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Best Way To Treat Your Bunny Lines

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Best Way To Treat Your Bunny Lines

One of the common signs of aging is the development of wrinkles. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, facelifts and other related wrinkle-reducing treatments rose by 2% in 2019. Most people usually get work done on areas like the forehead and on the side of their nose, where wrinkles like bunny lines form.

But is there a “best” way to treat bunny lines aside from an extensive facelift? Minimally invasive procedures such as Botox are the best option. They offer immediate results and can last anywhere from 3 to 4 months before re-injection.

What Are Bunny Lines And How Do I Treat Them?

Bunny lines are wrinkles that start near the inner corner of your eye and extend downward onto your nose. They’re named because of the similar wrinkles that bunnies get on their faces whenever their faces twitch. Bunny lines appear most often when we’re laughing, smiling, or scrunching our noses, though not everyone has them.

They’re completely natural, though some wrinkles can get deeper and even become permanent after time. The more expressive your face, the most likely you’ll develop bunny lines. Age, lifestyle, and other conditions like the environment can also make you more prone to getting them.

There are several ways that you can treat bunny lines, but the best and fastest method is Botox injections.

How Botox Is Used To Treat Bunny Lines

Botox (or another botulinum toxin) injection treats bunny lines by temporarily limiting the movement of your facial muscles. They block nerve signals to your facial muscles, making lines and wrinkles like bunny lines less likely to appear.

Using Botox on your bunny lines is a simple procedure. Your practitioner may choose to apply a topical numbing agent like lidocaine or other local anesthetics to the area, then inject Botox around the side of your nose. You may need multiple injections depending on how severe your wrinkles are, but the process should take only an hour.

You’ll notice visible results with your bunny lines within 3 to 4 days, but it may take up to two weeks for your skin to acclimatize to it. The time for your results will also depend on how much Botox was used on your wrinkles, and your skin health before the injection.

Downtime after Botox is minimal – most physicians recommend a full 24 hours before resuming your normal activities. You may experience acute pain, stinging, swelling, inflammation, or other blemishes at your injection sites, but a day or two of rest should take care of them.

If you notice any other side effects, consult your physician immediately.

What Are The Other Ways You Can Manage Bunny Lines?

Aside from Botox injections, there are other methods you can use to manage bunny lines:

1. Silicone patches

Silicone patches help draw moisture to the surface of your skin, which helps add more volume to the area of concern and temporarily reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

2. Developing better facial posture

Wrinkles usually form when your facial posture causes tension in areas of your face. The prolonged crinkling of the skin overlying the facial muscles along with the loss of important components in the dermis such as collagen and elastin, makes your wrinkles more apparent and eventually etched in.

3. Supplements like beta carotene

Beta carotene has plenty of antioxidants, which can reduce facial wrinkles and improve your skin’s elasticity. It gets rid of free radicals (molecules that damage your skin cells), reducing pigmentation and making lines less likely to form.

4. Lifestyle changes

Hydration, reducing alcohol intake, and limiting sun exposure are just a few of the things you can do to help reduce bunny lines and wrinkles on your face. Eating food rich in antioxidants and Vitamins A, C, and E can also help restore your skin’s elasticity and reduce wrinkles.

5. Dermal fillers

Aside from Botox injections, you can also use/combine other facial fillers such as Volbella for more long-term solutions for deep bunny lines that are already etched in. Consult your physician before considering any of these procedures.

Botox Treatments and Other Skin Care Solutions at Anand Medical Spa

Bunny lines are best treated by Botox, but there are some lifestyle and routine changes you can discuss with your physician for better results. With regular Botox injections and some lifestyle changes, you can manage the appearance of your bunny lines without difficulty.

While Botox injections are a relatively safe cosmetic procedure, it’s important that you find an experienced practitioner to administer them correctly.

Schedule an appointment today to learn about the different skin rejuvenation therapies you can enjoy.

Read more: Is There a “Generic” Botox Cosmetic?

About the Author:

Dr. Sunanda Chugh is the Founder and Medical Director of Anand Medical Spa and has been practicing in NYC since 2004. She is a graduate of Cornell University and has completed her training at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Chugh has worked and trained with top Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists in NYC. Her special interest on the effect of the aging process on the face and body inspired her to specialize in Aesthetic Medicine.

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