It’s funny how we notice the signs of aging on our faces. It starts from the upper face with wrinkles on the forehead. And it moves down a bit to the crow’s feet and then further down to smile lines and so on. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there. But thankfully, we have Botox to smooth out those wrinkles all the way down. Moving a little lower, neck Botox offers the same benefits of smoothing out the wrinkles and lines on the neck.
If you’re unhappy with how your neck looks and considering getting Botox for neck wrinkles and lines, scroll down to learn everything there is to know about it.
What Causes Neck Lines?
What causes the lines and wrinkles on the neck is actually the platysma muscle. The platysma muscle is a broad muscle sheet that rises from the chest up to the sides of the neck. It spreads upwards to the lower face as well, covering the jawline.
As you age, the platysma muscle wears out and the skin around it loses laxity and volume. This muscle becomes prominent in the form of neck bands. These bands are called platysmal bands. At first, they only appear when you contract the muscle.
But in time, they become more noticeable even when the muscle is relaxed or when you simply eat or talk. The platysma also pulls the face down and creates the appearance of sagging skin. Like any other facial muscle, it all comes down to aging and hyperactive muscles.
What is Neck Botox?
Neck Botox is the treatment of smoothing out the lines on the neck by injecting Botox into the platysma muscle. Botox is injected into this muscle to weaken it. In doing so, Botox targets the muscle that causes the look of bands, resulting in a smoother and tighter-looking neck.
On a side note, in case you’re not familiar with how Botox works, Botox does not tighten or lift the skin; it relaxes the muscles, which results in smooth skin and reduced wrinkles.
And smooth skin gives the illusion of tight skin. When wrinkles are out of the equation, the skin just looks tighter.
Before considering other invasive, and potentially more expensive options, Botox can help a lot with the appearance of neck lines and bands. Also, when the platysma is relaxed, the horizontal fine lines soften too.
And as the platysma is too weak to pull the face down, the look of the lower face improves as well. Neck Botox is the simplest form of neck rejuvenation.
How Does Neck Botox Work?
During your neck Botox procedure, you contract and relax the platysma muscle multiple times so that your doctor can evaluate the area that needs the injections. When you contract the muscle, the lines are more visible. Your injector then grabs the muscle and injects Botox into it.
As Botox works by weakening the muscles, the motion of the platysma muscle becomes very limited. The relaxed muscle makes the neck look smoother by softening the wrinkles and lines.
Additionally, as there are no more visible bands or involuntary contraction, the neck appears tighter as well. This effect indirectly helps with the appearance of jowls and jawline too.
Who is Neck Botox For?
Neck Botox or Botox for platysmal bands is suitable for anyone who wants to get rid of the vertical and horizontal lines appearing on the neck. This procedure can also be a preventative treatment.
How Long Does It Take to See The Results?
The procedure takes about 5-10 minutes, and you will start noticing the results in 10 - 14 days (this is how long it takes for Botox to start working).
How Long Does Neck Botox Last?
Neck Botox lasts about 3-5 months.
Are There Any Side Effects?
The side effects of neck Botox are no different than the side effects of Botox for other areas. The procedure is pain-free, but you might see bruising or swelling for a couple of days after the procedure.
Some people don’t experience any bruising or swelling at all. Other than these, you are free to go back to your daily activities right after you leave the clinic.
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