Can Botox be used on the neck banding? What else does neck injection offer to a patient?
Do Botox Injections Work on the Neck Bands?
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Botox on the neck - Yes, but have an experienced injector
Botox can be used for platysmal bands of the neck, but be very cautious and pick someone who does this regularly, as there are some vital structures in the neck that must not be disturbed.
I would also recommend having a formal consultation with a plastic surgeon, as oftentimes Botox is not the answer, but rather a neck lift - this can give a very natural, durable result.
Botox can be helpful for softening neck bands.
A lesser known use of Botox, and one that requires conservative decisionmaking and skill, is for the platysmal bands of the neck. The platysma is a sheet of muscle that comes down the entire neck under the skin. This is the muscle that is tightened up against the jawline in a plastic surgery neck lift.
Vertical bands or folds that especially pull tight when grimacing can be softened with appropriate use of Botox. It takes many units to achieve the effect, but the risk is also present for having unwanted effects in the neck such as problems with swallowing when too much is used in the wrong place.
Please see your board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to review whether this would be helpful for you.
Botox may help
Botox can flatten the neck folds that hang down if they're not too big. This makes a more sharp angle at the neck on profile which looks younger. It can also help diminish fine horizontal creases but Botox does not work as well on all patients...some may not get improvement. If the sight of your neck really bothers you then schedule a consultation with a Botox expert.
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Botox injections are effective for neck bands
Botox is very effective at correcting the medial two bands of the neck, called platysmal bands. Of course, the injections are effective only when they are correctly placed into the platysma muscle.
The platysma muscle is very thin, and should be injected by physicians experienced with this area. The proper dosage should be used, and if the injections are improperly placed, complications with swallowing can occur. Choose your physician most carefully. Be well.
Botox Cosmetic injections in the neck can be used to...
Botox Cosmetic injections in the neck can be used to soften platysmal bands or the turkey waddle in the neck. This is an off label use of the medication but can be safely done. Great caution must be used as injection in the neck area can lead to difficulty swallowing. This will resolve once the Botox Cosmetic has worn off but can result in the need for special feeding arrangements.
Botox for neck bands
Botox for Neck Bands
Botox Vs. Facelift
The vast majority of patients with platysma bands in the skin will require a facelift. In some cases where platsyma bands are mild and patients hope to avoid a facelift, botox may be used as a temporizing maneuver.
The treatment of platysmal bands with botox requires a significant amount of technical skill. When not performed correctly this procedure can result in difficult swallowing. It's therefore important to perform a careful analysis of the neck before proceeding with botox injections of platysma bands. Although this procedure is rarely indicated, in some cases it may yield excellent results.
Neck improvement may be seen with BOTOX®.
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