Botox Cosmetic provides a non-surgical means of rejuvenating the aging neck. As we age, certain dynamic muscles in the neck can become more prominent, often causing wrinkles, lines, and an aged appearance. Fortunately, Botox can help relax these hyperactive muscles and give the neck a more youthful appearance. The expert injectors at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego specialize in Botox for neck wrinkles and would love to meet with you to discuss your aging neck concerns.
How Does Botox for the Neck Work?
We have a pair of vertical neck bands, known as platysma muscle bands, at the front of the neck. As part of the natural aging process, these vertical bands become more noticeable due to the fact that they are almost always in use. Dynamic muscles such as these commonly increase in size after years of hyperactivity. Additionally, our skin loses volume and becomes more lax as we age, making the platysma muscle bands even more prominent and causing the neck to appear older.
Botox is a neuromodulator that, when injected into a muscle, stops some of the neural signals from being transmitted thus relaxing the muscle’s hyperactivity. When injected into the vertical bands of the neck, Botox will relax the dynamic muscles, making them less prominent, and resulting in a smoother, younger looking neck. The results of Botox injections into vertical neck bands generally last up to 6 months. The procedure, as with any Botox treatment, can be repeated when the results begin to wear off. Many patients often experience optimal non-surgical neck lift results when they undergo Botox for the neck and Ulthera skin tightening of the neck simultaneously.
Why Trust Cosmetic Laser Dermatology for Botox Injections?
The board-certified San Diego cosmetic dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are highly regarded in the field for their expertise in a variety of cosmetic procedures, including injectables such as Botox. Actively involved in research, clinical trials, and lecturing, the team at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is at the forefront of dermatology and offers only the best to their patients. This world-renowned team of experts has decades of experience and you couldn’t be in better hands for Botox treatment.
Botox for Neck Wrinkles FAQ
Trying to determine which rejuvenation procedure is right for you and your problem areas can be tough. Our expert team has compiled a list of the answers to questions they are asked frequently about Botox for neck wrinkles in order to help you decide if it is right for you. Contact our office at (858) 657-1002 for more information.
Q: How long will Botox for the neck results last?
A: Patients generally experience Botox results for up to 6 months. Of course, this timeframe will vary from patient to patient depending on the number of units injected, the location of injection, and how the individual’s body metabolizes the Botox. The great thing about Botox, though, is that the treatment can be performed again when results begin to abate.
Q: Do Botox neck injections hurt?
A: Typically Botox injections are painless, but there may be a slight discomfort at time of injection. If concerned about feeling the injection, let your dermatologist know and they can apply a topical anesthetic before the procedure.
Q: What is the recovery following Botox for the neck?
A: A benefit of Botox injections for rejuvenation is that there is no downtime! Patients can return to normal daily activities immediately following treatment. Some patients do experience slight swelling, redness, bruising, or itching at the injection site; however, these Botox side effects will diminish within a few days. Always be sure to contact your physician right away if concerned about a side effect you are experiencing.
Q: Can I get Botox for neck bands at the same time as another cosmetic procedure?
A: Yes! Many patients often get Botox injections in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments to experience optimal results. For instance, Botox of the neck performed with Ulthera skin tightening of the neck and face can provide excellent non-surgical neck lift results. Also, Botox of the neck can be performed at the same time as a liquid facelift for total non-invasive facial rejuvenation. Schedule a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists today so that they can devise a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs.
Q: How much does Botox Cosmetic cost?
A: It is difficult to set one standard price for Botox procedures as the cost depends greatly on the area being treated and the number of units of Botox required for optimal results, which varies from one patient to the next. Once you meet with one of our board-certified dermatologists and discuss your problem areas and desired outcome, the cost of the treatment can be determined.
Call the San Diego Botox Experts Today
If you are unhappy with the prominence of vertical bands and wrinkles in your neck and would like to learn more about Botox neck injections, contact our expert team of dermatologists in San Diego today. Call (858) 365-3620 to schedule a consultation and begin the path to rejuvenation and a more youthful appearance today!
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