Botox is a very well-known treatment that was made popular by how exceptional it is when it comes to reducing and even getting rid of forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. More and more, though, Botox is being administered by professionals into other areas of the body. For example, one area is the neck, which has made the Botox “neck lift” possible.
The active ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin type A. The purified form of the toxin is injected into certain muscles, depending on what is being treated. Once it is there, it starts to block the nerve receptors and keeps nerve impulses from getting to the muscle. In about a day, patients usually begin to see results. The effects usually last three to four months.
As a person ages, the platysma muscle plays a direct role in how the neck appears. Different people can show signs of aging at different times and in various ways depending on the thickness of the muscle, and its position. Over time, thick platysmal bands often become visible and run in a “V” shape from the top to the base of the neck. This appearance is often compared to a turkey wattle. Botox that is administered correctly can relax this part of one’s body and soften platysmal bands that are prominent.
It’s good to realize that Botox relaxes muscles and does not get rid of fat deposits or pull up sagging skin. The best results from Botox are usually seen on those who have little fat, not a lot of skin elasticity loss, and who mainly have prominent platysmal bands.
The results of Botox for this reason are subtle and temporary.
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