Conceptual image representing cosmetic botox treatment to smooth the skin. Botox is a neurotoxin used for cosmetic purposes. The toxin is obtained from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. This bacterium causes botulism, a form of bacterial food poisoning. Small, safe amounts of botox are injected into the muscles, paralysing them and smoothing wrinkles. One treatment can last for between three to six months.
Here's What You Should Know Before Getting Barbie Botox
Barbie Botox involves injections in the shoulder muscles, which stop them from contracting and keep them slim and relaxed to make the neck appear longer — like a Barbie doll's.
Also called trap Botox, this procedure was found to treat headaches, neck pain, and muscle tension. However, many get Barbie Botox strictly for aesthetic reasons.
"To really get that slimming effect, you need a lot of units [of Botox] and you need to be getting the treatment for a long time," pain specialist Dr. Rando Jaafar told E! News.
In a TikTok clip, aesthetic injector Van Cam notes that it's common to experience soreness "in areas you never even thought about" for three or four weeks after the injections.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you can expect the effects of Botox to last for three to four months.
While alternating your body is your choice, Dr. Danilo Del Campo doesn't seem to believe Barbie Botox is worth the hype. Some doctors question the risks that come with it.
Dr. Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist and psychologist, explained to People that the trapezius (shoulder) muscles should be functional to maintain proper posture and strength.
If you're interested in getting Barbie Botox, consult a doctor who specializes in aesthetic injectables first. They can help you determine if this procedure is a good fit for you.