What Is Trapezius BOTOX®?


While This Treatment Is Not Available at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center, We Explain the Basics for Patients Who Are Curious

At South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center, we sometimes hear from patients asking about trapezius BOTOX®. Our New Jersey-based practice doesn’t offer this treatment, but understands that people want to know about its therapeutic benefits and cosmetic effects, such as giving the shoulders and neck a leaner appearance. Some patients call this cosmetic treatment “Trap Tox” or “Barbie BOTOX®” for the slimmer, cleaner neck lines it can create.


Searching for “trapezius BOTOX® near me” in the New Jersey area? Contact South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center online or by phone at (856) 810-9888 to learn more and request a consultation for other treatments we do offer.

BOTOX® in the Shoulders: What is Trapezius BOTOX®?

Trapezius BOTOX® involves injections of the neuromodulator into the trapezius muscle, which is a large, trapezoid-shaped muscle in the neck, back, and shoulders. BOTOX® temporarily prevents this muscle from contracting by disrupting communications sent via the nerves. Injections are made superficially into the muscle with minimal discomfort. The full results can take up to a few weeks to show, and they typically last for three to four months on average.

What Are the Benefits of BOTOX® in the Trapezius Muscles?

Patients often request trapezius BOTOX® in an effort to achieve a slimmer, more contoured neck. BOTOX® in the traps and shoulders has many benefits, such as relaxing tight trapezius muscles, providing relief from pain and stiffness, preventing excessive contractions of the muscle, reducing the development of headaches, improving the balance of the front and back of the upper body to give you better posture, reducing the appearance of a hunch, and providing a leaner, slimmer, and more elongated appearance to the shoulders and neck.

Who Is a Good Candidate for BOTOX® for Trapezius Muscles?

Individuals who experience pain in the neck and back—such as those with very active jobs or who spend a lot of time hunched over—may be good candidates. You may also be a good candidate if you simply want a slimmer-looking neck. This treatment may not be suitable for individuals who have a weak or underdeveloped trapezius muscle or those with certain medical conditions.

Would you like to learn more about trapezius muscle BOTOX® cost? If you have been looking for “BOTOX® and fillers near me,” we can give you information about pricing for treatments available at South Jersey Skin Care.

Since Trapezius BOTOX® Isn’t Available, Which Types of BOTOX® Treatments Can Be Enjoyed at South Jersey Skin Care?

Trapezius BOTOX® is just one of many uses of for the popular botulinum toxin type A injectable. Patients may also use BOTOX® for migraines to help with chronic headaches.

South Jersey Skin Care does not offer either of those treatments. Options available at our practice include:

  • Forehead BOTOX® to reduce pronounced, horizontal lines above the eyebrows.
  • Hooded eye BOTOX® to make the eyes look more youthful and refreshed by lifting the eyebrows slightly.
  • Under eyes BOTOX® to reduce horizontal wrinkles and the protruding muscle below the eyes.
  • Chin BOTOX® to reduce dimpling for a smoother chin area.
  • Nose BOTOX® or bunny lines BOTOX®as a way to soften the lines that appear beside the nose when you scrunch it.
  • Underarm BOTOX® to reduce sweating for patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis. (We do not offer this treatment.)
  • Masseter BOTOX®to reduce enlarged jaw muscles for cosmetic reasons or pain relief.

Beyond Trapezius BOTOX®: Other Types of Cosmetic Procedures

What is available apart from trapezius BOTOX®? South Jersey Skin Care offers a full range of aesthetic treatments, such as dermal fillers to minimize wrinkles associated with volume loss, improve facial contours, or enhance the lips. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical treatment that involves using low temperatures reduce fat in a targeted area. This treatment is commonly used between the chin and neck to minimize a double chin. Endolift® is a laser treatment that tightens skin.

Contact South Jersey Skin Care online or by phone at (856) 810-9888 to request a consultation, learn about options aside from trapezius BOTOX®, and more at our New Jersey practice.