Can I Get BOTOX for Neck Bands?

By: Dr. Matthew Hlavacek


Botox is a cosmetic treatment that is used to smooth away numerous age-related cosmetic issues on the face and neck, such as fine lines and wrinkles. It is also used for medical purposes to tackle muscular ailments.

Of late, Botox has become a popular treatment among those who want to remove vertical neck bands. These bands are formed by the platysma muscles and are a clear indication of aging.

For some people, the neckbands are not prominent or harsh and do stand out. However, for others, the neckbands are quite noticeable. These people prefer to get these bands cosmetically reduced with the help of Botox. Botox is one of the most effective ways to treat platysma bands and get a younger-looking neck.

What Is BOTOX Made Of?

Botox makes use of a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin, which temporarily paralyzes muscles, thus allowing the overlying skin to lie flat. The botulinum toxin is produced using the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The toxin is used in very small doses to ensure safety.

How Is the Procedure Carried Out?

Botox treatments are only minimally invasive and are performed via injections. The treatment process is very short – it is injected within a timeframe of 5 to 15 minutes on the patient’s lower jaw and down their neck. The objective is to treat the platysma muscles that form the bands in order to reverse the aging effect on the neck.

Injecting Botox into the muscles relaxes the downward pull that the muscles have on the jaw. This results in a smoother and tighter neck and a well-defined jawline.

The initial results of Botox neck band injections are almost immediate. It may take a week or two to achieve a flawless neck and jawline. and its effects are not permanent.

The effects of a Botox treatment can last for three to four months. Patients are advised to eat healthy food, not smoke, and apply sunscreen and retinol cream in order to get the best results from their treatment.

Are You Eligible for BOTOX Treatments?

While Botox is quite effective, it is not suitable for every person. If you feel sagging in your jowls or want to get the vertical bands on your neck fixed, you will have to fulfill the following conditions:

• You should be at a healthy weight and should be in good overall health.

• You should have only mild sagging on the neck or jowls. Excess fat and saggy skin cannot be treated with Botox.

Before your Botox treatment, you will consult with Dr. Hlavacek to ensure that you are eligible for this procedure. During this consultation, you will be walked through the procedure in greater detail and any questions you may have will be answered.

To Treat Your Neck Bands, Set Up a Consultation

Dr. Matt Hlavacek, a skilled and experienced surgeon, understands the importance of looking and feeling young. Botox treatments to reduce harsh vertical neck bands can restore a more youthful look. To speak with Dr. Hlavacek regarding effective Botox treatment for neck bands, contact our office today and set up your informative consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.