Bunny lines – also called nasoglabellar lines, scrunch lines, or wolf lines – are wrinkles that appear across the bridge of the nose and on the sides of the bridge. They can be horizontal, diagonal, or vertical. These lines can be erased with the use of Botox injections.
Bunny lines are caused by squinting, sniffing things, laughing – basically any expression or action that tenses the nasalis, procerus, levator nasi alaequae, or compressor naris muscles. They also come about as a result of getting Botox injections to erase frown lines, or glabellar lines. If you regularly get glabellar-line Botox and bunny lines haven’t formed yet, preventative Botox injections may be an option worth pursuing.
Botox works by making certain neurotransmitters less able or completely unable to cause facial muscles to move. The expressions that are created by these muscles become less severe, letting the muscles relax. As a result, the wrinkles fade.
To erase bunny lines, plastic surgeons inject Botox into the muscles on the sides of the bridge of the nose. Sometimes, the main bridge area also requires an injection. Due to the nose’s proximity to the eyes and mouth, it’s best to only use small, precise amounts of Botox to relax away bunny lines. This requires a skilled plastic surgeon, so make sure your surgeon of choice has the experience needed to execute the procedure with care.
The fading or disappearance of bunny lines will occur anywhere from two days to two weeks after the procedure. They can last three to five months, after which the Botox will have been harmlessly absorbed into your system. You will then need new Botox injections.