Most of us focus on treating wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots on our faces and ignore the aging path following our neck until it is too late. Bands develop on the neck as horizontal lines when you look down frequently at your mobile phone or laptop. The vertical muscles on the neck, known as the platysma muscles, pull on the skin of the neck, leading to a loose and sagging neck. These signs of aging make people more self-conscious. But no worries, you do not have to live with a wrinkled or sagging neck. Botox can help reverse the signs of aging. Read on to learn how.
Botox for Neck Bands & Lines
You all must be familiar with Botox injections to reduce the look of crow’s feet around the eyes, wrinkles on the forehead, and around the mouth. This non-surgical alternative assists in getting rid of neck bands and lines.
Botox relaxes the muscles that cause deep-set wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and mouth. When muscles repeatedly contract, they create wrinkles or lines. With the natural aging process, collagen production decreases which means your skin loses the ability to bounce back or restore itself. Botox injections are a great option to treat the first signs of aging.
The neckbands or the turkey neck are the vertical strips of platysma muscles that are not of medical concern but dramatically affect a person’s self-confidence. Botox can be injected into platysma muscles to reduce the appearance of neck bands.
How is Botox Performed for Neck Bands?
Botox is injected into platysma muscles, where the neuromodulator terminates the nerve signal. As a result, the muscles relax, allowing the neck to lift upwards. Botox helps diminish mild to moderate neck bands.
Like other injectable procedures, Botox for neck bands is a simple treatment that can be performed during your lunch break. The whole process may take a maximum of 20-25 minutes. The practitioner cleanses the skin, applies an anesthetic cream, and injects microdoses of Botox into the platysma muscles on both sides of your neck. The injections feel like a strong pinch that lasts only a few seconds.
How Effective is Botox for Neck Bands?
Botox is precisely injected and effectively reduces the visibility of neck bands. One thing to remember is that Botox is an excellent alternative to the surgical procedure but cannot permanently lift the skin. The plus side is minimal downtime following a Botox treatment, and results last up to 6 months. The treatment session is quick, and you can easily repeat it every few months.
Ideal Candidates for Neck Botox
Anyone who is bothered by the signs of aging can serve as a great candidate for neck Botox. Men or women can update their look with Botox, as it can make them feel energized and youthful. Botox injections are amazing for people with a busy schedule or who do not want to undergo a surgical procedure. However, it is essential to ensure you get the treatment from a certified professional.
How to Prepare for Botox Treatment for Neck Bands?
At James Christian Cosmetics, the treatment process starts with a consultation with our experts. During the appointment, our professionals examine the treatment area and determine the treatment options suited to your individual needs and aesthetic goals. If Botox is an ideal treatment for your neck bands, you will need very little preparation before the treatment. It is suggested to avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication before the treatment as it can increase the risk of bruising or bleeding. Board Certified Injectable expert James Christian is highly trained in performing Botox injections.
Though there is no downtime after Botox treatment, there are certain activities you should avoid. For example, it is recommended not to lie down several hours after the treatment. Also, avoid massaging the treatment area for almost two days post-treatment because it can spread the injection material and can be potentially dangerous. Furthermore, stay away from intense physical activity for 24 hours after the procedure.
The Bottom Line
If you are tired of having fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin on your neck, Botox treatment can help eliminate these issues and can make you look younger and more confident. James Christian has more than ten years of experience performing injectable procedures. So don’t hesitate to contact us today to find out how James Christian Cosmetics can help you with the best treatment to rejuvenate your skin.