Is Neck Botox the Next Big Thing?
You may already be pretty familiar with the idea of using Botox® injections to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes, and wrinkles on the forehead and around the mouth. But what if you could use this nonsurgical alternative to get rid of bothersome neck bands as well? As it turns out, “neck Botox” may be the next big thing in the world of cosmetic procedures. If you’ve been considering taking advantage of some of the benefits of injectables, now just may be the best time to embark on your Botox® journey.
How It Works
Botox® is commonly used to relax the muscles in the face that cause deep-set wrinkles in the forehead and near the eyes and mouth. When these muscles are repeatedly contracted, they can begin to create a wrinkle or fine line in that area. The problem is that as we age, our collagen production diminishes, which also means that our skin’s ability to “bounce back” and restore itself also decreases. Because of this, many men and women choose to get Botox® injections at the first signs of aging.
Aside from wrinkles and lines, one of the most common signs of aging, especially in women, is what’s popularly referred to as a “neck band” or “turkey neck.” These are those vertical strips of the platysma muscle that can sometimes appear on the neck beneath the chin with age (Livestrong). While these neck platysma “bands” aren’t of medical concern, they can be cause for self-confidence issues for many men and women. Working in the same way as to reduce lines and wrinkles, Botox® can be injected into the platysma muscle to help reduce the appearance of neck bands.
How Effective Is Neck Botox?
When Botox® injections are placed precisely and carefully, they can be very effective at reducing the appearance of neck bands. Keep in mind, though, that while it can be a great alternative to a surgical procedure like a facelift, Botox® isn’t able to actually permanently lift the skin. However, the plus side is that there’s very minimal downtime following a Botox® treatment session, and your results can last up to six months. Many men and women find that because it’s such a relatively quick procedure, they can easily fit their Botox® session into their routine every few months.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Neck Botox?
If this common sign of aging is bothering you or otherwise interfering with your quality of life, you could be a great candidate for neck Botox® treatments. Many men and women find that updating their look as they begin to notice the first signs of aging can help them to look just as energized and youthful as they feel. And because Botox® injections are minimally invasive, they can be great for anyone with a busy schedule or who doesn’t want to undergo surgery for any reason. Because the injections need to be placed carefully in the neck area, it’s important to make sure you’re working with a skilled professional.
Why Choose Acqua Blu Medical Spa for Your Botox Treatment?
Many men and women have found that Botox® can be a simple, easy treatment to reverse the bothersome signs of aging. But because it’s also a technical procedure that requires knowledge and experience, it’s important to choose the right medical spa for your treatment. At Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr Brian Heil and his team of physician assistants, are all highly skilled and dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience to anyone considering Botox® injections.
To schedule a consultation with Heil to further discuss the details of your procedure, contact Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh at (724) 933-1800.
The Bottom Line
When many people think of the first signs of aging, lines and wrinkles are often the things that come to mind. But neck bands can occur on their own or with the other signs of aging, and can be just as bothersome. Many men and women tend to think that while they still feel young and energized, the way they look doesn’t necessarily match that sentiment. By choosing a simple nonsurgical treatment like Botox®, whether for the face or neck, you can be well on your way to looking and feeling your best. Dr. Heil at Acqua Blu Medical Spa would be happy to discuss your Botox® treatment options with you.