Platysma are broad, thin muscles positioned on the side of your neck; they are divided into two distinct and separate sides that meet at the center. As you age, these muscles become weaker and separate further, causing unwanted platysma bands.
Platysma bands are a huge source of anxiety for most people as they signify aging and sagging skin. The cause for their appearance is still unknown and under research.
Some experts suggest that platysma bands result from loss of muscle tone and sagging skin, and any treatment option should focus on tightening the muscle and the skin. In contrast, others suggest that they are caused by the muscles only and not sagging skin, and treatment should focus on the muscle.
Botox platysma is a non-surgical treatment option that seeks to tighten neck muscles. The doctor usually applies a small amount of Botox on the bands to relax the muscles. In effect, this will improve the appearance of platysma bands within a short time.
However, please note that platysma bands Botox treatment is not permanent, and the patient will need regular treatments whenever they wear out.
This is a surgical procedure involving the reconstruction of the platysma muscles where the surgeon joins the separated sides and then tightens them.
More research is still being conducted to help identify the root cause of the issue and the best treatment option for tightening the muscles.
Please talk to your doctor before any of these procedures, and ensure to find a board-certified dermatologist that can perform them safely.
What To Expect During Treatment
Our treatments always begin with a thorough evaluation of your condition and a discussion with you about your treatment options. Once we provide you with the information you need to make a decision that’s right for you, we create your custom treatment plan.
What Are The Results Of Treatment?
After treatment, the neurotoxin begins to take effect in 3-7 days with full results being seen in about 2 weeks.
Neurotoxin treatments usually last three to four months, and then another treatment is required to maintain your results. We work with you to develop an ongoing treatment plan that fits you.
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