A variety of wrinkles can appear on the bridge of the nose. They are usually not caused by the ageing process of the skin and the connective tissue, but by the individual facial expressions or genetic predisposition. Nose lines, also called bunny lines, can be successfully treated with Botox by a cosmetic surgeon. Bunny lines are nasal lines that run across the bridge of the nose as well as diagonally and vertically down the side of the nose. They make the face appear tired and fatigued. Furthermore, bunny lines give the impression that the person is irritated or is turning their nose up in annoyance.
Nose wrinkles are caused by continuously contracting the muscles used to make facial expressions. In order to reduce bunny lines, it is necessary to deal with the cause. This means inhibiting the ability of the involved muscle groups to contract. To do so, precise amounts of Botox are injected into the area around the nose wrinkles. The neurotoxin disables the connection between the nerve cell and the muscle, which relaxes due to the lack of signals. The extent to which this effect is inhibited depends on the dose. When the right dose of Botox is administered, the result appears very natural.
Botox does not remain in the tissue forever; it is broken down by the metabolism. How long the effect lasts depends on certain individual factors. On average, the results of Botox treatment for nose wrinkles last between three months and half a year. This means that this type of treatment for bunny lines must be repeated at certain intervals. The treatment can be repeated before the effect of the prior injections has completely subsided. In this case, a lower dose is used for the subsequent injections.
The botulinum toxin is generally very well tolerated by patients at the Klinik am Rhein. Slight swelling or redness occurs in very rare cases but it disappears by itself. Cooling the affected area reduces the swelling and redness more quickly. No anaesthesia is required for treating nose wrinkles with Botox. The patients are fit immediately after treatment and do not have to take time off work or avoid exercising. Treatment of bunny lines with Botox does not cause any scars because very fine cannulas are used for the injections. Before every treatment, the patient meets the doctor for an in-depth consultation. The injections themselves only take a few minutes.