Botox is a safe and non-invasive option to correct stubborn neck bands and a sagging jawline. Vertical neck bands are thought to be caused by repeated muscle activity during the aging process. The platysma muscles, located on both sides of the neck, can become conspicuous with time. In some patients, this is exacerbated by genetic predisposition, weight fluctuations, and UV damage.
While Botox neck injections can yield great results, the treatment is most suitable for patients with moderate banding and neck sagging, not extreme skin laxity.
Neck Botox: Before & After
Botox is injected into the platysma muscles, where the neuromodulator halts nerve signals. The muscles begin to relax, allowing facial muscles to lift the neck upward. The injectable improves the appearance of mild to moderate neck bands and loose skin that resembles “turkey neck.”
Like most cosmetic injectables, Botox for neck banding is a simple procedure that can be done during your lunch hour. From start to finish, the procedure lasts less than 20 minutes. Our dermatologists will clean the skin, apply an anesthetic cream, and inject micro-doses of Botox into the platysma muscles on both sides of the neck. The injections feel akin to a strong pinch but only last a few seconds.
Botox is non-surgical, so there is no recovery or significant downtime. Patients frustrated by sagging neck skin and vertical bands will notice a tighter neck and an improved jawline. While the treatment is not a substitute for cosmetic surgery, it can improve:
- Visible neck lines
- Crepey skin on the neck
- Poor jawline definition
- Mild to moderate platysma bands or vertical neck cords
It can take 10-14 days before you see lifting and tightening results. As the platysma muscles begin to weaken, you should note continuing improvements along with a more youthful and contoured neck and jawline. The effects of a Botox neck lift can last up to five months before repeat injections are needed.
If you are self-conscious about noticeable neck bands, wrinkles, or a turkey neck and do not have extreme skin laxity or sagging, then you could be a good candidate for Botox injections.
Botox for sagging neck aftercare tips
Avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 24 hours after getting Botox injections. It’s also important to remain upright for 3-4 hours to prevent the neuromodulator from migrating. Otherwise, patients can return to work and their normal routine.
Limitations of Botox for neck rings
Botox is a potent cosmetic injectable that delivers temporary improvements in neck rings and drooping skin. The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for neck Botox is by consulting our board-certified dermatologists.
Botox neck rejuvenation in Dallas
If you’re bothered by a sagging neck and crepey skin, contact Dallas Dermatology Partners to find out if Botox neck injections are right for you. Enjoy a more youthful, contoured neck and jawline without the downtime or risks of surgery. We are proud to provide outstanding dermatological care to patients throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, Richardson, Addison, Frisco, and Plano, TX.