What are platysmal bands and its treatment?
As we age, the platysma neck muscle may become more lax or more hypertrophic (enlarged). When this happens, vertical ridges or bands may become more pronounced when the muscle is contracted. Botox may be used to relax the platysma muscle and diminish the appearance of the bands.
What happens during the treatment?
During treatment, the doctor will typically ask the patient to contract the neck muscle and then place Botox along the ridges of the muscle in small quantities.
What can be expected after the treatment?
Minimal redness may be apparent after the treatment but in most cases this wont be seen. The treatment normally starts to take effect after 2-3 days with full effects seen between 10-14 days, but this may vary slightly with some individuals.
How long do the effects last?
The effects will normally last between 3 and 6 months.
How much does it cost?
Treatment cost start from £395.
*Results can vary from person to person. We cannot guarantee results