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.
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)
Doctor Answers 6
Non-invasive neck lift
In our office if there is not loose skin present and just the bands are the complaint we will treat with Botox.
You might also like...
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
Neck Skin and Platysmal Bands -- VASER Hi Def Liposuction/ThermiRF, Venus Legacy/Thermage/Ultherapy, Botox/Dysport, Kybella
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.