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Botox For Bunny Lines Bellevue & Kirkland
Most people are familiar with the forehead and glabella as frequent Botox treatment areas. However, even within the cosmetic world, Botox is used in several other areas. For example, Botox can address lip lines, a gummy smile, chin dimples, and more. Fewer still have heard of bunny lines or nose Botox. While it is a less common treatment, it can be a great option for patients experiencing dynamic wrinkle formation on their nose. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Botox for bunny lines Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Overview: What Are Bunny Lines?
Bunny lines are lines that form on the nose when scrunching it. This is largely controlled by the nasalis muscle which wraps over your nose. The upper portion is typically the part that contributes most to bunny lines. Occasionally, the levator labii superioris—the muscle responsible for causing a gummy smile—is sometimes involved in bunny line formation.
Not every patient will experience bunny lines. They are less common than frown lines and forehead wrinkles. However, those that do may see bunny lines earlier than other fine lines or wrinkles. Bunny lines can cause permanent wrinkles later in life along the lower part of the eye.
Some people find bunny lines endearing, especially since they are a structure that can sometimes be present from childhood. Therefore, this contributes to why bunny line Botox treatment is less common than other Botox injections. Though, many are simply unaware of the treatment.
How Botox Works
Botox is derived from Botulinum toxin A, a neurotoxin that can temporarily relax certain treated muscles. This prevents the movements that cause wrinkles, but does not prevent normal facial expressions. Other neurotoxins such as Dysport and Xeomin work the same way and use slight variations on Botulinum toxin A.
When addressing bunny lines, only a small amount of Botox is necessary. It is not meant to relax the entire nasalis muscle, only the portions causing bunny lines. You should still be able to scrunch your nose, but once the Botox has taken effect, should not form any lines.
Benefits & Risks
Botox has been available to the cosmetic industry for over two decades. The benefits of the injectable largely outweigh the risks. However, some patients may be at higher risk of complications due to medical conditions or other factors. Your injector will evaluate your risks during a consultation. First, let’s look at the benefits of nose Botox to treat bunny lines.
- Reduce unwanted lines on the nose
- Promote smoother looking skin
- Maintain natural expression without unwanted lines
- Prevent future wrinkle formation
- Quick treatment
- Shallow injections for minimal pain and Botox spreading
- Little to no pain
- Safe and effective
- Can combine with other Botox treatments or cosmetic injections
- Tends to provide predictable results
- Performed by an experienced and skilled injector
The risks of bunny line Botox can vary based on the person, their anatomy, and medical history. Some of the risks include:
- Botox spreading to surrounding muscles
- Lopsided smile
- Unexpected results
- Prolonged or severe side effects
- Flu-like symptoms
Most of the risks of Botox are mild, treatable, and/or temporary. It is unlikely that you will experience a severe or long lasting complication. If you are at high risk of complications, your injector may recommend another treatment option.
Before & After Bunny Line Botox
First, you will undergo a consultation with an injector at Northwest Face & Body. They will ask about your medical history, experience with Botox, and your lifestyle. Questions about your lifestyle may include if you smoke and what your skincare routine looks like. From there, they will ask you to scrunch your nose to identify and examine the bunny lines. This helps them determine which muscles are involved and make a plan about where to inject.
If they consider you a good candidate, they will further discuss the procedure. In some cases, they may proceed with the treatment on the same day. However, if your injector does not believe you are a good candidate, they may recommend other treatments such as microneedling or laser resurfacing.
Botox injections for bunny lines are among the quickest Botox treatment. It takes under five minutes and thus is a great procedure to add on when undergoing other Botox injections. The first step your injector will take is to disinfect and clean the nose with alcohol. Numbing cream is rarely used. Though, the nose can be slightly more sensitive than forehead Botox. Since the injections are quick, patients usually tolerate the injections without issue.
Your injector will then ask you to scrunch your face and relax before injecting just above where the bunny lines form. They will administer Botox on each side of the nose and potentially on the bridge of your nose if you have more pronounced or severe bunny lines.
Minimal aftercare is necessary after Botox for bunny lines. The aftercare instructions tend to follow those of other Botox procedures. Some of the aftercare may include:
- Sleep on your back
- Do not bend over for a few hours
- Refrain from strenuous exercise or activities
- Avoid drinking and smoking
- Know when to expect results
- Do not put too much pressure on your nose
- Avoid getting other cosmetic procedures done in the same area
- Refrain from unnecessarily touching or massaging
- Stay out of direct sunlight
Your injector may give you other instructions or alter those above to best suit your treatment and needs. For the most part, patients can return to their normal lives immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Botox Cause Bunny Lines?
It can, but it is rare. Sometimes when the glabella or crow’s feet are treated and relaxed with Botox, the body compensates for the lack of movement by moving the nasalis muscle more. This can cause bunny lines. However, this does not happen to everyone, or even most people, who get forehead Botox.
The most frequent cause of bunny lines is natural movement and expression of the face. Also, genetics do play a factor because it is possible to see bunny lines form at an extremely young age.
How Many Units Are Used?
Bunny line Botox requires an extremely small number of units. Often, each side of the nose only receives two to three units. An additional two to three units are sometimes injected into the middle of the nose. Therefore, at Northwest Face & Body, our injectors typically perform nose Botox with other Botox injections.
Can Botox Slim The Nose?
Yes, though, it is not as dramatic or effective as masseter Botox is for the jawline. Usually, if you want to enhance your nose either surgical rhinoplasty or dermal fillers are the best treatment. However, on some occasions, Botox is used to slim the nose. Additionally, some patients who undergo Botox for bunny lines may notice that their nose looks a bit slimmer. This is especially true with consistent and repeated treatment.
How Can I Avoid Getting Bunny Lines?
No one can totally stop themselves from aging, but you can help prevent and prolong it. If you do not naturally have bunny lines and want to avoid getting them, some of these tips may help:
- Take good care of your skin
- Avoid scrunching your nose
- Do not smoke
- Always protect your skin from the sun
- Stay out of direct sunlight
- Start Botox injections early
- Use a good quality serum
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Get enough sleep
Even if you follow all of these instructions, you may still get bunny lines. Some people have genetics or anatomy that simply predisposes them to get bunny lines. Luckily, Botox is a quick and easy way to reduce their appearance and prevent them from worsening over time.
How Much Is Nose Botox In Bellevue?
At Northwest Face & Body, our Botox is sold in unit packages. Below you can find the starting pricing for Botox treatment in Bellevue.
- 20 Units with Nurse: $199
- 30 Units with Nurse: $269
- 20 Units with Injector: $219
- 30 Units with Injector: $299
We do work with Allē rewards and similar programs from the brands themselves. You can also find out about financial assistance through outside companies such as Care Credit on the financing tab of our price list. To find our full suite of pricing, visit our price list. If you are interested in multiple procedures, you can use Price Simulator to add up the costs and receive a preliminary price quote.
The Best Botox For Bunny Lines At Northwest Face & Body
Northwest Face & Body is a premier plastic surgery practice serving the Bellevue and Kirkland areas. Our qualified injectors treat hundreds of patients every month and specialize in neuromodulator injections, including bunny line treatment. With the knowledge and experience necessary for good results, Northwest Face & Body offers the best Botox for bunny lines Bellevue and Kirkland provide.
The injectors at Northwest Face & Body come from a diverse set of backgrounds. They range in credentials from registered nurses to aesthetic medicine physicians to surgeons. All have undergone thorough and rigorous training to become some of the best injectors in the Bellevue and Kirkland area.