Blog — Notes of a Plastic Surgeon

Welcome to my blog. I am a plastic surgeon in Seattle and have been in private practice since 1991. I've seen more than a few interesting faces and cases through my years spent in the exam room, the operating room and the emergency room. And I have an opinion on just about everything relating to plastic surgery (and a lot of unrelated stuff). If you like my blog, let me know. Thanks for reading! Lisa

Botox for Bunny Lines

 Seattle Plastic Surgeon discusses “Bunny Lines”

I saw a patient today who wanted treatment for those funny little horizontal wrinkles on the nose that we plastic surgeons refer to as bunny lines.  She was surprised that I recommended Botox instead of a filler.

Botox works very well for bunny lines because these creases are caused by the underlying procerus muscle.  This muscle allows for that expression that people have when they smell something really, really bad.  Botox weakens the muscle and the wrinkles smooth out over several weeks after injection. 

Filler, such as Juvederm or Restylane could be used to fill in these creases but filler woud not treat the underlying cause and could make the bridge of the nose look a little bulky. 

Botox and fillers are both “injectables” but they treat wrinkles in completely different ways. 

Thanks for reading.  Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder


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