If you read the phrase ‘bunny lines’ in any other context, you’d probably assume it was referring to lengthy supermarket queues during Easter, or something you’d buy in a pet store.
In fact, this cutesy name has nothing much to do with rabbits at all. ‘Bunny lines’ describe straight, slightly diagonal lines that extend from both sides of the nose, beneath the bridge, when someone smiles or laughs. Presumably, they’re named as such because they vaguely resemble a pair of rabbit ears or whiskers.
Like many facial expression lines, they can occur naturally if someone regularly crinkles their nose when they laugh, or through the process of ageing. However, bunny lines can also appear following anti wrinkle injections — in this case, they’re sometimes nicknamed ‘Bot..x bunny lines’.
Humans are naturally expressive, and when we stop movements in one area with Botulinum toxoid, we may notice greater movement in other areas. In this case, women who have naturally-occurring bunny lines might find them more obvious after having their forehead and eye area treated.
The “recruitment” of other muscles in the face when making certain expressions can also cause the lines to appear.
The biggest muscle of the face is the glabella, or the ‘frown line’… by injecting Botulinum toxoid into the glabella the bunny lines may seem more evident.
According to eagled-eyed ‘celebrity watchers’, bunny lines are a tell-tale sign of regular Botox users in Hollywood — Nicole Kidman, Madonna, Kim Cattrall and Kylie Minogue have all had fingers pointed at their noses. Yet this isn’t necessarily accurate, as not every anti wrinkle injectionuser will experience them.
Bunny lines are evident in all clients but probably more evident in those clients who have Botulinum Toxoid.
I would say when discussing side-effects of Botulinum , things like spocking, or bruising, are much more relevant to patients.
Regardless of what causes them to appear, bunny lines can be softened with anti wrinkle injections injections if a patient is particularly concerned about them, which isn’t always the case. It’s a really simple procedure, injecting approximately two units per side of each bunny line. The procedure is quick and often painless.
Dr Rahma Targett
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What is Botulinum Toxoid?
Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified natural protein chemically derived from bacteria that can be injected into a muscle to cause temporary muscular relaxation. It can be used to treat the appearance of frown lines, worry lines and laughter lines, for example, all of which are caused by the repeated contractions of the facial muscles. Botulinum toxoid typically reduces the appearance of wrinkles by about 80%, leading to a more youthful, fresh appearance.
Is It a Safe Drug?
Like all other prescription medicines, if used with precision and accuracy by specially trained and experienced individuals, Botulinum Toxin is a very safe drug, with minimal side-effects and complications.
How Does It Work?
Botulinum Toxoid works by binding to the junction between the nerve and the muscle locally (at the precise point where it is injected) to stop the signal being transmitted, therefore preventing the contraction of those individual muscle fibres. This effect is reversible; in time, these junctions recover their normal function and the toxin is broken down by the body and removed.
Does Botulinum Toxoid Work Immediately?
No, Botox takes between three and 14 days to take full effect.
How Long Does Botulinum Toxoid Last?
This varies significantly between individuals. On average, it lasts approximately four months.
How Often Do I need The Treatments Repeated?
It is wise to wait until the previous dose has worn off before receiving another treatment. We generally advise a minimum of three months between repeat treatments.
What Does The Treatment Involve?
An integral part of the treatment is the consultation. Together with your doctor, you will discuss the problem areas, the possible treatments and any concerns will be addressed. We will then require you to sign a consent form and to take pre-treatment photos. The doctor will then apply numbing cream to the area. At this stage, she will mark the sites to be injected and, after cleaning the area, the treatment will be administered in the form of fine injections using very fine needles. Anti-bruising cream is then applied to the treated area(s).
Does It Hurt?
We understand that many of our patients may be apprehensive about being on the receiving end of a needle, so while we reassure you that this is a relatively painless procedure with minimal side-effects, we do apply numbing cream to the area to be treated beforehand.
What Are The Possible Side Effects?
It is common to have small raised bumps of skin at the injection site; these may be slightly red and will go down about 20 minutes after the treatment (please feel free to wait in our waiting room enjoying a cup of tea until these go down!).
Bruising at the injection site may occasionally occur; this will resolve quickly.
It is quite common to experience a mild headache after anti wrinkle injections to the face. This can be easily treated with over-the-counter painkillers.
- Bunny Lines at the sides of the nose.
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