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Botox and Bunny Lines

Did you know that Botox and Dsyport are commonly used here in San Diego to treat patients who have bunny lines? But wait a minute. Bunny lines sound kind of cute, right? But they aren’t when it comes to facial animation and wrinkle formation.

Bunny Lines

Bunny lines are wrinkles that form along the side of the nose as a result of facial animation and movement. The adjacent diagram here shows precisely where bunny lines form.

When someone makes a mean face or snarls, the underlying nasalis muscle of the nose contracts. The overlying skin then bunches up in several different folds creating the unwanted bunny lines.

It is actually fairly common to see the bunny lines form in conjunction with the unwanted ’11s’ that so often form in between the eyebrows. In many patients, however, the bunny lines are just not as bothersome as the wrinkles that form in the lower forehead region.

Celebrity Bunny Lines

Here are several examples of celebrities who have likely had Botox or Dysport to smooth their forehead, but didn’t get their bunny lines treated – or at least as much as their forehead was Botoxed!

This graphic was published by way back in 2009 as an example of how some celebrities have had their faces Botoxed into submission as they say. But to us, it simply looks like they didn’t get the bunny lines injected with Botox or Dysport.

Regardless, you can see how the nasalis muscle on the side of the nose contracts with animation of the face – creating the bunny line wrinkles very predictably.

Bunny Line Botox

Botox and Dysport work the same way in helping to reduce wrinkle formation in the bunny lines. Botox and Dysport are carefull injected under the skin of the nose to help target the underlying nasalis muscle. Once the Botox and Dysport take effect, the muscle movement is greatly reduced – thus reducing the wrinkle formation in the bunny lines.

Bunny line Botox and Dysport lasts about the same duration of time as Botox and Dysport in the forehead and crow’s feet region – which is about 3 months on average. Many of our patients who get Botox and Dysport in the forehead and crow’s feet will do the bunny lines at the same time.

So if your bunny lines are bothering you, let Dr. Hilinski know next time you are in the office so you, too, can get rid of those pesky wrinkles.

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