Q: How does Botox work, off-label, to help correct neck bands?

What our experts say:

The neck bands, as with other muscles of facial expression, appear more prominent as we age. This occurs due to its laxity or loosening, so during normal facial movements, the muscles tense and appear quite obvious.

Neurotoxins work by relaxing muscles, so just as your eyes appear more rested when the muscles around the eyes are injected; in the same way, when injected into the platysma muscle, it relaxes it making your neck appear softer and more youthful.

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Dr. Dilip D. Madnani

Facial Plastic Surgeon

New York, New York