The name sounds like “it could be cute and cuddly”, but NO! Bunny lines are those small, tiny diagonal wrinkles on both sides, just below the bridge of your nose. You will be able to see these clearly if you try to frown and “scrunch up your nose”. Those nasty creases that form when you do this (and sometimes take a little while to disappear after you stop animating), THOSE are bunny lines. Not so cute after all!
As is the case with all dynamic expression lines, these bunny lines are typically caused by repeated facial movements in the area, like wrinkling your nose or frowning dramatically. Some people even wrinkle up their nose when they laugh and this will also contribute to these lines forming. Bunny lines, can also be caused by “accident” as a result of an inexperienced injector administering too much botulinum toxin between your eyebrows.
Great injectors will know that the best way to treat bunny lines is to administer a very tiny amount of botulinum toxin on either side of the nose to smooth these lines. The effects of this treatment are visible within about two weeks and can last for up to three months. These injections work by weakening the muscles which wrinkle up the nose resulting in what we see as bunny lines.
Are there other ways to treat the nose area?
In some cases, the shape of one’s nose and the angle of the nasal tip can go a long way to adding or detracting from lines and nose wrinkles. By using specialised injection techniques with monofilament threads, peako threads and well placed dermal filler, the experienced injector is able to make the nose look longer, slimmer, neatly shaped and reduce the ability of the muscles to crinkle and wrinkle therefore making bunny lines much less dramatic and much less visible.
It is also extremely important to strengthen and support the skin by means of a good skincare regimen to ensure the elasticity, firmness, strength and the snap-back ability of the skin is excellent. This goes a long way to prevent the signs of ageing from creeping up so quickly.
Starting with preventative botulinum injections, the moment you become aware of the fact that you are getting bunny lines goes a long way to prevent these lines from becoming more pronounced and permanent. This will also help you to stop performing the gestures that cause these lines from becoming ingrained.