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If you’re suffering from neck, shoulder, or upper back pain due to a strained or overused trapezius muscles, you're not alone. This type of pain is a common problem for many people, especially those who spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer or doing other activities that require them to hold their shoulders in a raised position. Fortunately, there is a treatment that can provide temporary relief from this type of pain: trap botox, or what we cheekily like to call The Traps here at Contour Collection. In this blog, we'll delve into how The Traps can alleviate pain in the trapezius muscle and even slim down your shoulders for a more elegant look.

Women with elegant shoulders


The trapezius muscles are a pair of large triangular muscles located on the back of the neck and upper back that extend down to the middle of the spine and across to the shoulders. They play an important role in movement and stability of the shoulder blades and neck, as well as in maintaining good posture. These muscles are commonly used in everyday activities such as lifting, pulling, and reaching, and can become strained or overused leading to pain and discomfort.


Botox and Dysport are the two most popular neurotoxin treatments that involve injecting botulinum toxin into the skin. Neurotoxin works by relaxing the muscles in the treated area, which can help to smooth out wrinkles and give the skin a more youthful appearance. While these treatments have been used for many years to treat wrinkles, there is a new trend in the world of cosmetic treatments: trap ‘tox.

This treatment involves injecting Botox into the trapezius muscle, which can reduce its size and provide temporary relief from pain and discomfort. Not only does trap tox help with reducing pain and functional relief, but it can also elongate your neck and create a straighter, more elegant shoulder contour by slimming overactive, large muscles. However, it's important to note that this treatment is only suitable for those with overdeveloped trapezius muscles. If you're considering trap botox, feel free to schedule a New Client Consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate.


At your appointment, our expert providers will take the time to sit down and have a detailed consultation with you to assess your trapezius muscles and discuss your desired outcomes. The treatment itself is quick and takes only 10-20 minutes with minimal discomfort and zero downtime. The amount of units administered will depend on the size and strength of your trapezius muscle, but typically, 50-75 units of neurotoxin are used on each side.


While we do not accept insurance at Contour, sometimes insurance companies will cover this type of functional treatment. We recommend calling them ahead of time to confirm your benefits and coverage. If your insurance does cover this treatment, we are happy to provide all the necessary paperwork for you to submit for reimbursement.


  • Relieves tension and pain

  • Provides functional relief

  • Slims overactive trap muscles

  • Creates a straighter, more elegant shoulder contour


Results can be felt within 2 weeks and can last up to 5 months. You can expect to experience a reduction in pain and an improvement in your range of motion. For optimal slimming, we recommend 1-3 treatments for desired results.

It's important to note that trap tox is not a cure for trapezius muscle pain, but rather a temporary solution that can provide relief while the underlying cause of the pain is addressed. Patients should work with their healthcare provider to identify the root cause of their pain and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes trap tox as a complementary treatment.

Client getting trap botox - or The Traps

The Traps, or trap 'tox, is a revolutionary treatment that can not only provide temporary relief from neck, shoulder, and upper back pain but also create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. With minimal discomfort and a quick procedure time, it's a convenient and efficient solution for those who are struggling with overdeveloped trapezius muscles. At Contour Collection, our skilled providers are committed to helping you achieve your desired outcomes while providing the utmost care and attention. If you're interested in learning more about The Traps or any of our other treatments, don't hesitate to schedule a consultation with us today.

If you have any questions about Trap 'Tox, we are here to help! You can reach us at (720) 629-8921, or you can book a New Client Consultation to learn more. We're happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process.


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