Is Botox the only non surgical procedure for platysma bands? (photo)
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Is Botox the only non surgical procedure for platysma bands?
Botox for neck bands, Nefertiti Lift
Non-Surgical Neck Band Lift / platysmaplasty
Thank you for sharing your photos.
Botox is a muscle relaxer. It will relax the muscle columns you present on the front of your neck. Botox for neck bands has many limitations for which you may wish to re-consider a platysmaplasty.
- Botox will soften the banding but not remove the extra wave of skin just above the muscle bands
- Botox is short lived and will require reinjection every 3 to 6 months
- If injected improperly, Botox may affect other muscles such as swallowing and voice muscles
- Botox may relax the floor of mouth muscles allowing the tongue and other tissues within the jaw to descend.
- sling or support the neck
- refine the jaw line
- add a suspension suture to further define the neck line
- feminize the neck by carrying the platysmaplasty below the "adam's apple"
- if necessary, make incisions in the crease behind the ears to redrape skin excess.
- laser approaches to "tighten" skin
- "z-plasty" neck lift
- "thread-lift" and other similar minimally invasive neck lift options.
I wish you the best!
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Moreover, occasionally the fault for lack of effect in treating platysmal banding may be the wrong technique or insufficient concentration or amounts of the neuromodulator injected. For best results I do not simply recommend the injection of the bands themselves, but a combination with a neuromodulator injection technique known as the "Nefertiti Lift," which, when performed properly, can result in additional, secondary upward pull on the neck.
Finally, a technique known as The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Necklift, which uses volumizing fillers to provide "deep support volumetry" in order to achieve lifting and projection, in properly selected individuals, can yield quite gratifying results, especially when combined with neuromodulators. I have been routinely performing this technique for nearly a decade. The technique takes only about fifteen minutes to perform and the results are immediate and typically quite gratifying often engendering an immediate "Wow!" effect.
I was one of the first to try threadlifting in the U.S. when it was introduced and approved in the early 2000s. I gave it up after only two years, since the procedure was expensive, minimally invasive, engendered down time, and mostly because the results did not last at best more than 8-12 months.
I am not much of a fan of expensive treatments with fraxels, radiofrequency, and ultrasound devices, which often yield unimpressive, subtle and inconsistent results and are proving themselves to be far more device manufacturer supported marketing hype than hard science.
For more information on the above techniques, check out the archives of RealSelf.com.
Consultation with a board certifed aesthetician physician with experience and expertise in nonsurgical neck rejuvenation is a must. Insist upon seeing his/her before and after photos of nonsurgical neck rejuvenation in persons within your particular degree of banding and laxity.
Treatment for platysmal bands
Botox and other neuromodulators are the only non surgical option to improve platysmal bands. Lasers and resurfacing can help with the skin and you may get some tightening with energy devices such as Ulthera but the benefit you would get without a true surgery would be minimal. I would not recommend any fillers be placed into the neck. My recommendation would be for a more invasive surgical procedure. It may sound more scary upfront but when you consider the costs of Botox done every few months over your life surgery becomes the more affordable option and will provide you with a better result.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Botox for Platysmal Bands
Botox is a fabulous non-surgical way to treat platysmal bands. Botox can definitely help soften the look of these deep bands but best to find an experienced dermatologist to have the best results with this procedure.
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