3 to 4 months. After this time, the muscle activity around the nose will gradually return, and the bunny lines will reappear. However, with regular repeat treatments, the muscles will stay relaxed, resulting in a longer-lasting effect.
When will I see results?
It is important to note that the effects of Botox for bunny lines are not immediate. It can take up to two weeks for the full effects to become apparent. You may also experience some mild side effects such as bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and will resolve on their own.
Treating bunny lines with Botox at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic
Bunny lines can be a source of self-consciousness for some people, but they don’t have to be. Botox is a safe and effective way to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines around the nose, giving you a more youthful and refreshed appearance. With regular treatments, you can maintain your results and keep your bunny lines at bay with the expertise of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic.
If you’re considering Botox for bunny lines, it’s important you book a consultation with our experienced practitioners to discuss your individual needs and expectations. They can help determine if Botox is right for you and create a bespoke treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
Book your Bunny Lines Botox consultation with our expert team or call our London or Buckinghamshire clinic today on 0330 057 2117.