The face and neck are a common area for visible signs of aging. This includes thickening of the vertical neck bands (platysma), a turkey gobbler look, and a turned down mouth. With a Botox neck lift, the neck bands can be softened and the jawline more defined to improve signs of aging without the use of a surgical procedure.
What is a Botox Neck Lift?
Botox is a purified medication that relaxes the facial muscles. Although it is called a lift, Botox does not actually pull up sagging skin around the neck. The formula works by temporarily blocking nerve signals from the muscle. With the muscles relaxed, muscle lines are softened. Botox can also be placed in the corners of the mouth to improve a downward curve, and around the jawline to give it more definition. A skilled plastic surgeon can deliver the right amount of Botox to the correct muscles to achieve the most effective results.
Who is a Candidate?
Candidates for a Botox neck lift are those in the Lansing area who are unhappy with prominent neck bands and mild sagging in the lower face and neck making them look older. Those who want to refresh their appearance and improve these signs of aging without surgery can benefit from a Botox neck lift. However, if significant sagging skin and excess tissue is present, patients might benefit more from a traditional neck lift or other treatment option. Dr. Colony can meet with you to determine if your signs of aging can be improved with a Botox neck lift.
Results and Recovery
There is no downtown required after a Botox neck lift, however, you might experience some mild bruising or discomfort at the injection sites. These should clear up fairly quickly.
In just a few days, patients treated with a Botox neck lift can notice a more defined jawline with neck bands softened. These results can last for about four months. After this time, patients can decide to have a second treatment to maintain their rejuvenated appearance.
Scheduling a Consultation
If you experience signs of aging such as prominent neck bands and a poorly defined neck and jawline, you might consider the benefits of a Botox neck lift. Under the direction of Dr. Colony, M.D., F.A.C.S., Michigan Plastic Surgery offers Botox neck lifts in East Lansing. Prior to Botox neck lift treatment, you will have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Colony during a consultation to discuss your concerns and develop an individualized treatment plan.
For more information and to schedule your initial consultation for a Botox neck lift in East Lansing, call Michigan Plastic Surgery today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and schedule your consultation.