At Pearl Medispa, our cosmetic doctors provide trapezius slimming injections and a full range of non-surgical body sculpting treatments to help you achieve a more balanced or refined appearance.
- Range of slimming injections for the calf, face and jaw with masseter injections,
- body skin tightening with biostimulation fillers,
- cellulite treatment, and fat-dissolving injections for neck and body areas.
Trapezius Slimming Injections
Trap muscle injections are a procedure that helps to feminise the neck, shoulder, and back by shrinking the muscle and giving the appearance of a longer neck and straighter angled shoulders. This treatment is performed at our Brisbane clinic using muscle-relaxing injections, most commonly used as anti-wrinkle treatments.
Understanding Trapezius Muscles
The trapezius muscles are large triangular-shaped muscles in your upper back, extending from your neck to your mid-back region. They are essential for sustaining the head posture and enabling efficient arm and shoulder movements. However, overdeveloped trapezius muscles can lead to discomfort or pain, negatively impacting posture and creating an undesirable aesthetic appearance.
Benefits of Trap Muscle Injections
- Pain relief: Reducing overdeveloped trap muscles can help alleviate chronic neck and shoulder pain caused by excessive tension in these areas.
- Aesthetic enhancement: The treatment creates a more feminine look with an elongated neckline and straighter angled shoulders, which many women find desirable.
The Role of Poor Posture in Overdeveloped Traps
Poor postures, such as holding a phone between your shoulder and head, can contribute to overdeveloped traps, trapezius muscle pain (trapezius myalgia), and headaches. Addressing these habits alongside trap muscle injections can lead to better overall results.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections for Trapezius Muscle Treatment
Trapezius muscle injections use the same products we use for anti-wrinkle injections.
- The active ingredient in trapezius injections is a purified protein.
- When injected into targeted areas, this substance blocks nerve impulses responsible for muscle contraction. As a result, the trap muscles become less tense, easing trapezius muscle pain.
- Over 4-6 weeks after trap muscle injections, the muscles will gradually get smaller, giving your neck and shoulders a more feminine look.
How To – Trap Muscle Injections
- Targeted treatment: Our doctors will carefully identify specific trapezius trigger point injections that should be administered for trapezius myalgia treatment
- Precision dosage: For trapezius slimming injections, our cosmetic doctors will determine the appropriate amount of units based on muscle size, strength, and desired outcome.
- Safety precautions: Choosing an experienced cosmetic doctor who follows strict safety protocols during treatment sessions is crucial to minimise potential side effects or complications associated with these injections.
Expected Timeline for Visible Results
The timeline for visible results after receiving trapezius injections can vary depending on factors like metabolism rate, exercise and individual characteristics. However, most people notice significant improvements in trapezius myalgia within just two weeks following their initial session:
- 1-2 weeks: Trap muscle injections take effect within the first two weeks after administration, gradually relaxing the treated trapezius muscles.
- 4-6 weeks: By this time, most people will observe noticeable slimming effects in their neck and shoulder areas as the trapezius muscles continue to relax and reduce in size.
- Eight weeks: Our cosmetic doctors will organise a review at this time, and if you need additional treatment, there will be an additional charge. This is generally a smaller dose.
In addition to these short-term improvements, ongoing maintenance treatments can help ensure lasting results for those seeking long-term trapezius slimming solutions.
Trap muscle injections are a safe and effective way to slim trapezius muscle size. However, it is essential to be aware of the potential side effects and temporary weakness that may occur. Subsequently, we can explore approaches to address these post-procedure issues.
Side Effects & Temporary Weakness Considerations
While injections for trapezius slimming are generally considered safe and effective, it is essential to be aware of potential side effects and temporary weakness that may occur post-treatment.
Cost of Trapezius Slimming Injections
The cost of trap muscle injections depends on many factors, and until our cosmetic doctors assess you, we will not be able to provide an accurate quote. In saying this as a ball park figure is $990 to $1500.
Factors that influence the cost of trap muscle injections: Size of muscle, male vs female, whether Doctors are treating trapezius muscle myalgia or for trap slimming.
Common Side Effects of Injections in Trapezius Muscles
The most common side effects associated with trap muscle injections include:
- Pain or discomfort at the injection site
- Bruising or swelling around the treated area
- Mild headache or flu-like symptoms (rare)
Most of the time, these effects are mild and will resolve without any intervention within a few days. However, consult our cosmetic doctors immediately if you experience severe or persistent issues after treatment.
Managing Temporary Weakness Post-Treatment
Injections for trapezius slimming cause the muscle to cause it to relax and shrink in size. Unfortunately, as a result, some people experience temporary weakness in their neck and shoulder muscles following treatment. Please notify our cosmetic doctors if this occurs.
To manage this issue:
- Avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activities involving the upper body for at least one week after treatment.
- Gently stretch your neck and shoulders daily to maintain flexibility during recovery.
- If necessary, consider wearing a soft cervical collar for additional support and to promote proper posture.
Temporary weakness typically resolves within a few weeks as the body adjusts to the treatment. However, should you still experience significant muscle debility or have qualms regarding your recovery, seek advice from our doctors for additional direction.
Maintenance and Longevity of Trapezius Slimming Injections
The results from trapezius slimming injections usually need to be repeated every 3-6 months, depending on the individual’s lifestyle and metabolism.
Factors Affecting Treatment Longevity
- Metabolism: Individuals with faster metabolisms may require more frequent treatments as their bodies break down the anti-wrinkle injections quicker.
- Lifestyle: Regular physical activity, especially activities targeting the trapezius muscles, such as swimming or weightlifting, can impact how long your treatment lasts.
- Individual Factors: We will only know how long the trap muscle injections last until they are injected into you. We can assess from the first treatment to give our doctors a more accurate dose for ongoing trap treatment.
Choosing the Best Clinic in Brisbane for Cosmetic Doctors
When deciding on a clinic for dermal fillers and injections for trapezius slimming, consider elements such as experience, standing, and customer feedback before selecting. We are a doctor-only injecting clinic, and our cosmetic doctors provide a range of specialised treatment options. Our Brisbane clinic offers quality services with experienced cosmetic doctors dedicated to achieving optimal outcomes explicitly tailored to your unique needs.
If you’re interested in trap muscle injections for trapezius muscle pain, headaches or muscle slimming in Brisbane, contact Pearl Medispa today to learn more about our body sculpting services.
For a free consultation with one of the Pearl team, book online or call 07 3350 5447.