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What is ‘Traptox’ and how does it work?
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What is ‘Traptox’ and how does it work?

Shoulder Contouring with Trapezius Botox Injections

Most of us are familiar with the use of Botox for the smoothing of lines on the forehead and around the eyes, but their benefits go far beyond this. As well as commonly being used to treat excessive sweating and migraines, neurotoxins can also be injected into the trapezius muscle – a treatment that’s becoming increasingly popular and claims myriad benefits, from its ability to elongate the neck and even relieve back and shoulder pain. But how exactly does Traptox work? Read on for everything you need to know.

What is Traptox?

Traptox involves the injection of toxin into the trapezius muscles, which are located across your neck, back, and shoulders. By temporarily inhibiting nerve cell communication, the injections can help relax the muscles and shrink them over time, resulting in the appearance of a longer and more slender neck as well as giving relief from tension and knots.

It’s rapidly becoming a popular area to target with Botox because the trapezius muscles are a common accumulator of tension, especially for desk workers. Tension in this area not only leads to pain but may contribute to headaches and migraines too.

How does it work?

The trapezius muscle is a large muscle that extends from the back of the head and neck to the shoulders. When the trapezius muscle is enlarged or hypertrophic, the shoulders look bulky and more masculine. Hypertrophic trapezius muscles also have the effect of making the neck look shorter and the face wider. Botox helps to correct and contour bulky shoulder and collarbone muscles for a slimmer, more feminine silhouette. It works by blocking the signal between the nerve and muscle. When injected into the trapezius muscle, the muscle shrinks from decreased activity, giving the neck a thinner, more contoured appearance. The results of trapezius Botox last for 4-6 months.

What are the risks?

Some common side effects include mild bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. In rare cases, some individuals might undergo temporary muscle weakness or allergic responses. Seeking advice from an experienced medical professional is crucial to evaluate individual risks and ascertain the appropriateness of opting for Traptox.

Who is a suitable candidate for Traptox?

The treatment is ideal for those with overdeveloped trapezius muscles who slouch over a lot, are troubled by tension and pain in their shoulders and would like to elongate the look of their neck. Traptox has been lauded as an effective way to alleviate muscle tension and discomfort in the neck and shoulder area, the spot of pain that often stems from improper posture. Medically speaking this is particularly beneficial for individuals who spend extended periods of time at their desks as the treatment aids in mitigating muscle spasms and headaches that commonly arise due to the tension in the neck and shoulder area.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of Traptox, and whether it’s right for you, click here to enquire or to book a consultation.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.

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