The term “bunny lines” is used to describe the small lines that horizontally appear along the bridge and sides of the nose. These lines typically grow to be more noticeable when we make facial expressions such as laughing, scrunching the nose, sniffing, or squinting. Typically, just a couple of units of Botox on each side of the nose are able to diminish or completely erase the appearance of bunny lines.
The Botox cosmetic procedure has proven to be effective in treating this aesthetic issue. Botox is able to smooth out the affected skin on the nose area by relaxing the muscles that have tensed up along that portion of the face. Because our skin loses elasticity when we get older, the muscles in our face lose their ability to move back into their relaxed state after they have contracted to form a facial expression. When Botox is injected into the muscles, it is able to block the release of the neurotransmitters that normally send signals from nerves to muscles, telling it to move. By doing this, the muscle is no longer able to contract, thus placing it back into its relaxed state.
Botox is a non-surgical treatment that typically lasts for months at a time before a second treatment may be required. The procedure requires little to no discomfort and is almost completely painless for the patient. There is no down-time associated with receiving Botox injections either; the patient is able to resume normal daily activities the same day he or she receives the procedure. In fact, because of its swiftness, this procedure is often referred to as the “lunch time procedure.”
Treatment of bunny nose lines with Botox injections is very effective, yet it is considered off-label usage. This means that the product was not initially developed for this use, but physicians have been able to safely demonstrate this usage. However, it is still necessary for a Botox-injector to be very much aware of the anatomy of the face because this injection requires a higher level of knowledge and experience. The professionals at Botox Houston encompass this experience and knowledge, and are able to provide patients with wonderful results!