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Resting Bitch Face (RBF) is a term that refers to a facial expression that appears unfriendly, unapproachable or even angry when the face is at rest. The term has been around for years, but it wasn’t until recently that people started looking for ways to treat it.

Maia Plastic Surgery in Tysons near Washington, DC, offers non-surgical Resting Bitch Face Treatment that can totally transform how you look and feel, and change the impression you leave on others. Let’s explore this condition and its causes, and what we do to treat it.

What is Resting Bitch Face (RBF)?

Resting Bitch Face is a facial expression that occurs when the muscles in the face are at rest, giving the impression of being angry, upset or unapproachable. The expression is often characterized by a furrowed brow, downturned mouth corners and a general lack of expression in the eyes. It’s important to note that the term “Resting Bitch Face” is not a medical term and is considered slang.

What Causes Resting Bitch Face?

The cause of Resting Bitch Face is not fully understood, but it is believed to be a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Some people may be predisposed to the expression due to their facial structure, while others may develop it due to repeated facial expressions or muscle memory. Additionally, stress and anxiety can contribute to Resting Bitch Face, as these emotions can cause tension in the facial muscles.

Treatment Options for Resting Bitch Face

If you’re bothered by Resting Bitch Face and want to do something about it, Dr. Maia uses several treatment options. These include:

  1. Neuromodulators: Botox® and Dysport® are popular neuromodulator injections used as a treatment for Resting Bitch Face. They can relax the muscles in the face that contribute to the expression. These injections are typically administered to the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the mouth to help reduce the appearance of RBF.
  2. Fillers: Dermal fillers can be used to add volume to the face, which can help reduce the appearance of Resting Bitch Face. Injecting Juvederm® and Restylane® fillers into the cheeks, chin or jawline can help create a more relaxed and approachable facial expression.
  3. Facial exercises: Certain facial exercises can help strengthen the muscles in the face and reduce tension, which can help alleviate the appearance of Resting Bitch Face. Dr. Maia can recommend some exercises that can be done at home or with the help of a facial yoga instructor.

Washington DC Resting Bitch Face Treatment

Resting Bitch Face is a facial expression that can make you appear unfriendly, unapproachable or even angry when your face is at rest. While the cause of RBF is not fully understood, there are several treatment options available, including Botox injections, dermal fillers and even specific facial exercises. If you’re bothered by Resting Bitch Face, Dr. Maia and her team at Maia Plastic Surgery can help determine the best treatment strategy for you. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a consultation.

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Tysons, VA 22182

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