Bunny and Scrunch Lines

Bunny lines, also known as scrunch lines, are located on the upper half of the nose. They are more prominent with smiling, laughing or as a habitual twitch. Over time bunny lines become deeper & are more etched. Fortunately, effective treatments are available. 

Key Points

  • Bunny lines are lines that are present on the sides & the top of the nose
  • The result from muscle overactivity
  • Simple anti-wrinkle injections can reduce lines & wrinkles
  • Treatments start from $98
  • Laser resurfacing & deep chemical peels are other treatment options

Bunny and Scrunch Lines at a glance

Best outcomes: 8+ days
Procedure time: 2 minutes
Duration of results: Months
Back to work: Immediately
Recovery: 0 days
Anaesthetic: Not required
Your specialist: Nurse injector
How much: $

Our results speak for themselves


How do we treat bunny scrunch lines?

Precisely placed muscle relaxant injections are placed in tiny muscles either side of the nose. This relaxes hyperactive muscles. This quick non-invasive treatment will rejuvenate this area, smoothing out scrunch lines & wrinkles on the nose. 

When will I see the results & what’s the recovery?

Results from injectables in this area are visible within 7 days. 

There is no downtime required with cosmetic injectables. You may notice tiny red bumps around the injection sites. This resolves within 30 minutes. In rare cases there may be a tiny bruise that resolves in a few days. The treatment areas can be concealed using make-up immediately after the procedure. 

How would I know if this treatment is for me?

Book a FREE consultation with our nurse injectors at Cutis Dermatology. They will assess your skin, as well as your expressive movements. We will then formulate a treatment plan based upon clinical assessment. 

*T&C apply

How long do bunny scrunch line treatments last?

Anti-wrinkle results typically last for 3 to 4 months. The most important predictor of longevity is the degree of natural facial expression you have.

Are bunny line treatments painful?

There’s mild discomfort with each injection, akin to an ant bite. If you are particularly sensitive to pain, we can use ice prior to the procedure. This makes treatments painless. 

How much are bunny line treatments?

Treatments start from $98. 

For a no obligation quote & FREE assessment, book a consultation with our nurse injector. T&C’s apply


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Dermaceutic All Things Pigment 21 Day Kit

Simple but precise injections can reduce nasal scrunch lines. 10 seconds to perform, lasts 2-4 months.

Are there non-injectable ways to get rid of bunny lines?

In cases of static wrinkling (wrinkles at rest & not movement associated with bunny lines), laser resurfacing & chemical peels can be effective. The most common lasers include 1927 hybrid & CO2 lasers. The best chemical peel is the Jessner TCA peel. 

Peels & lasers have a downtime of approximately one week. Though highly effective as an anti-wrinkle treatment, it is an overly aggressive treatment for isolated bunny lines. These treatments are best employed as an overall treatment for multiple wrinkles. 

Learn More (link to Hybrid laser resurfacing in the laser section) 

Can you permanently get rid of bunny scrunch lines?

Nope, but we can markedly reduce them with anti-wrinkle injections. Treatment results are not permanent. As the muscle relaxant wears off, you will require a follow-up procedure to maintain your results. 

In exceptional cases of twitching, anti-wrinkle can ‘reset’ this tic habit, hence in these cases, results are much longer lasting. 

What causes bunny lines & nose wrinkles?

Wrinkles can be classified as dynamic or static bunny lines. 

Dynamic bunny wrinkles are due to repeated contraction of the alaeque nasi muscle on the side of the nose.

Static bunny wrinkles are due to photoaging. As we mature, we deplete our skin of collagen & elastin. These provide the skin with tensile strength. Procedures including lasers, chemical peels & dermal fillers increase hyaluronic acid & collagen, in turn reducing wrinkles. 

Are skincare creams effective?

Skin care is an integral part of anti-aging as they reduce collagen breakdown & wrinkles. Topicals are important to prolong & potentiate the effectiveness of procedures, including anti-wrinkle & laser resurfacing. 

As a guide, antioxidants including tocopherol, ascorbic acid, & ferulic acids can reduce UV stress, whilst retinol aids in collagen remodelling & wrinkle reduction. 

Learn more (link to anti-aging creams in the anti-aging section) 

Will I look natural?

Our skilled injectors have up to 20 years of experience in the field of injectable aesthetics. Our dermatologists teach this procedure to other injectors nationally.  

When you see our injectors, you will get a complete 360 assessment, we just don’t inject as we are also industry leaders in lasers, energy devices & chemical peels. 

What do we use for bunny line treatments?

Our injectors at Cutis Dermatology Brisbane most often use anti-wrinkle for bunny line treatments, however we also use other brands including Dysport & Xeomin. The relaxant of choice depends on the injector & your preference. 

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