SF 415 255-9510  |  MARIN 415 464-8801

SF 415 255-9510  |  MARIN 415 464-8801

“Trap-Tox” or “Barbie Botox” (Botox for the Trapezius)

botox for trapezius muscle "trap-tox"

Treating the trapezius muscle in the neck and/or shoulders with Botox for pain management or for cosmetic reasons is becoming more common. Along with “traptox” another new buzzword making headlines is “Barbie Botox”.

The benefits of a trapezius Botox treatment:
• Relax tense or chronically tight shoulders
• Reduce neck and shoulder pain and stiffness
• Alleviate excessive muscle contraction
• Induce straighter-angled, better-defined shoulders
• Make the neck look elongated and lean

Botox has been used for years for relieving pain and tightness, even before it was FDA-approved for cosmetic procedures.

Some people may have large trapezius muscles genetically, while others may have a trapezius that is overactive or overdeveloped. Injecting these muscles, which run from the base of the neck across the shoulders and down the upper part of the back, with Botox helps them to relax. Neck stiffness is reduced, and in turn, posture is improved, creating a more contoured and elongated neck. This slimming effect can also make you look taller with more defined “square” shoulders.

Botox starts to take effect in just a few days though it often takes about one to two weeks for the full effect of pain and tightness relief. It may take a month before the esthetic slimming effects start to show.

Our master injectors are pleased to offer the Trap-Tox service for visually improving your neck profile while reducing tension and shoulder stiffness.

Botox is also used for smoothing wrinkles and lines and treating excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis).

Consultations are always complimentary. Book an appointment with an expert now!

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Kirsten S.
Linda and staff are amazing. I am always very happy with my treatment results. It is apparent that she researches various technologies and techniques. The applications are always evolving with new and improved products. Highly recommended.
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Excellent service and an overall pleasant experience. Victoria was professional and knowledgeable. She proposed treatments addressing both my anesthetic and medical concerns.. I could not be happier with the results. Also, the Receptionist, Mattie, was pleasant and efficient. I look forward to future treatments.
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Hayes Valley is the best! Kate did an incredible job with Dysport removing the wrinkles from my forehead, Sandra gave me great abs and glutes with Emsculpt, and Linda gave me my youthful facial structure back with Sculptra. These women are truly amazing. So glad that I found them!
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Gene V.
I love Hayes Valley Medical and Esthetics! I've been coming for a while now for Botox and filler treatments. Linda is AMAZING! She knows just the right amount of product needed in all the right places to bring out my best facial features. I feel more handsome every time!!

The front desk staff are super sweet and helpful. They always ask exactly what I want and I never feel like I'm being 'upsold' or encouraged to do anything other than what I came in for. I would highly recommend HVME to anybody that is on the unsure about trying some of the services they offer. You won't be disappointed. Thank you!!
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Julie S.
This was my first experience with any filler/injection treatment and it was very pleasant, professional and everyone there made me feel safe, welcome and I felt very knowledgeable coming out of my treatment about what to expect. I will absolutely be back!
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Tina B.
Diana at the front desk is so sweet, the medical assistant was amazing & personable and Kate who did my procedure is my favorite! As I walked out and met my husband, I told him how much I enjoy being there & what a good vibe Hayes has.
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Cher B.
Sheila and Linda took great care of me and I look younger and vibrant.  I do not trust anyone else for injectables.  Linda is careful, thoughtful, and respectful of one’s budget. I have followed her from Marin into SF and I will continue to follow her where ever she practices.
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