Botox® for Neck Bands
Aging causes a variety of changes in your appearance. Among those are wrinkles on the neck. Neck bands, or cords, caused by aging can be a source of displeasure, particularly for those whose neck is a prominent feature in their appearance. Keeping your neck looking young as long as possible is a goal many people pursue. Botox® injections can help with the pursuit of a youthful neck.
Botox is a minimally invasive option for rejuvenating the appearance of the neck. Aging causes particular neck muscles, called the platysma muscle bands, to become more prominent. As this happens, wrinkles and lines appear, adding unwanted years. Botox injections relax these overactive dynamic muscles by blocking signals from the nerves to the brain. This allows the skin overlying the targeted areas to appear tighter and younger looking.
The Aging Neck
The platysma muscle bands are a pair of vertical neck muscles. They are located at the front and sides of the neck. Throughout your life these muscles are very active. Because of this hyperactivity, they usually increase in size as you get older. At the same time, your skin is going through changes also. The proteins that give skin its full, youthful look, collagen and elastin, are degrading. The skin is losing some elasticity, and it is not as well supported as it was in youth. Volume in the skin is also lost as the breakdown of collagen and elastin progresses. These changes cause the neck bands to be more prominent and the overlying skin to look aged.
Botox treatment stops the transmission of some neural signals in the muscle. This causes the muscle to relax more, so they become less prominent. The results create the appearance of a smoother, younger neck. The treatment lasts for about four months before another treatment is needed.
Contact Creative Facial Aesthetics for more information about rejuvenating your neck so it can look smoother and younger. Make an appointment with Michele Rivard, PA, or Dr. Khosh for a consultation, and find out how they can help you achieve the look you desire.