Treating the Bunny Scrunch
These lines result from overactive nasalis muscles. Muscle relaxants can be used to prompt these muscles to relax, smoothing the lines. After undergoing this non-invasive treatment, the sides of your nose will attain a smoother contour, rejuvenating this area and giving your appearance a subtle lift. By preventing the repeated muscle movements that cause bunny scrunch lines, regular muscle relaxant injections may also prevent the wrinkles from becoming worse in the future.
Who is suitable to have this treatment?
Ideal candidates are adults who are concerned about the appearance of the sides of their noses. They have wrinkles that remain even when they are not intentionally scrunching their noses. Many patients who undergo muscle relaxant treatments feel that these wrinkles make them look old or angry. This treatment can be performed on most adults, men as well as women, who are in good health.
What to Expect
Bunny scrunch treatments are administered during a short office visit. The muscles to each side of the nose are injected with a muscle relaxant intended to block nerve signals to the muscle. This results in a controlled weakening of the muscles. As the muscle relaxes, the skin directly over the muscle becomes smoother, and the bunny scrunch lines disappear.
A thin needle is used to deliver the muscle relaxant product directly into the targeted muscle. Depending on the extent of the wrinkling, multiple injections may be placed on both sides of the nose.
Immediately after the injections, which take just a few minutes, patients can return home or to work. There are no bandages required and no downtime. Muscle relaxant injections have become a popular “lunchtime rejuvenation” option for patients looking for a quick enhancement in their appearance without the recovery period associated with surgery.
Within a few days, you will begin to notice the muscles at the sides of your nose relaxing and the wrinkles becoming smoother. The full results are usually achieved within 10 days and generally last 3-4 months. Over time, the muscle relaxant wears off, causing the wrinkles to reappear. Many patients undergo regular injections to maintain their rejuvenated appearance.
Possible Risks and Complications
Following injections into the bunny scrunch area, it is common to experience redness, swelling, bruising, and soreness. These minor side effects can be expected to dissipate within a few days and can be camouflaged with make-up. Serious complications are rare, but include infection and long-term numbness of the treated area.
After undergoing muscle relaxant injections, do not rub or touch the sides of your nose for 12 hours and avoid lying down for 4 hours. These movements can spread the injected product into surrounding muscles, resulting in their unintentional weakening.
Rough Costs Involved
The cost of muscle relaxant treatments is dependent on the amount of product needed. Bunny scrunch lines can usually be treated with muscle relaxant, for a cost of just $90. Schedule a consultation visit to gain a personalised price that takes into account your specific aesthetic goals.