Neck lines and bands are sometimes also known as
'Nefertiti Neck' or 'Turkey Neck'. Often some people
give their age away, not by the skin on the face, but by the
skin on the hands and neck.
With neck lines, platysmal bands occur as we grow
older and contract the muscles. They may be both horizontal and/or
vertical. As we age, jowls start to appear and the jaw line doesn't
remain a smooth line any more. The skin on our necks can also age
and wrinkle due to sun exposure (our necks are usually the least
The aging neck is increasingly recognised for its
aesthetic importance. Cosmetic physicians can offer a number of
surgical and non surgical options for neck rejuvenation. Botox
injections have revolutionised cosmetic surgery.
The benefits of BOTOX® injections
for the treatment of Neck Lines and Bands
The problems outlined
above with neck lines and bands can be corrected using Botulinum
Toxin, which is injected into various points in the jaw line
and neck. BOTOX® effectively softens these lines and can help
reduce some of the pull on the lower face by creating a slight
offer a safe, approved and non-surgical solution to the treatment
of neck lines and bands.
There are four
categories of neck aging. Patients with categories II and III are
most satisfied with BOTOX® neck rejuvenation. Category IV
patients are usually surgical candidates.
The whole procedure
takes less than 30 minutes, is relatively painless and effects are
usually visble within 7-10 days.