Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
The platysma muscle plays a direct role in the appearance of the neck as people age. Its position and thickness can determine how and when different individuals will show signs of ageing. Over the course of time, thick vertical platysmal bands often become visible, running in a V-shape from the top portion of the neck to the base. This is a result of a loss of collagen and elastin as well as laxity of the neck muscles.
Strategically placed Botulinum toxin injections can effectively smooth a patient's neck bands as well as create a more lifted, defined jaw line. It will usually take a few days for the lifting effects to become apparent. but once they do, patients will enjoy a band free neck and a tighter jaw line. Results will last three to four months.
It is so important to be treated by a qualified practitioner who knows face and neck anatomy well. This is to prevent potential side effects like leaking of the botulinum toxin which can result in unintended paralysis of the muscles involved in moving your head, breathing and swallowing.