Trapezius Muscle Reduction (Traptox or Barbietox)

Botox® for Trapezius muscle (Barbie Botox®)Botox® for Trapezius muscle (Barbie Botox®)

Treatment at a glance

Key benefit

Reduced neck pain & headaches. Slimmer trap muscles.

Treatment time

30 minutes



Back to work



6 months

Trapezius Botox

The use of Botulinum toxin has extended beyond wrinkle reduction.

Botox® for Trapezius muscle (Barbie Botox®)

One intriguing application is its use in the trapezius, a large muscle that extends from the base of the skull down to the mid-back and across the shoulders.

The trapezius muscle plays a pivotal role in controlling shoulder and neck movements, but when it becomes overactive or tense, it can lead to pain and restricted mobility. Trapezius Botox, also known as Traptox or barbietox, is an established procedure for the treatment of a bulky trapezius muscle, chronic neck pain and headaches.

More recently, the term “Barbie Botox” has gained significant popularity reflecting the cosmetic benefits of traptox, creating a slender and elongated neck, perfect for summer dresses and off the shoulder tops.

Contact us to arrange this treatment with one of our experienced doctors.


What is Trapezius Botox?

Trapezius Botox is a procedure that involves the injection of Botulinum Toxin into the trapezius muscle, a large muscle that extends from the base of the skull down to the mid-back and across the shoulders. This treatment is used for both cosmetic and medical purposes.

What are the cosmetic benefits of Trapezius Botox?

Trapezius is primarily used to create a slender and elongated neck.

How does Trapezius Botox work?

Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles it is injected into. When injected into the trapezius muscle, it reduces its activity and size over time.

How long do the effects last?

The results of Trapezius Botox typically become noticeable within a few weeks after treatment and can last for about 3 to 6 months. Regular maintenance sessions may be needed to maintain the results.

Is the treatment painful?

Most individuals find the procedure relatively painless. The injections are done using very fine needles, and discomfort is minimal. We often use numbing cream to minimize the discomfort.

Are there any complications?

Common complications may include temporary swelling, redness, or tenderness at the injection sites. These complications usually subside within a few days.

Dr Hass
Dr Hass