Trap Botox

What is “Trap” Botox?

Trap Botox is short for “trapezius” botox, sometimes also called TrapTox. The trapezius muscle starts at the base of your neck, spans your shoulders and descends to the middle of your back. The trapezius helps you move your head, neck, arms, shoulders and torso.

In Trap Botox, botox is injected into this muscle.  Injecting botox into the trapezius muscles helps to release tension in the area and can eliminate recurring tension headaches and neck aches.

From a cosmetic perspective, TrapTox can create the appearance of an elongated neck and slimmer shoulders. Botox weakens the muscle and it therefore reduces in size.

How is Trap Botox performed?

In TrapTox, Botox is injected directly into the trapezius muscles. Since this is a large muscle, it requires a larger amount of Botox than injecting a smaller muscle, such as those on the face. Typically 100U-200U of Botox is required for Trap Botox injections.

How long does Trap Botox take to work?

It can take 1-2 months to see the cosmetic results of Trap Botox. Reduced tension should be apparent within a week or two, but reduced mass and tapering of the neck will take longer.

What are the risks of Trap Botox?

Trap Botox has similar sideeffect risks as Botox injected in other areas. Post-injection, there could be redness, mild swelling and bruising. If too much Botox is used or it diffuses into other areas, you can experience muscle weakness. This can make it difficult to shrug the shoulders or extend the neck. If this occurs, the effect wears off over 2-3 months. Rarely, a flu-like illness has been reported, which can take 2-3 months to resolve.

How do I get Trap Botox done?

Call your dermatologist at SOMA Skin & Laser for a Trap Botox or TrapTox consultation today at 973-763-7546.








**Results may vary patient to patient. There is no guarantee that any specific result can be achieved.
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