As we age our body goes through natural changes that begin to betray us and give away how old we actually are, or in some cases make us look that bit older. The neck is a particular area of concern for many as it can be a real giveaway of a woman’s age. The visible protruding bands and sagging skin that develop on the neck are difficult to conceal and surgery is invasive, expensive and has associated risks, however a solution has been found in an increasingly popular anti-ageing treatment. Botox can now be applied to the neck to provide rejuvenation resulting in a more youthful aesthetic in this previously difficult to treat area.
Platysmal Band Treatment
Over the course of time the vertical strips of muscles that stand out from your neck when you grimace can thicken and often become more visible, causing a V-shape to run from the top portion of the neck to the base. This muscle is known as the platysmal band and as people age the platysma muscle plays a direct role in the appearance of the neck as it becomes more prominent and therefore evident. Botox is a highly purified and diluted form of the muscle-freezing Botulinum bacteria, which when injected into the tight platysma muscles releases the tension caused by talking, eating and smiling. This is achieved by relaxing and softening the area which stops the neck from looking scraggy both vertically and along the horizontal ‘bracelet’ lines. The treatments that we offer for platysmal bands are virtually painless and only take around 15 minutes, with the resulting effects of this treatment usually lasting from between three and five months.
Affordable Skin Rejuvenation
While many believe that treatments of this nature that utilise Botox are expensive and reserved solely for the super-rich, skin rejuvenation can be yours for less than you might think. Treatments for platysmal bands can be used in combination with facial anti-ageing treatments that utilise Botox, meaning that these two highly visible areas can be simultaneously reinvigorated, providing you with a lovely overall balance and softening effect.
Anti-Ageing Treatments throughout the South East
At Melior Clinics we want to ensure that we make our many anti-ageing treatments available to as many patients throughout the South East as possible. To achieve this almost all of our anti-ageing treatments that utilise Botox such as the platysmal band treatments for ageing necks that we’ve covered in this article are available at all of our clinic locations including Harley Street, Richmond, Sevenoaks, Reading, Huntingdon, Cambridge and Peterborough.
Find out More about Neck Rejuvenation
If you would like to find out a bit more about how our medically led team at Melior Clinics can help you to rejuvenate the skin around your neck and face, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a friendly member of the team who will be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. You can also book a consultation with us where you can talk face-to-face with us about what you hope to achieve from one of our anti-ageing treatments and we can talk you through the procedure. If you want to contact us you can call us on 0330 024 1300, complete our contact form or book yourself in for a free no obligation consultation.