Lines and wrinkles can develop on the neck as we age due to a number of factors, including:
- the effects of gravity on the skin
- weakened collagen
- overworked facial muscles
Microtox can be used to smooth the neck. It is effective at relaxing two types of lines around the neck:
Horizontal – As we get older, horizontal creases or bands naturally form on the neck. These lines can be reduced by injecting small amounts of BOTOX® above and below the wrinkles wherever they appear.
Vertical – Some people, especially those who exercise a lot, develop rope-like vertical protrusions on their neck that are particularly apparent when they speak. These bands, which are caused by the platysma muscles, strengthen and grow through years of eating, straining and general tension in the jaw. The muscles extend from the top of the chest to the lower jawline and can be more apparent when a person smiles. Sagging platysma muscles are sometimes referred to as ‘turkey neck’.
However, these bands can be very effectively smoothed and relaxed with BOTOX® treatment.