SkinTyte or Botox?

I have a limited budget and am trying to decide between skintyte or botox. I know botox will help with creases in my forehead and eye area but what about the neck? Which to chose?

Doctor Answers 7

Botox treatment

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Hello and thank you for your question. Botox is an excellent treatment for areas such as lines between your eyebrows, forehead lines and lines around your eyes. This treatment is also great for lines on the neck. The question here is what are you trying to improve? If the skin on your neck needs textural or color improvement then we can use laser that will help you. If you want to tighten the area there is Skintyte, Ultherapy and other RF devices that can be used. I suggest you get a consultation and discuss see all the options. Hope this helps, regards Dr. S. 

Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
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Choosing between SkinTyte and Botox.

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The treatments you are considering, treat different issues.  Botox is a temporary neuromuscular blocking agent and only paralyses the muscles it is put in for approximately 4 months.  If your skin creases, especially between your eyes and on your forehead, are due to this muscle activity, they will improve because the skin can't be creased while the Botox is working.  Botox has been used to treat very active platysmal muscles in the neck with some success.   SkinTyte is a non invasive skin tightening procedure and is not used to treat lines made by muscle activation but is used to improve fine static lines.  To make any meaningful recommendations, at least a photo and at best a face to face consultation, an examination would be needed.  See a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your best option.

Botox and other treatment options

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Botox in great for treated dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle activity. It can be used to improve horizontal forehead lines, crow's feet, frown lines, vertical lip lines, and plastymal bands (on the neck). There are other indications as well, too many to name. SkinTyte is a totally difference procedure. It is a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure and will not help with dynamic wrinkles. It is hard to tell you which one you need more without photos. And remember, sometimes, combination treatments works best. For example, it is not uncommon for me to address dynamic wrinkles with Botox, static lines and volume loss with fillers, and photodamage with a laser, all in one treatment session. See an experienced aesthetic physician for an in-person evaluation. The physician should be able to help you decide what you need more.

Skin Tightening procedure versus Botox

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It is difficult to suggest the best treatment on a limited budget without a photo.  Thermage is great for tightening the skin around the lower neck, jowls, and face to produce new collagen and rejuvenate the face.  Botox works well on the neck for platysmal bands and the crow's feet of the eyes and the creases in the forehead.  It really depends on what areas bother you more.  An expert should be able to help guide you.  Best, Dr. Green

Treating wrinkles with Botox and SkinTyte

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Thank you for your question blink4. Botox and SkinTyte are great cosmetic treatments for various concerns. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression such as those on the forehead and around the eyes. Botox can also be used to treat the vertical bands on the neck. For horizontal wrinkles on the neck a tightening treatments such as SkinTyte, Ultherapy, or radiofrequency provide good results. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Botox and the neck

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Botox can treat plastysma bands and not loose skin in the neck. If the skin is loose, you can have a neck lift or a non-invasive device treatment if minor.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for neck

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Without a photo and without knowing exactly what you want done for the neck it is difficult to say but generally Botox works very well for both the bands and the lines on the neck. Consult a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon

Melvin Elson, MD
Nashville Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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