I would like advice on non-surgical procedures to deal with excess skin/bands on my neck. (Photo)
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Seek out a physician who specializes in non-surgical skin tightening
Botox works to relax tense muscles, and while neck banding can be treated with Botox, it needs to be caused by muscle tension in order to have the desired effect. It’s impossible to tell if the Botox has had any effect here, as you have not provided before photos.
However, what I can currently see is excess skin on the neck. There are a number of non-surgical skin tightening treatments available, including Ultherapy, RadioFrequency Microneedling, Thermage, ThermiTight (this is what's called a "minimally invasive" procedure).. All of these options can offer great results- it’s just about choosing the right option for your skin (based on an in-person exam) and planning out a treatment schedule that works for your lifestyle. Seek out a physician who specializes in non-surgical skin tightening and has a few of these devices – that way you can be sure to get the right treatment for you.
Platysmal bands improvement
Botox for Neck Bands
Thank you for your question Hope1023. Botox is a purified protein used to address wrinkles associated with facial expression. It can also be used to address neck bands that can be seen when making certain expressions. For my patients I typically use 8-12 units per band and there can be up to four bands. It is important to understand that Botox dosing goes by units, not cc. Please follow up with your doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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I would like advice on non-surgical procedures to deal with excess skin/ bands on my neck.
Hope this helps,
Neck Skin and Platysmal Bands -- VASER Hi Def Liposuction/ThermiRF, Venus Legacy/Thermage/Ultherapy, Botox/Dysport
You likely need more Botox, and may also need a skin tightening procedure such as Ulthera or Forma. To maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome, I recommend that you only get treated by a well-trained and experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Hope this opinion is helpful to you. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.
I would like advice on non-surgical procedures to deal with excess skin/bands on my neck.
The gold standard to treat those bands is surgery, But you indicated that is not an option. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin can all help to soften the bands (which does appear to have happened in your case) but not necessarily get rid of them. Since you have multiple bands you could have a higher dose of Botox to see if you get the results you want. Cool sculpting is more for fat in that area as is Kybella. Ultherapy can help tighten the skin to some extent.
I hope this helps and good luck.
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