Everyone has heard of Botox. It’s best known as a treatment for reducing and eliminating crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. But increasingly, Botox is being administered by professionals for other reasons. One area that Botox is being used is the neck for a Botox Neck Lift.
The active ingredient in Botox is Botulinum toxin A. The purified form of the toxin is injected into targeted muscles, depending on what is being treated. Once it is there, it begins to block the nerve receptors and keeps nerve impulses from getting to the muscle. In about one day, people typically start to notice the effects. The results usually last about three to four months.
As a person grows older, the platysma muscle plays a direct role in how the neck looks. Different people can show signs of aging at different times and in a variety of ways, depending on the thickness and position of the muscle. Over time, platysmal bands that are thick usually become visible and form a “V” shape from the top to the base of the neck. This appearance is often compared to a turkey wattle. Botox that is properly administered can relax this part od the body and soften platysmal bands that are prominent.
It is important to realize that Botox relaxes muscles and does not get rid of fat deposits or pull up sagging skin. The best results from Botox are typically seen on those who have little fat, not a lot of skin elasticity loss, and who primarily have thick platysmal bands.
For this procedure, the results of Botox are more subtle and temporary. Botox neck injections may be just right for you if you are a good candidate. So, schedule a consultation today to speak with a Botox professional and discover the best treatment option for you!