‘A long smooth neck and a strong jawline are coveted features in the World of Beauty.'
It's funny, how anyone can make a guess about your age? By just looking at your neck? Maybe you're trying to hide ageing signs, but your wrinkled turkey neck can reveal it. Here, we’re not talking about any bird but it’s your saggy and droopy neck.
Do you want to get rid of loose skin? Or maybe you’re looking for a solution to your saggy neck, although we can’t stop your ageing process, surely we can hide it.
The neck is the only part of a body that first shows signs of ageing and a wrinkled neck can affect your confidence but don’t worry, ‘Botox’ is a solution for your saggy neck, Botox has created a new revolution in the ‘World of Beauty’, and it’s a secret of our favorite Red Carpet Celebrities and famous Fashion Models.
Scroll down to learn everything about how Botox can be a solution for your saggy neck? At what cost? And what outcomes you can expect from it?
What’s a Saggy Neck?
It’s a turkey neck or a neck with excess skin that anyone might find embarrassing or it could be the reason for low self-esteem. The skin on the neck develops wrinkles and lines at the age of 35-40, mild jowls and saggy neck can be treated with fewer units of Botox so it’s important to treat the sagginess at the right age.
Causes of a Saggy Neck
Sagging of a neck depends on many factors from body posture to our daily routine, however, there are 3 most common causes of a wrinkled neck:
- Ageing (getting older is the main factor)
- Sun exposure (overexposure to the sun damages skin barrier and collagen production)
- Sudden weight loss
Botox in Neck Muscles
The neck muscles are also known as the ‘Platysma Muscle’. It’s a flat sheet of muscles that starts from the neck covering the jawline and lower face to the collarbone and chest. As we age, neck muscles wear out, and lose laxity and volume around the neck.
The bands in the neck are called platysma bands, these bands are the vertical lines, and at first, they become prominent when you make certain facial expressions. But over time, the skin on the neck becomes saggy and neck bands appear as strong and prominent ridges which give the image of a "turkey neck."
Botox in neck muscles smooths out the lines and wrinkles, relaxes neck muscles and reduces the appearance of these neck bands.
How Does Botox for Neck Sagging Work?
Smooth out your neck lines and wrinkles with Botox, the Botox units are directly injected into the platysma muscles (neck muscles) which are the main cause of neck bands, tightens these muscles and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and sagginess around the neck.
Botox for neck sagging is a 3-6 minute procedure, this painless technique involves injecting multiple Botox units on neck bends along with the jawline. Botox had been a top choice for treating minimal neck sagging, and one thing that you should have to keep in mind is that:
‘Botox doesn’t actually lift your skin, it targets loose neck muscles and relaxes those muscles which smooth out the wrinkles
Whenever wrinkles are reduced, it gives an illusion of tight skin, the skin looks just smoother without lines and neck creases, and gives you a younger appearance. The results of a Botox treatment on the neck can last for several months, around 4-6 months and touch-ups will be needed to maintain a well-toned and smooth neck.
Botox for Neck Sagging Before and After
Here, a Laser and Aesthetic Dermatologist Dr. Davin Lim performed a Botox treatment on patients, you can see the results of amazing neck transformation:
Botox for Neck Sagging Before and After pictures
Here are the detailed pictures of a patient's before and after the treatment done by Doctor Davin Lim.
Neck Botox Recovery Time
As we all know, Botox is a non-surgical solution for your wrinkled neck, so there’s no downtime or recovery time. In this procedure, no incisions are created so there’s no chance of any scar. Also, it doesn’t require any anesthesia, you can continue your normal work after Botox treatment.
PRECAUTION: Although it’s a painless procedure you have to take some precautions, don’t rub on the treated area because Botox can migrate to other areas on your face.
Neck Botox Results
If you’re considering Botox for neck sagging then you might be questioning how long does neck Botox last?
The neck Botox results can last you 4-6 months, then you have to follow up the Botox treatment after every 6 months for a well-toned and smooth neck.
Neck Botox Cost
how much does neck Botox cost ?
The Botox for turkey neck can cost you about $300-$500, the cost depends on the number of units injected in your neck bands. Most surgeons use 25-35 units of Botox, and the average cost of Botox per unit is $12.
It’s better to treat your neck sagginess early, the more severe the problem the cost will be high.
Botox Neck Bands Side Effects
Botox is an effective way to reduce neck lines, but it can have mild side effects that dissipate after one week.
The patients experienced minimal side effects at the injection site, the risks associated with neck Botox are:
- Swelling and tenderness
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Neck pain
- Dry mouth
If you feel any pain or difficulty in swallowing even after one week, then consult with your doctor before it gets a severe problem.
Is Botox in the neck dangerous?
Botox is a non-surgical procedure and it’s a safe and effective way to treat neck wrinkles and vertical bends. You may have mild side effects like swelling and redness around the injected side but overall it’s a safe and risk-less treatment.
How many units of Botox for neck?
Botox units depend on the sagginess of the neck, if you have a mild saggy neck, it can be treated with 25-35 units, and the severe sagginess around the neck is treated with 40-60 units of Botox.
Can Botox help a saggy neck?
Botox treats your saggy neck efficiently, it helps to reduce wrinkles, minimize the appearance of neck bands, smooth-out necklines and give you a younger look.
Can Botox tighten Turkey neck?
Botox works temporarily to tighten turkey neck but if you have a severe sagginess around your neck, then you should combine Botox with skin tightening procedures, or a mini neck lift.
Can Botox firm your neck?
In short, yes. Botox firms your neck and reduces wrinkles and neck bands by relaxing platysma muscles (neck muscles), making them less prominent which results in a well-toned and smooth neck.
How long does Botox in the neck last?
The neck Botox can last you 4-6 months, and after every 6 months, you have to follow the procedure to maintain your younger look and a contoured neck.
When our ageing signs appear, we become self-conscious and start to look for a solution to bring our younger look back. So, Botox is a great way to treat our neck wrinkles and lines. It’s a non-surgical procedure with no downtime and side effects at all, and less expensive than other surgical neck lifting treatments.
Botox is the right choice to treat mild neck sagginess but it’s not a good option for severe sagginess, if you have too much laxity and loose skin then it’s not a good option for you, and you should go for a surgical neck lift.