I'd skip the Botox and have a neck lift done
Save your money and don't spend it on ample amounts of Botox that need to be repeated every 4 months. I would advise that you go to an excellent Board Certified plastic surgeon who does a lot of neck lift work and be evaluated. These muscles can be easily eliminated in their appearance with surgery with a simple 2 week recovery.
Botox done correctly can be effective
Botox can improve the appearance of these platysmal bands. In my experience, this is particularly true in thin patients. A surgical procedure is generally more effective and longer lasting.
Botox corrects neck muscle bands.
Hi! You sound like an ideal candidate for Botox because the bands seem to be an isolated problem (no excess fat, etc.). The neck is one of the more common areas that we treat with Botox. The platysma muscles of the neck relax, and the bands fade markedly.
The results can be dramatic, but they only last about 4 months. And the neck muscles are BIG. That means that we have to use a lot of Botox (50 to 75 units) each time. So the treatments get expensive. And the Botox has to be injected skillfully to get good results and to avoid complications.
A much more permanent approach is a good neck lift, which corrects the neck muscle bands for at least 10 years and probably longer.
Botox injections are effective at softening the neck bands (also known as platysmal bands). The treatment can also be combined with a “Nefertiti Treatment”, which will improve the definition of your jaw line and create a beautiful neck lift at the same time. The cost of your treatment depends on the number of units administered.
Botox injected into the platysma may soften the bands a bit. It is not a procedure done instead of having a neck lift.
Some people get improvement with Botox
Botox does work well in some people with these bands of the Platysma muscle to have them become less prominent. It may last for 5 to 6 months. It doesn’t work equally well on all patients. With your thin skin, you might get a wonderful result but a surgical neck lift, although involving more risk, can produce a long term beautiful result.
It's a good temporary fix
I feel for your situation. Botox is an excellent temporary fix for platysmal banding. Not all plastic surgeons are able to due this procedure. What you might think about it getting a submental neck rejuvenation. Over the long term it would probably be more cost effective.
Be sure to see several board certified plastic surgeons before making your decision.
Botox is injected into the neck to flatten the bands that you describe. It is very effective for this condition, but it is not an FDA approved use. See a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience with Botox used in the neck. Good luck!
Botox is great for neck bands.
Botox is great for neck bands, however it usually takes between 75 and 100 units to knock out the bands. This many units may be cost-prohibitive if you are also getting Botox for your face. It all depends on how much you want to invest in your treatment. Good luck.
Botox injection in the neck bands helps
The bands on the neck can be improved with Botox injection. Depending on the number of bands 50-75 units may be injected. The improvement generally lasts 3-4 months. You also need to make sure that the physician injector has done this before so you won't run into any problems such as difficulty swallowing.