It’s been the summer of Barbie! Greta Gerwig’s movie, “Barbie“, has been aggressively marketed to audiences everywhere. Mattel’s signature Barbie pink is on everything from X-Box controllers to ice cream. On social media, you can even use Barbie filters and selfie generators to make yourself into a Barbie doll or a Ken doll and people love it.
People want to be a “Barbie Girl” and live in a “Barbie World.” This desire and the hype surrounding the “Barbie” movie has become a cultural phenomenon and has motivated aesthetic influencers to get that Barbie look through injectables. Barbie Botox is currently going viral on TikTok with over 3.5 million views! But, is this a good thing? Dr. Rebecca Baxt shares her expert advice on if this latest aesthetic trend.
What Is Barbie Botox?
There are a number of treatments that have been newly coined as “Barbie Botox” treatments, including Barbie Arm Botox, Barbie Jawline Botox, Barbie Shoulder/ Neck Botox, and Barbie Eyes Botox, among others.
But there are two “Barbie Botox” treatments that seem to be the more popular than others and they are:
- Barbie Eyes Botox
- Barbie Shoulder/ Neck Botox
What Is Barbie Eyes Botox?
Barbie Eyes Botox is also known as Jelly Roll Botox. Both are terms that refer to getting botulinum toxin injected under the eyes. Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Rebecca Baxt has been injecting under-eye Botox for 20 years. Well before it was called “Barbie Botox”! According to Dr. Baxt, “It is great to help reduce the wrinkling underneath the eye and open the eye wider.” Dr. Baxt warns that this treatment is not for everyone. “If the eyelid skin is very loose, then it doesn’t work well. Somebody who really scrunches up their under eye, orbicularis oculi muscle and gets very wrinkly. As long as there is a decent quality to the skin, will do well with under eye Botox.” Before you have a Barbie Eye Botox Treatment, invest in a good pair of sunglasses because according to Dr. Baxt, “it’s going to be a bit harder to squint.”
You should also be aware that results do not last long because only a small amount of botulinum toxin can be inserted under the eyes. Also, this treatment has not been approved by the FDA and botulinum toxin should only ever be injected by a certified injector like Dr. Rebecca Baxt.
What Is Barbie Shoulder/ Neck Botox?
Barbie Shoulder/ Neck Botox is also known as Trap Tox or Trapezius Botox. These terms refer to getting botulinum toxin injected into the trapezius muscle. According to Dr. Baxt, this treatment “slims shoulders and elongates the neck,” and “can be good for people who have a lot of tension in their trapezius.” This treatment lasts longer than the Barbie Eyes Botox treatment, typically around 3-4 months. Repeated injections may lead to muscle atrophy which would lessen the amount of botulinum toxin needed to maintain these results over time. Achieving the Barbie Shoulder or Barbie Neck can weaken your arm and shoulder muscles making it difficult to lift heavy objects for a day or two, so plan ahead accordingly.
As with the other off-label Barbie Botox treatments, the Trap Tox is not approved by the FDA. Do your research and select only certified injectors to inject botulinum toxin into your body.
Is Barbie Botox Safe?
On-label botulinum toxin injections are only indicated for FDA-approved areas for FDA-approved reasons. Dr. Baxt takes every precaution to administer botulinum toxin safely. Every cosmetic injectable patient receives a complimentary consultation at her Paramus, NJ cosmetic and medical dermatology practice, BAXT CosMedical® to ensure that they are an appropriate candidate for the procedure. She also uses the AccuVein Laser Finder before injecting to avoid the veins that are “invisible” and to prevent any unnecessary bruising. Dr. Baxt has spent over 20 years performing injections and uses that experience to provide natural results for her patients.
There has been extensive research on the potential uses for botulinum toxin. You can find published abstracts and Medical White Papers on an array of off-label uses for botulinum toxin. However, off-label botulinum toxin injections should only ever be administered by a certified injector, preferably one who is also a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Do You Want Barbie Botox?
If you want to get Barbie Botox, contact BAXT CosMedical® in Paramus, NJ to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rebecca Baxt. She can help you to determine if you are a candidate. Dr. Rebecca Baxt is a board-certified dermatologist who has specialized education, training, years of experience, thousands of satisfied patients, and a history and tradition of providing honest consultations and natural results.
Call (201) 265-1300 to schedule your complimentary consultation at BAXT CosMedical® today!