Why ‘Barbie Botox’ Is All Over TikTok

August 30, 2023

(Wall Street Journal) – Doctors have long used wrinkle-diminishing neurotoxins such as Dysport and Botox off-label to treat pain by partially paralyzing and relaxing certain muscles. Now, trapezius-muscle Botox—commonly known as “Barbie Botox” and “trap tox”—has become a cosmetic trend in the U.S., thanks to social-media posts by influencers and providers who say the treatment can also create the illusion of a slender, elongated neck. Injectors, plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists are seeing spikes in patients asking for the injections for both pain relief and aesthetic reasons.  (Read More)