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Can BOTOX Be Used for Neck Lines?

May 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgoodman @ 9:53 pm
a before and after photo of a patient’s neck lines

Most of us tend to first notice the signs of aging when we look at our faces in the mirror. It starts in the upper face, with wrinkles on the forehead, and slowly works its way down; crow’s feet near the eyes, laugh lines near the smile, and so on, all the way down to the neck. Thankfully, BOTOX can be used to smooth out all these wrinkles, even those on the upper and lower neck. Here’s what you need to know about this life-changing and confidence-boosting procedure!

What Causes Neck Lines?

The platysma muscle, which is a broad muscle sheet that rises from the chest up to the sides of the neck and lower face, is responsible for lines and wrinkles in the neck. As you age, this muscle wears out and the skin around it loses volume and elasticity.

This muscle becomes prominent in the form of neck bands; at first, they only appear when you contract it, but over time, they become noticeable even when the muscle is relaxed. It can also cause the face to look like it’s sagging, which in turn can make a patient look and feel much older than they actually are.

What Is BOTOX and How Does It Help with Neck Lines?

BOTOX is the common name for diluted botulinum toxin, which can be injected in small doses to treat all kinds of problems. It can be used to smooth out facial wrinkles and improve a patient’s appearance and even be used to address chronic migraines and head pain in some cases. It’s seen an upsurge in popularity in recent years due to its versatility and impressive results.

It works by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking nerve signals, thus relaxing any hyperactivity and reducing their visibility underneath the skin. BOTOX does not tighten or lift the skin at all; smoother skin just simply gives the illusion of tight skin.

How Does BOTOX Help with Neck Lines?

When injected into the bands of the neck, BOTOX can relax them, making them less prominent and resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. Additionally, as there are no more visible bands or involuntary contractions, the neck appears tighter as well, helping with the jawline’s appearance.

Neck BOTOX is suitable for anyone who wants to get rid of their vertical or horizontal necklines. These results generally last between 4 to 6 months, but as with other BOTOX procedures, it can be repeated as needed. It only takes a few minutes to perform, is pain-free, and it can even be done preventively.

You don’t have to settle for an older appearance just because you’re getting up there in years; this solution is a surefire way to turn back the clock and enjoy a youthful look once more!

About the Practice

The team at Goodman Dental Care has proudly served patients in Annapolis for several years, and they’d be honored if you entrusted your family’s smiles to them! They offer a wide range of comprehensive dental services, including cosmetic options like BOTOX. If you have any questions about the blog or you’d like to get in touch with the team to set up an appointment, feel free to visit their website or call them today for further assistance. Telephone: (410) 263-1919.

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