Platysmal banding can cause unwanted necklines and Turkey Neck appearance that may be unattractive for some individuals. There is a subset of patients that can benefit from BOTOX® Injections into the platysma muscle to eliminate unwanted lines and banding in the neck.
Appropriately placed BOTOX® injections in the platysma can tighten platysmal banding, creating a “BOTOX® Facelift”. Although the results are temporary, usually lasting 3 to 4 months, this can be a nice alternative to a Facelift for the right patient.
Tips when considering BOTOX® for the Neck
A BOTOX® Facelift for Platysmal Banding
1.) Patient should have visible platysmal banding with little or no fat or droopy skin under the neck.
2.) BOTOX® injections should be placed in the right anatomic location for best result.
3.) BOTOX® concentration should be at least 25 units or higher.
4.) Patients may need touch-up BOTOX® a week after injection.
5.) Patients should have reasonable expectations about the outcome and longevity of results.