male trap muscles

TrapTox™

What is Trap Botox?

Trap botox, or TrapTox™ for the trapezius muscle, is designed to release tightness and tension that often results in stiffness, recurring tension headaches, and tech neck. From an aesthetic standpoint, TrapTox can create an elongated neck and leaner-looking shoulders.

$900 | 100 units

$1700 | 200 units

How Does TrapTox Work?


Botox injected into the trapezius works by relaxing the muscle itself so it’s no longer able to contract as hard as it’s capable of during its natural state. This helps the muscle to release built up tension that may be contributing to discomfort and may also aesthetically be creating a more “bulky” looking trapezius.  With shoulder tension treatment, relief can last for about 3-4 months, then they will be due to repeat the process unless they’re also holistically working on other methods to improve their posture, stress levels and other factors that may have initially contributed to the tension that developed in their trapezius muscles. 

Pre-Care | Post-Care
  • Avoid alcohol consumption for 3 days prior to your trap botox procedure

  • Consult with your medical provider, discontinue blood thinning medication such as Ibuprofen, Excedrin, Aspirin, Aleve, and Fish Oil a week prior to injections

FAQs

Are trapezius Botox injections the same as trigger point injections?

Trigger point injections are a pain management treatment that involves injecting a local anesthetic, sometimes combined with a steroid medication, to relax muscles and relieve pain. Botox trapezius muscle treatments focus on releasing tightness and tension by reducing the bulkiness of the muscle.


Will trapezius Botox help with neck pain?

Yes, by reducing the trapezius muscle, botox for shoulder pain can help to loosen the tension that typically feeds neck stiffness and discomfort.


What are the side effects of trapezius Botox?

Like facial Botox treatments, the side effects for this treatment are pretty rare. The most common include swelling, redness, and bruising. All of these side effects resolve fairly quickly and are easily concealed by clothing. The area is over treated then patients can experience structural weakness for a few weeks. This is why it’s important to see a provider who understands how to dose and treat structural muscles.


How long does trapezius Botox last? 

Just like Botox treated in other areas, trap Botox lasts 3-4 months. However, patients may not need to be treated every 3-4 months because the trapezius is a structural muscle. Meaning, we’re not treating this muscle because of “wrinkles”, we are trying to debulk the muscle to relieve tension. So if the tension is gone, then patients should just return when they feel the tension returning. Over treating this muscle too often over time can lead to structural weakness. That being said, some individuals have severe hypertrophic or enlarged trapezius muscles that require ongoing treatment in order for them to continue to experience relief. But this is not the norm.


Is trapezius Botox painful? 

Trap Botox is extremely quick and most patients find it actually to feel “good” because the very small needle is breaking up the muscle tension like acupuncture. Typically there’s 3 injection points per side and then the procedure is over.


Is there any downtime with the Trap Botox procedure? Can I return to work immediately?

We just ask that patients avoid exercise, saunas, hot tubs, etc for 24 hours. After that patients can completely resume normal activity. 


Is TrapTox recommended for athletes or individuals with active lifestyles?

TrapTox can be for anyone looking for relief of overly tense trapezius muscles. For athletes it’ll just be important to gage whether they heavily rely on these muscles to compete in their sport of choice.


Can Trap Botox treat shoulder tension related to desk jobs or prolonged device usage?

Yes! This is actually why we’re seeing a huge rise in TrapTox being performed. Many of us are slouching and hunching over all day which leads to excessive tension being built up in the trapezius muscles, which also leads to over enlargement of these muscles. TrapTox is the perfect solution for this.



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