The best option, long lasting is a submental platysmaplasty with a 3 cm incision just under your chin with a corset type closure of the bands towards the midline. Botox would give you an improvement although not as complete and only shor acting.
I have neck band issues but do not want a surgery with scars behind my ears. Is there any other way to handle this issue?(photo)
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Treating Neck Bands Non-surgically with Botox
Botox is the best way to treat these neck bands non-surgically. It generally takes about 30 units of Botox injected into the individual bands and it takes about two weeks to "freeze" the cords. This is called by many the "Nefertiti Lift" which is a great way to tighten the neck without surgery. Please consult an expert in Botox for the best cosmetic results. Best, Dr. Green
Non-invasive neck lift
Julienne, as others have noted, there are a variety of options out there available for you. The best way to find out whether botox would work for you (other than seeing a professional in consultation), would be to look in the mirror and clench down on your teeth while smiling - if those bands become more prominent, then they are amenable to treating with botox. I personally like the thermiRF, as it can also melt whatever little fat you have there while tightening the skin and muscle. In my practice, we've had great success with it. As much as I love operating, more and more of our patients who would have ordinarily gone for a mini lift are choosing thermiRF and loving their results. Anyways, I hope this helps. Best of luck.
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In our office if there is not loose skin present and just the bands are the complaint we will treat with Botox.
Botox is a good alternative for the temporary reduction of neck bands. You could also consider Vaser/Smartlipo procedure to reduce the skin laxity as well.
Non-invasive treatment for platysmal bands
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