Although the word Bunny Lines might sound adorable, their appearance is not.
Like the dreaded crow’s feet, they are called bunny lines because they are wrinkles that resemble a bunny’s whiskers.
But what are these Bunny Lines?
Bunny lines are the wrinkles that appear when you scrunch up your nose. Bunny lines are typically caused by repeated facial movements in the same area. They are usually most noticeable when someone laughs or smiles. Many patients would not even be aware of bunny lines on their face, but they can be a tell-tale sign of decreased collagen, elasticity, and aging.
2. So what are the causes of Bunny Lines?
Age is one of the most significant causes of Bunny Lines. When you’re young, your skin is elastic and bounces back readily. However, as you get older, your skin loses much of its elasticity. This leads to sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Some people are more prone to developing these lines due to the way they make their facial expressions. For example, some people crinkle up their nose when they smile or laugh. This can cause the bunny lines to become more prominent.
Additionally, Bunny Lines can also be the result of Botox treatment by an inexperienced injector. Botox works by relaxing muscles in targeted areas of the face. Sometimes, when specific facial muscles are restricted, other muscles work overtime to compensate for them.
For instance, when other muscles are deactivated by Botox, the nasalis muscle may get overworked, resulting in an unnatural look and a tell-tale sign of Botox. This is usually the case when a person laughs or smiles, and nasalis muscle movement and bunny lines are evident on an otherwise smooth and still face.
Therefore, it is important that one needs to see a highly-skilled professional to prevent these fine lines due to Botox.
3. How to get rid of Bunny Lines?
Firstly, one should know that Bunny Lines cannot be treated with store-purchased wrinkle creams and other heavily advertised wrinkle treatments. The best way to treat your Bunny Lines is with Botox or Botulinum Toxin.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) consists of 7 types of neurotoxins; however, only toxins A and B are approved for use clinically. Botox A is used for several disorders in the field of medicine, particularly in dermatology, for cosmetic purposes. It is produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum and can be used as a treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the upper areas of the face, elevate the eyebrows, and treat other underlying skin problems.
Botox for Bunny Lines aims to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines that appear diagonally on both sides of your nose. Small injections of Botox temporarily block the signal from nerve to muscles. This causes the muscles to no longer contract, which relaxes and softens the wrinkles.
The procedure is quick and no anesthesia is typically required. During the treatment, a fine needle is inserted into specific muscles which may cause minor discomfort.
4. What to expect after Botox treatment for nose wrinkles?
Botox is relatively safe and effective for treating Bunny Lines. It is usually performed without anesthesia, so you don’t have to worry about hospital costs or paying an anesthesiologist. The right technique and dosage of Botox provides a natural, well-rested look, while maintaining your facial expressions.
The best part about Botox is it requires minimal recovery and downtime. The procedure itself is a rather quick one, and you may even be able to return to work immediately after. That means you won’t have to worry about taking time off from work.
However, Botox takes between a few days to weeks to take full effect. Within 3 to 4 days, you’ll start to see results, but it may take up to 14 days to see the best results. In order to prolong the effects of Botox from six months to one year, the treatment should be repeated for one year or more.
5. But are there any side effects from a Botox procedure?
Although Botox is considered a safe procedure, some possible side effects can be experienced. Some patients report minimal and temporary side effects.
· Slight Pain/Discomfort
· Mild Redness
· Swelling and
· Bruising of the treatment area
These side effects usually last only a few days. Other serious complications from Botox procedures are reportedly rare. However, it is best to consult your clinic immediately if you experience headache, muscle spasms, fatigue, nausea or dizziness.
Also it must be noted that one should not undergo Botox if they are pregnant, breastfeeding, or suffer from a neurological disease.
Conclusion: All wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, so it can be difficult to prevent them entirely. However, if you do decide to get Botox injections for your bunny lines, be sure to look for an appearance medicine professional who has a conservative approach and a long track record of providing natural results.