I first heard of trap Botox while I was mindlessly scrolling my For You page on TikTok. In a video, I watched someone get Botox injected into her trapezius muscles, hoping to slim out her shoulders before her wedding and ease shoulder and upper back pain. I’d seen Botox injected into some unusual places before (think scalp, feet, and even underarms), but this was the first time I’d seen it injected into anyone’s shoulders.
Fast-forward to now, and suddenly, trap Botox is everywhere. As it turns out, that video was the first of many TikToks I’d see on the subject. Trap Botox has quickly become a hot topic in the beauty world. As someone who’s dealt with chronic shoulder pain most of my adult life, I’ve even caught myself daydreaming about the injections—could they be the key to solving my own back problems?
Before I blindly tried to book an appointment, I decided to reach out to an expert to find out everything there is to know about trap Botox. David Shafer, MD, double board–certified plastic surgeon and owner of Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue, gave me the full rundown on the newly popular injections. Keep reading to find out everything you were wondering about trap Botox and more.