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As we age, this natural process brings with it wrinkles and facial lines – and while we try to prevent or treat these wrinkles and fine lines, we only focus on our faces more than anything; leading us to overlook how the skin on our neck starts to sag. This sagging skin under the jawline and the very unpleasant parallel lines on our necks become prominent.
Lucky for us, just like facial lines Botox can also be used to effectively treat as well as further prevent the formation of neck lines, wrinkles, and turkey neck.
Continue reading this article to learn what is botox for neck sagging, how this procedure works, along with if you are a suitable candidate for Botox for neck sagging or not.
What Is Botox For Neck Wrinkles?
Since we all are quite aware of what Botox is and how it works, Botox for neck wrinkles can easily be explained as the injectable cosmetic treatment that is injected right into the neck skin, with the objective of inducing paralysis in the muscles of the neck, leading to the removal of fine lines and wrinkles present on the neck’s skin. For most of people and in the majority of cases, Botox for neck sagging is much more beneficial for enhancing the jawlines than the neck itself.
What Causes Sagging Neck Skin?
Once the skin that surrounds our neck starts to lose its elasticity with the passage of age, that’s when the neck skin starts to sag. The jowls start appearing near the neck area, due to the loosened skin around the neck as well as the jaw. There are a couple of reasons such as aging, overexposure to the sun, and sudden weight loss that can cause sagging neck skin and the excess skin on the neck called turkey neck. Age and sun exposure can cause the skin to lose protein, namely collagen, and elastin, which can also cause the skin to loosen around the neck area.
What Does Neck Sagging Treatment Look Like?
The very initial part when deciding to opt for Botox for neck sagging is consultation. Having an expert aesthetician carry out an in-depth consultation with you, in order to determine if Botox for sagging is the right procedure for you or not is very important. If they deem this procedure to be appropriate for you, they might provide you with instructions that will help you prepare for the procedure. You will be asked to refrain from consuming certain medications or vitamins, and you shouldn’t drink alcohol for 24 hours prior to the procedure.
Your aesthetician will settle you in and make sure you’re comfortable, before cleaning your neck and marking the targeted areas for Botox injections.
These are the areas listed below, in which small amounts of Botox is usually injected:
- Platysma muscles are responsible for pulling the neck’s skin downwards
- Along the lower jawline
- Along horizontal lines and wrinkles on the neck
Most people who have experienced this procedure have reported it to be quite painless, and instant enough to be concluded in ten to fifteen minutes.
Who Is the Right Candidate for Neck Botox?
Anyone can be an appropriate candidate for Botox for neck sagging if you are troubled by the prominence of vertical bands, loose skin, and horizontal wrinkles on your neck – while further consultations with experts, such as board-certified experts at Syra Aesthetics can determine how well would it suit you.
However, one should not opt for Botox for neck sagging if one belongs to any of the following categories:
- Pregnant or lactating women
- People with a sensitivity to human albumin
- People with a history of neuromuscular disorders
What Can You Expect from This Treatment?
Listed below are a few of the benefits of Botox for neck wrinkles will provide:
- Reduced appearance of platysma neckbands
- Lifted and tightened jawline
- Reduced horizontal fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoother and rejuvenated neck
Are There Any Side Effects?
People who choose to go for neck sagging treatment, generally experience very minimal side effects. Some of the common side effects are bruising swelling, redness, and mild pain. Also, there are several ways that can be used to minimize the side effects, or even help with fast recovery of the bruising.
With the onset of age-induced wrinkles and other visual signs of aging, facial features are what we mostly focus on; completely neglecting the wrinkles and loosened skin of our necks. And by the time our neck gets our attention, it is past the time when anti-aging creams could’ve helped, and now non-invasive cosmetic procedures are the best option we have.
Using Botox for neck sagging has proven to be one of the most effective of all cosmetic treatments, considering its non-invasive nature, instant results, and safe usage.
Syra Aesthetics with its veteran aestheticians at work ensures to deliver of the results you have been longing for, helping you achieve youthful and smoother skin in no time.
– Disclaimer –
This blog is for informational & educational purposes only and does not intend to substitute any professional medical advice or consultation.
For any symptoms or medical advice, please consult with your physician, Or Book an appointment with our board-certified aestheticians at Syra Aesthetics.
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More