Barbie Botox goes viral!

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Barbie officially debuted on 9th March 1959 at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.  Readers born in the 80’s and 90’s are bound to have a sense of nostalgia with the newly released movie based on the famous doll created by Mattel in the 50’s. The popularity of the movie has created a frenzy in the Beauty World and one treatment in particular that we will talk about in this article is the Barbie Botox. TikTok has gone crazy seeing an immense interest in the #BarbieTox, making it the biggest aesthetic trend right now.

The Lowdown

People are obsessed with the Barbie-like look of a slim, elongated neck as well as slimmer arms and are going to any lengths to achieve it. Are you next?

Let’s get onto to the mechanics of the treatment. If you want a thinner, more graceful neck, a neuromodulator injection can help you achieve it in just about 2 weeks. The benefit is that the treatment temporarily weakens and allows less contraction, thereby lengthening and relaxing the muscle.

Barbie dolls have an incredibly rigid upper body. If you look at one, you’ll notice that her neck and shoulder form almost a 90-degree right angle. While we have to bear in mind that this is a doll with unrealistic bodily proportions, achieving a slenderer upper body physique is very doable and won’t look unnatural in the hands of a well-trained and qualified doctor.

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The Barbie Botox technique entails getting a neurotoxin such as Botox injected into the trapezius muscle. This muscle runs from the back of the neck to the upper back, and extends out toward the shoulders. The result is that the angle between the neck and shoulder deepens, makes the neck look thinner and longer, and overall gives a more feminine and delicate appearance similar to the iconic Barbie doll.

The other contouring trend that has taken off on social media is the Barbie Botox. Similar to the neck procedure the treatment involves muscle relaxing injections. A neurotoxin is injected in specific areas of the arms and shoulders- the deltoid and triceps brachii muscles, where it acts as a neuromuscular junction to reduce muscle contraction. With reduced muscle activity the arm muscles lose their bulk which results in a slimmer and more feminine aesthetic. Studies on people who have undergone arm contouring have shown reduction of muscle bulk between 17-37% three months post treatment.

What is Botox?

It is a muscle relaxant injection. It’s a purified protein that prevents the release of acetylcholine, which causes muscles to contract. Botox injections temporarily prevent muscle movement and are often used to smooth wrinkles on the face. They can also help treat a variety of conditions including neck spasms, excessive sweating, migraine and jaw clenching. Botox has been used in conventional medicine for decades and has proven to be a safe and effective treatment. It works by blocking certain chemical signals from the nerves, causing the muscles to relax. When a muscle is not used (doesn’t contract) it shrinks which results in the reduction of body mass, hence it is also used for slimming of the jawline, calves, neck, shoulders and arms.

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Planning on having some Barbie Botox?

As with any aesthetic treatment, especially trending ones, everyone considering having it done should consult with competent aesthetic practitioner. All doctors at Aestha Clinic are highly qualified and will help you make the right choices as well as carry out the procedure safely. During an initial consultation you will discuss your unique goals and potential risks associated with the treatment so you can make an informed choice. While this treatment is a novel solution for those seeking a more refined appearance, it’s key to make sure you are the right candidate for the procedure and the benefits outweigh the risks.