Botox® for Treatment of Vertical Neck Bands
Some patients complain that “my neck gives away my age”. The neck area, while important aesthetically, is often ignored when compared to the face or other body areas.
But it is important to know that there are many treatments available to rejuvenate the neck area. Botox® can help with vertical neck bands.
The platysma muscle - the band of muscles extending from collar bone to the jawline – is the culprit. As we age this muscle may lose some shape and separate into bands that maybe visible even at rest. This may be aesthetically unpleasing and can be alleviated with Botox® injections.
Injection Botox® into this muscle can help flatten them. In addition, Botox® may be injected into other areas of the neck to reduce the downward pull of the platysma muscle on the face. This Botox® treatment may also generate a gentle lift of the facial area.
Botox® for Treatment Gummy Smiles
A gummy smile can occur when someone smiles and a significant portion of the gums show. Dr Solish performs non-surgical gummy smile reduction by Botox® injections.
At the time of your Botox® consultation Dr Solish will help you determine if your gummy smile condition is appropriately treated with Botox®. Botox® treatment of gummy smiles can take as little as 15 minutes to complete and the results of this Botox® treatment are often dramatic. Botox® is injected into the muscle that is responsible for pulling up the upper lip. Botox® will weaken this muscle resulting in a more natural smile and a diminished gummy smile.