Have you ever heard of, or considered getting, Botox in your trapezius muscles? It’s a trending treatment right now, and I’m getting more and more requests for it in my clinic so let’s talk a little bit about it.
Your trapezius muscles are a pair of large triangular muscles extending over the back of the neck and shoulders. Oftentimes people hold stress and tension in their trapezius muscles which can lead to headaches, back and neck pain, and a general feeling of stiffness and tightness in the area. All of which are uncomfortable to carry with you day to day!
Since the trapezius muscles are, in fact, muscles, they can get stronger and larger with continued exercise or tension. Larger trapezius muscles can sometimes be associated with a more masculine look, which is an aesthetic that most women try to minimize. One solution to reducing the size and strength of these muscles is to inject them with a few units of Botox. As an injector I am conservative, so I usually start with 15 units and go up from there in a subsequent appointment if needed.
You might wonder how this treatment affects workouts, and you might be surprised to hear that it can actually improve the quality of your workouts! Reducing the strength of these large trapezius muscles can allow you to target and strengthen other muscles in your back that the trapezius may have been overshadowing before!
For me, trapezius Botox helps reduce the tension in my neck and shoulders while I’m in surgery and helps give me a more feminine profile with an elongated neckline.
If you’re interested in getting Botox in your trapezius muscles ask your dermatologist if you would be a good candidate for this procedure.
Check out my YouTube video all about this treatment below!