The vertical neck muscles can become more pronounced as you get older. A youthful neck, especially for women, is smooth and svelte, while a neck with thick neck bands looks older. Neck cords thicken with age and muscle contraction can make them more noticeable. At pēkomd® cosmetic surgery center, we offer Botox® for neck bands treatment at our Toledo, OH, clinic.
The platysma bands are muscles that connect the chest and chin via the neck. Running from chin to the collarbone, these muscles support the neck and allow for necessary movement. As you get older, these muscles begin to bunch and thicken. This is especially noticeable on women, creating a larger neck appearance that can appear more masculine. To smooth and slim the neck, reducing these cords can be effective. Botox injections are a non-surgical procedure that can benefit individuals with pronounced neck bands who want to minimize their appearance.
Treatment for a Slimmer, Smoother Neck
Botox is a neuromodulator that is best known for reducing lines and wrinkles, but it has other cosmetic uses. The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin type A, which blocks nerve signals to help relax the targeted muscles. When injected into the platysma muscles on the neck, the bands begin to relax and stretch out. Over several days, the neck becomes smoother and slimmer as the muscles stop contracting and bunching. The treatment can be performed in about 20 minutes, and patients can return to their normal activities without any downtime.
Botox can smooth pronounced neck cords with results that can last up to four months. Many of our patients use Botox for long-term outcomes, keeping their neck and face smoother with routine treatments. The most common side effects from Botox treatment are some swelling or bruising from the injections, which disappears quickly.
If you have vertical neck cords that are lining your neck, Botox may be the best solution to make your neck look younger without surgery. To learn more about Botox neck band treatment, contact us at pēkomd® cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation center. Call our office in Toledo, OH, to schedule your Botox consultation or treatment.