Even those of us with the most comprehensive of skincare routines are likely to experience some wrinkles and lines over time. For many, wrinkles are an inevitable sign of ageing and can be caused by sun damage, smoking and genetics. These wrinkles can come in various locations, shapes and sizes, but some are more common than others.
Bunny lines are wrinkles that appear on the nose when it is scrunched up. They often start near to the inner corner of the eye and then flow either downwards or horizontally on the nose. They are most noticeable when laughing or smiling, and they can vary greatly between people.
It is believed that facial expressions commonly cause bunny lines due to the movements and muscle contractions. Over time, consistent laughing and smiling can cause bunny lines to appear, just like other wrinkles such as crow’s feet. The ongoing muscle contractions, combined with skin that gets weaker as it ages, results in wrinkles and lines.
As the skin ages, it naturally loses its elasticity and also sees a reduction in collagen levels. This leaves skin that is prone to sagging and is not as firm and tight as it once was, making wrinkles and lines more common and defined.
Bunny Lines Treatment At Hans Place Practice
While bunny lines are often seen as a sign of a life filled with laughter, for some, they can be a cause of self-consciousness. There are treatment options for reducing the appearance of bunny lines, with Botox being one of the most common. Here at Hans Place Practice, we can provide Botox to treat bunny lines. However, we recommend that all patients come in for a skincare assessment before deciding if this treatment is right.
Botox is a prescription medicine that can be injected into the muscles around problem areas such as bunny lines. These injections are used to improve the look of the wrinkles on the nose. Botox works by preventing the nerve impulses from reaching the injected muscles. These muscles then have reduced activity which helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles such as bunny lines.
The results from Botox are often visible within a few days of treatment, but they are not permanent and will wear off over time. For most people, results will last approximately four months.