All About Botox in the Neck for Aesthetics and Pain Relief

January 28, 2022 Tags:

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Not only can Botox smooth out fine lines and diminish wrinkles, but it can also treat medical conditions. When injected into the trapezius muscle in the neck, it provides both of these benefits to the treatment area. According to Haute Beauty Expert Dr. Jeffrey Lee, here are the pros of getting Botox in your trapezius muscle/neck, the results, and more.

Why get Botox in your trapezius muscle/neck?

Botox in your neck/trapezius can provide two main benefits. It:

  1. Provides pain relief to those experiencing muscle tightness, pain, or stress
  2. Can have a slimming effect on the neck. This is because it lowers the trapezius muscle, leading to a longer appearing neck, which can also make you look taller.

Are Botox injections in the trapezius the same as trigger point injections?

Trigger point injections are a general term for injections done in specific areas of the body that can trigger additional discomfort or pain. These are often associated with migraines. The neck can be a trigger point, but it doesn’t have to be for patients to find pain relief. For example, someone who is always looking down for their job, like those with desk jobs, often deals with neck pain just from using their muscles all day long. In this case, pain can be relieved for the neck, but this wouldn’t be considered a trigger point injection.

How long do trapezius Botox injections last?

Botox in the trapezius muscle can last up to three to six months.

How quickly are the results apparent post-Botox injection?

Depending on why you experience pain, Botox can be effective as quickly as just a few days. It often takes about a week or two for the full effect of pain and stress relief. It will usually take around a month before the slimming effects for aesthetic results show.

How often can you get Botox in your trapezius muscle/neck?

There isn’t a maximum amount of Botox you can add in general; however, you should wait for effects to start subsiding before considering adding more Botox.

Is getting Botox in your trapezius muscle/neck common?

Botox in your trapezius muscle is becoming more and more common. Similar to most, this treatment becomes more popular as more people find out about it. As these injections can provide pain and stress relief and a slimming aesthetic component, many patients want it for one or the other, or both.

If you’re interested in getting Botox injections in your trapezius muscle in your neck, contact Dr. J. J. .Wendel Plastic Surgery today for a consultation!

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