Bunny Lines are those pesky diagonal lines (and sometimes horizontal lines) that form across the upper nose from excessive pull of the underlying muscle whenever you scrunch your nose. Sometimes they are genetic and may accompany your natural frown or smile, but occasionally they are the result of complications from other facial treatments, including frown treatment with Anti Wrinkle injections. Although uncommon, treatment of your frown with Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxant can cause ‘muscle recruitment’, whereby nearby muscles that are not ‘blocked’ or affected by treatment tend to work harder, causing new lines to form. Even so, frown treatment can sometimes be required as part of the treatment of Bunny Lines, as a strong frown, in particular, may be the cause of those horizontal Bunny Lines.
Fortunately, Bunny Lines can be treated with a few simple injections of Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants into the offending muscle. Sometimes frown treatment with Anti Wrinkle injections is also required.
Care needs to be taken by your clinician not to inadvertently drop your smile, a potential complication of the treatment process. Dr. Jodie has a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and can help you navigate treatment with minimal risk.
Dr. Jodie will thoroughly assess your face to see if you are a good candidate for Anti Wrinkle treatment of your Bunny Lines. This mostly involves assessing the patterns of your lines when you scrunch your nose and also when you frown. Dr. Jodie will apply ice to numb the area to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure, as the nose is a sensitive area. Then she will use a tiny needle to administer the Anti Wrinkle treatment to either side of your upper nose where the lines form. Occasionally, she will also need to treat your frown as well, which typically involves five small injections throughout the brow. Following the procedure, you can get on with your daily life, as there is no significant recovery time.
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It is of utmost importance to Dr. Jodie that all of her treatments provide natural looking outcomes and Bunny Line Treatments are no exception. Dr. Jodie will ensure your result is subtle yet significant, and most importantly, will not impact negatively on your smile. Around the nose, she would rather treat your lines more frequently with a lower dose than risk complications with a higher dose, which can also cause a wider or flatter looking nose, in addition to affecting your smile. With Dr. Jodie, you can feel reassured that your whole face is considered with assessment and treatment, not just isolated parts of your face. This approach allows her to create a more natural, refreshed look.
Dr. Jodie will personally assess your facial muscle movement to tailor a plan specifically to your needs. Bunny Lines tend to be more prominent diagonally, but sometimes exist horizontally across the bridge of the nose. Understanding which muscle groups are responsible for your unique lines is essential to achieving the right outcome for you. By correctly identifying and treating the cause of your Bunny LInes, Dr. Jodie can help you achieve your desired look. Dr. Jodie never follows a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Similarly, she doesn’t follow trends, but instead will determine what treatment style is best for your face.
Dr. Jodie takes a holistic approach to treatment of your Bunny Lines. For your benefit, she offers longer appointment times for both comprehensive assessment and careful delivery of treatment. Dr. Jodie has over a decade of experience as a cosmetic doctor and has trained extensively alongside some of Melbourne’s leading cosmetic dermatologists, so you can feel confident in her knowledge and skillset. Dr Jodie is also a national clinical trainer for a leading pharmaceutical company and regularly educates other doctors and specialists in the nuances of injectable treatments. As a trusted name in Melbourne for Bunny Lines treatment, Dr. Jodie will always do what is best for your health, well-being and aesthetic outcome.