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Trapezius Botox

Trapezius Botox: TrapTox in Ann Arbor, MI

Whether you want to let your confidence shine through or eliminate pain in your upper back, an upright posture can work wonders. Accompanied by a slender neck and elongated shoulders, your improved posture can turn heads for all the right reasons. With trapezius Botox in Ann Arbor, you can obtain these aesthetic and functional objectives through a virtually painless treatment.

Many people hold tension in their neck, shoulders, and upper back. By using Botox to relax your trapezius muscle, a TrapTox treatment can release this pressure. Besides resolving ongoing stress and poor posture, the solution can also make your neck look longer and thinner.

At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons can help you embrace all the benefits of this trendy, effective treatment. You’ll get results you can proudly show off without risk or downtime.

To see how TrapTox can help you get rid of stiffness in your trapezius muscle while delivering better definition for your upper back, schedule a consultation with Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery today. You may contact us online or call our office at (734) 436-2186.

What Is TrapTox?

TrapTox is an injectable treatment to relax the trapezius muscles, commonly nicknamed the traps. This large muscle group starts from the neck, expands to the top of each shoulder, and runs down the upper back in an inverted triangle. Overworked trapezius muscles can become tight and stiff. The resulting tension in your neck, shoulders, and upper back can lead to discomfort and postural problems.

By getting Botox injections in your traps, you can block the nerve signals that cause these muscles to become overworked with constant movement. The absence of stiffness and pain will improve your posture, make your neck appear longer, and smooth your shoulders and upper back. 

Botox is an FDA-approved neuromodulator that safely blocks nerve signals to stop unwanted muscular movement. Its use in minimizing facial wrinkles like crow’s feet and forehead furrows has made it the world’s most sought-after non-surgical treatment. When performed by an experienced provider, TrapTox requires no downtime and has little to no risk. 

TrapTox treatments are also quick, with each session taking only a few minutes to complete. After your treatment, you can resume your daily activities without pausing for recovery. The effects can last between three and six months, after which you can decide to retain them through maintenance injections.

At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, our team of seasoned plastic surgeons will sit down with you in a detailed consultation to help you decide whether to commit to TrapTox. During this discussion, we’ll take time to understand your concerns, ask you about your goals, and assess your medical history to ensure TrapTox is safe for you.

What Are The Benefits of TrapTox?

TrapTox offers various advantages:

  • Relieving stiffness and pain in the trapezius muscles
  • Improving posture 
  • Elongating the neck and relaxing your shoulders for a sleeker upper body 
  • Quick treatment sessions 
  • Long-lasting results

During your initial TrapTox consultation, our team at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery will explain how these benefits can resolve discomfort in your upper body and improve your appearance.

Schedule A Consultation

Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at our Ann Arbor or Jackson locations to learn more.

What Happens During TrapTox Injections?

When you get your TrapTox treatment at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, your session will take place in our comfortable, state-of-the-art office. After welcoming you, our qualified team members will ensure you know what to expect before starting the treatment. 

TrapTox requires injecting Botox into a few strategic locations in your trapezius muscles. When you have your injections performed by a qualified provider, you’ll feel little to no pain. If you wish, you can request a topical numbing agent to alleviate possible discomfort. 

The injections take approximately 15 minutes, after which you can leave our treatment facility and resume most of your daily activities right away. However, you still need to follow specific aftercare instructions like taking a day off exercise and not lying down for a few hours after your treatment.

Who Is a Good Candidate for TrapTox?

You might be a good candidate for TrapTox if:



  • You have stiffness or pain in your trapezius muscles.
  • You want to improve your posture by not hunching your neck and shoulders.
  • You have realistic expectations about what this treatment can do for you.

To ensure you are confident about getting TrapTox, the Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery team will sit down with you in a detailed consultation. During this confidential appointment, we’ll learn about your health history and answer all your questions to determine if TrapTox can meet your goals.

What Does TrapTox Recovery Look Like?

There is no downtime necessary after TrapTox injections, and you can immediately return to your daily activities. However, you may still need to refrain from exercising and putting pressure on your trapezius muscles for a few hours after the treatment.

While most patients report few to no side effects after a TrapTox treatment, you may still experience slight bruising or swelling across the injection site. These should resolve on their own within a few days. We’ll provide you with a list of TrapTox do’s and don’ts, such as not drinking alcoholic beverages or taking blood thinners for a few days before and after your treatment. Following TrapTox, our team of experts will remain available to answer any questions that may arise.

Schedule Your TrapTox Consultation in Ann Arbor

TrapTox may be a new and trendy treatment, but it has years of proven effectiveness behind it. Whether you want to get a sleeker upper back or find pain relief, choosing a skilled provider can help you get safe, effective, and long-lasting results.

To determine if TrapTox is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling our office at (734) 436-2186 or contacting us online.

TrapTox FAQs

Your total price tag will vary based on how many units of Botox you need to achieve your desired results. We can provide you with a quote after meeting you and learning more about your goals.

TrapTox involves injecting Botox in targeted areas using small, fine needles. If you want to feel no sensations during the treatment, you can request a topical anesthetic.

Most patients do not report any pain after the treatment, but you may still feel slight soreness and bruising around the injection site. Our team will send you home with detailed aftercare instructions to manage these side effects.

If you are getting TrapTox for the first time, your muscles may start relaxing a few days after your treatment. But it might take up to two full weeks before you see the pronounced effects of an elongated neck, sleeker shoulders, and smoother upper back.


Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.