When most people think of Botox, they think of eliminating facial lines and wrinkles to create smoother skin and a more youthful facial appearance. However, that isn’t the only cosmetic use for the popular injectable treatment. If you’re interested in achieving slimmer-looking shoulders and elongating your neck, you may be a great candidate for Traptox, one of the newest, hottest trends in the world of cosmetic injectables.

What Is Traptox?

Traptox, also known as Botox for the trapezius muscles, is a cosmetic treatment growing rapidly in popularity. During the treatment, the injectable neurotoxin Botox is injected directly into the trapezius muscle, which runs from the back of the head to the shoulders and the middle of the back. Traptox is used primarily to slim down the shoulders and elongate the neck, creating a more feminine appearance and enhancing the definition of the neck. The treatment can also be used to alleviate discomfort and spasms around the shoulders and neck.

How Does Traptox Work?

Botox is made with botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that can block the signals between the muscles and nerves. So, when Botox is injected into the trapezius muscle, it prevents it from contracting, which gradually causes it to atrophy. Eventually, this leads to a slimmer appearance, which, in turn, makes the neck look longer.

Benefits of Traptox

Traptox is a popular, minimally invasive treatment that can offer some or all of the following benefits:

  • Slimmer shoulders
  • An elongated, more defined neck
  • A more feminine appearance
  • Reduced neck and shoulder pain
  • Reduced neck spasms
  • Reduced headaches
  • Little to no recovery time required
  • Improved self-confidence

What to Expect During the Treatment

Once you’ve had a quick consultation with Dr. Reinblatt to go over your specific aesthetic goals and ensure that you’re a good candidate for Traptox, your treatment will be a simple, in-office process. To begin, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin in the treatment area. Dr. Reinblatt will then use a fine needle to strategically inject Botox into different parts of your trapezius muscle based on your unique treatment plan. Overall, the process should only take around 15 to 30 minutes, and you can head home immediately after it’s finished.

Traptox Recovery and Aftercare

Like traditional Botox injections, Traptox generally does not require any downtime, and patients can usually resume their normal routines right away. That said, you should wait at least 24 to 48 hours before engaging in strenuous exercise after the treatment. You’ll also need to refrain from rubbing or itching the injection sites for several days, and you may experience some mild bruising, swelling, and soreness.

Are You a Good Candidate for Traptox?

Adults looking to attain a slimmer, more feminine appearance around the neck and shoulders could be good candidates for Traptox. Typically, the best candidates for the treatment would like to elongate the appearance of their necks. Traptox may also be a good option if you’re dealing with persistent neck and/or shoulder pain, neck spasms, or headaches.

To be an ideal candidate for Traptox, it’s important that you’re in generally good health, have no allergies to botulinum toxin, and have realistic expectations for the treatment. During your initial consultation, Dr. Reinblatt will evaluate your situation to determine if Traptox is truly right for you.

What Results Can I Expect From Traptox?

Most patients notice their trapezius muscle relaxing shortly after undergoing Traptox treatment. However, it usually takes around two weeks for the neck to appear elongated and the shoulders to look visibly slimmer. The longevity of the treatment can vary from patient to patient, but on average, the results of Traptox last for between three and six months.

Why Choose Dr. Reinblatt for Your Traptox Treatment?

When it comes to your cosmetic care, you deserve nothing less than high-quality, personalized treatment and superb, natural-looking results. That’s precisely what you’ll get when you choose Dr. Maura Reinblatt for your Traptox treatment. Dr. Reinblatt is a board-certified plastic and general surgeon with education and training at Harvard Medical School, UCLA, and McGill University of Medicine. She has also served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, one of the country’s most prestigious institutions. Dr. Reinblatt and her team will go the extra mile to provide you with a comfortable, stress-free treatment experience and ensure that you achieve your unique aesthetic goals. Contact our office today if you’d like to learn more or schedule your initial consultation.

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