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Fine lines, wrinkles, and loose, sagging skin are some of the tell-tale signs of aging that can appear anywhere on the body but are, perhaps, most apparent on the face and neck. The neck area is highly susceptible to developing premature signs of aging due to the relatively low amount of collagen in the thin neck skin, overexposure to UV rays, and the lack of a targeted skincare routine that involves the neck. Tech neck, a condition characterized by deep creases and obvious neck bands, can exacerbate the appearance of an aging neck. Tech neck develops due to frequently looking down at a phone or computer, which we rely on more than ever before. Luckily, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green offers a variety of cosmetic treatment options, including Botox injections, in her private Upper East Side office to diminish the appearance of various signs of aging and tech neck.

Signs of aging in the neck area can cause patients to feel particularly self-conscious. However, advances in cosmetic dermatology offer patients a non-invasive solution for the appearance of wrinkled, sagging neck skin. A Botox neck lift is a great treatment option for patients looking to rejuvenate their neck area without downtime. Botox injections are considered the gold standard for erasing fine lines and wrinkles on the face, such as the crow’s feet and forehead lines. Botox is also extremely effective for removing the fine lines and platysmal bands that affect the neck. A Botox neck lift can help eliminate dynamic wrinkles, tighten the skin, improve jaw contour, and reduce the appearance of jowls. Botox is even FDA-approved to treat neck pain resulting from medical conditions such as cervical dystonia, a condition in which involuntary neck muscle spasms create pain and discomfort in the neck. Botox works to “freeze” the muscles and eliminate both the spasms and the pain.

Botox injections should always be performed by a board-certified dermatologist with the experience and expertise required to execute treatment safely and effectively and produce ideal results. Dr. Michele Green in New York City is an Allergan platinum injector of Botox with over 25 years of experience providing some of the most discerning men and women from around the globe with what is described as “the best Botox in New York”. She was among the first dermatologists to utilize cosmetic Botox injections and is consistently voted as one of NYC’s best physicians by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors for her holistic approach and ‘less is more’ philosophy when it comes to anti-aging and rejuvenation treatments. As an internationally renowned leader in the field of cosmetic dermatology and expert in non-invasive cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers, chemical peels, microneedling, and laser resurfacing procedures, Dr. Green is guaranteed to help you create a customized Botox treatment plan so that you look and feel like the best version of yourself.

What is Botox?

Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) has been FDA-approved to treat various medical conditions and cosmetic skin concerns since 2002. Created by the company Allergan, Botox injections serve various functions, from eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to alleviating the symptoms of medical conditions such as cervical dystonia, chronic migraines, and hyperhidrosis. Botox is the neurotoxin onabotulinumtoxinA and works by essentially “freezing” targeted muscles at the injection sites. Botox treatment is the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure performed in the United States and is a safe and effective alternative to more invasive procedures, such as plastic surgery. When used on the neck, Botox can eliminate horizontal wrinkles and neck bands, reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve the “turkey neck”, and slim the jawline. Botox injections can also reduce muscle pain or spasms in the treatment area.

How does Botox work?

As we age, our skin starts to become loose and sagging, and fine lines and wrinkles begin to develop. Many of the wrinkles found on the face and neck are dynamic wrinkles caused by the repeated contraction of muscles. This manifests most commonly on the face as crow’s feet, the wrinkles appearing at the corner of the eye due to crinkling your eyes, or forehead lines, the horizontal lines that form on the forehead. However, the neck muscles, or platysma muscles, can pull on the neck skin and create dynamic fine lines in the neck area. Horizontal neck bands can also occur from issues such as “tech neck,” which are the lines that form due to frequently looking down at phones and computers. An injection of Botox into the neck muscles can help to reduce the signs of these fine lines.

The active ingredient in Botox is onabotulinumtoxinA, which is a liquid injectable neurotoxin. Once injected, the botulinum toxin essentially “freezes” the muscles by inhibiting acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that “tell” the muscles when to contract. When the Botox injection blocks the acetylcholine, the muscles no longer contract, causing them to relax. Cosmetically, this leads to the relaxation of the dynamic muscles, such as the platysma muscle, responsible for creating fine lines and wrinkles. As such, the wrinkles are smoothed out and disappear, erasing the signs of aging from the treatment area. If Botox injections are used to treat cervical dystonia, a medical condition characterized by chronic neck spasms, the muscles that contract the neck will relax, thereby eliminating the spasms.

What is Trapezius Botox?

Botox is well-known for its ability to target dynamic fine lines and wrinkles in the face, but it has many other applications, too. For example, Botox can be injected into the neck, underarms, hands, and trapezius. The trapezius muscle is a large triangular muscle in the neck, upper back, and shoulders. The trapezius plays a role in stability, movement, and posture. There are cosmetic and medical reasons for injecting Botox into the trapezius muscles. Trapezius Botox treatment can provide muscle pain relief and reduce migraine symptoms, as well as create the appearance of a longer, slimmer neck and leaner shoulders. There is essentially zero downtime with the procedure, meaning patients can resume their usual daily activities after their Botox injections. As the trapezius is a large muscle, more units of Botox are needed to treat the area. However, your injector will determine the exact number of units needed depending on the muscles’ strength and the treatment area’s size and scope to get the best results. The most common side effects of Trapezius Botox include redness, swelling, and bruising around the injection sites. With an inexperienced or unqualified injector, more serious side effects can occur, including temporary muscle stiffness or weakness and difficulty extending the neck or shoulders. This is why having Botox injections, including Trapezius Botox, with an expert injector is crucial. Dr. Michele Green in NYC is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience and will work with you to create a customized Botox treatment plan.

What is Barbie Botox?

Barbie Botox is another term for the cosmetic procedure Trapezius Botox. This cosmetic treatment entails injecting Botox into the trapezius muscles (the triangular muscles extending over the back of the shoulders and neck). Botox injections relax the trapezius muscles, resulting in leaner-looking shoulders and a slimmer, elongated-looking neck, like Barbie. Trapezius Botox has existed for many years, but recently, after the release of the Barbie movie, Barbie Botox increased in popularity. The effects of Botox can last three to six months, with most patients having Botox treatments regularly to keep up the best results. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, she will work with you to develop a timeline for your Botox treatment sessions that best suits your needs.

What is a Botox Neck Lift?

A Botox neck lift, sometimes called a Nefertiti Lift, is when Botox is injected into the neck to eliminate necklines and horizontal wrinkles and improve sagging jowls. The muscles found in the neck tend to pull downwards, which causes sagging along the jawline and contributes to the prevalence of jowls. As such, Botox injected strategically into the neck muscles can help to improve the jawline for a tighter, more contoured look. A neck lift will also help with “turkey neck,” which is when the neck skin starts to sag, leading to loose skin that is unflatteringly compared to the neck flap of a turkey. Botox can help to tighten the skin and can be paired with Thermage treatment for further skin tightening.

Neck Botox can also help with pain relief and pain management for certain conditions that affect the neck, including cervical dystonia. Cervical dystonia, a condition also known as spasmodic torticollis, is characterized by frequent, involuntary muscle spasms in the neck, which cause the head to be pulled forward, backward, or to the side. These spasms and uncomfortable head positions can cause pain and discomfort in the neck. When Botox is injected into the muscle, it blocks the neurotransmitters that tell the muscle to contract, thereby reducing the involuntary, painful spasms. As such, neck Botox can serve both cosmetic and medical functions.

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How do I prepare for Botox treatment for my neck?

The first step in getting the best Botox treatment is consulting an expert injector, such as Dr. Michele Green in NYC. During your initial consultation, Dr. Green will be able to examine the treatment area and determine the treatment options that are best suited for your individual needs and aesthetic goals. If Botox is one of the treatment options in your skin rejuvenation plan, there is very little preparation that you will need to do before your injections. Dr. Green asks that you arrive on the day of the procedure with clean, product-free skin. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medications or supplements, such as Advil or Aleve, as they can increase your risk of bruising or bleeding.

What is the procedure for neck Botox treatment?

Neck Botox treatment starts with consulting Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Dr. Green will conduct a thorough medical history and will review any previous cosmetic treatments you may have had. You will then be able to identify your specific skin concerns and overall aesthetic goals. If you are a good candidate for neck Botox treatment, the procedure can be performed on the same day. The exact dosage each patient receives for neck Botox depends upon the size and scope of the treatment area and each patient’s aesthetic goals. The procedure itself is very fast and can take as few as ten minutes to complete. Patients typically do not feel discomfort during the Botox injections themselves but may request a topical anesthetic to minimize any risk of discomfort. Botox treatment is truly a “lunchtime” procedure, as there is no downtime following the treatment, and you can immediately return to your regularly scheduled activities. After Dr. Green performs the Botox injections, an ice pack may be applied directly to the treatment area to reduce potential initial swelling. Dr. Green will provide you with the aftercare information and may offer a follow-up in several weeks if needed to ensure your Botox injections are perfect. The cosmetic effects of Botox last for up to four months, with most patients having their Botox injections on a regular quarterly schedule to keep up the best results. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will work with you to develop a timeline for your Botox treatments that suits your needs.

What is the aftercare following Botox treatment for neck bands?

One of the greatest advantages of Botox is that there is very little aftercare and no downtime involved. In fact, Botox treatment is a safe and effective treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and neck pain that requires essentially no recovery time following the procedure. While there is no downtime after the treatment, certain activities should be avoided directly following the treatment. Dr. Green recommends that you not lay down on the treatment for several hours after the treatment, nor should you massage the area for approximately two days. This is so that the injection does not migrate to any other part of your body, which can be potentially dangerous. Further, you should avoid intense physical activity 24 hours after Botox injections. When you have your Botox injections with Dr. Green, she will provide you with all the pertinent aftercare instructions she advises her patients to follow to achieve and maintain the best results.

How long does neck Botox last?

Botox treatment is very effective in rejuvenating the appearance of the neck by eliminating fine lines, wrinkles, and jowls. Once the Botox injections have been administered, the effects of Botox generally become apparent within ten days. After that, the results of Botox may be visible for anywhere between three and four months. Though the results are temporary, Botox treatment can be repeated once the effects begin to wear off. Patients enjoy the fact that their Botox treatment can be customized over time to meet their evolving cosmetic needs and goals. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will help determine your best Botox treatment schedule.

How do Botox injections treat neck pain?

Botox treatment has been FDA-approved to treat neck pain in the form of cervical dystonia, which is a condition characterized by frequent, involuntary muscle spasms that cause pain and discomfort in the neck. Botox is a very effective treatment option for this type of neck pain, as the botulinum toxin type A found in the Botox injection blocks the neurotransmitters responsible for the muscle contractions causing the spasms. As such, the muscles relax, and the spasms stop. Combining Botox treatment with physical therapy is extremely effective for many patients in reducing pain and discomfort.

In clinical studies done to examine the effects of Botox on cervical dystonia, researchers found that patients began feeling pain relief from the treatment within two weeks of receiving the first treatment. The pain relief peaked for most patients six weeks after receiving the Botox injection. While the pain management effects of the treatment did wear off approximately three months after receiving the Botox injections, Botox treatment can be repeated approximately every three to four months for continued relief. With many repeated treatments, there is the potential that the body will build up antibodies against Botox, rendering it less effective. If this occurs, alternative injectable neurotoxin treatments such as Dysport and Xeomin exist and can be used to produce comparable effects to Botox.

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Can Botox be combined with other procedures to rejuvenate the neck?

Yes! A Botox neck lift can be combined with other non-invasive cosmetic treatment options for optimal rejuvenation and to create a smooth, firm, and youthful appearance that lasts. Botox is particularly effective for eliminating dynamic fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that are responsible for repeated expression. Patients struggling with particularly lax skin, submental fat, or crepey skin may combine their neck Botox treatment with other procedures, such as Thermage radiofrequency, Kybella, and Fraxel laser, to achieve their desired aesthetic results.

Thermage – Thermage® is the gold standard non-invasive treatment for skin tightening. While Botox is very effective at eliminating wrinkles and improving the overall skin texture, patients dealing with particularly loose and sagging skin will need a stronger skin-tightening treatment option. Thermage uses radiofrequency (RF) technology to tighten the skin by heating the inner layer of the tissue. This heat creates controlled damage to the dermal layers of skin to activate the body’s healing response. The natural healing process involves the creation of the protein collagen and stimulates cell turnover for smooth, tight, youthful-looking skin. There is zero downtime involved with Thermage, meaning patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately upon completion of the procedure. Once treatment effects have become apparent, they last for up to two years. Many patients have Thermage annually to keep up the best cosmetic effects.

Kybella – Kybella is an injectable enzyme that eliminates unwanted excess fat by dissolving the fat cells in the treatment area. Kybella injectable treatment eliminates fat cells around the jowls and neck for a slimmer, tighter, more youthful appearance. The fat reduction treatment works by injecting a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally found in the body and works to break down dietary fat. The treatment can “de-bulk” the area under the chin, eliminating excess fat and improving the jawline. Kybella® can then be paired with Botox to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles further. The most common side effect of Kybella is temporary swelling, which resolves independently several days after injections. Most patients require an average of three Kybella treatment sessions to achieve their final desired results, which are permanent so long as there is no additional weight gain following treatment.

Fraxel laser – Dr. Green often refers to Fraxel as the ‘magic eraser’ for its unique ability to target a wide range of skin concerns. Fraxel operates on two distinct wavelengths of light to improve the appearance of skin texture and tone. For patients looking to improve their overall complexion and eliminate dynamic fine lines and wrinkles, Dr. Green recommends pairing Botox with Fraxel® laser treatments. The Fraxel laser works to “resurface” the skin by creating micro-injuries, which trigger the body’s natural healing process. This process triggers collagen production, leading to smooth, firm skin for improved skin texture that lasts.

CoolSculpting® – Patients with significant submental fat under the neck can have this fat “frozen” and eliminated with CoolSculpting. With a unique applicator, the CoolMini, the excess fat under the neck can be “frozen” and slowly eliminated through your body’s metabolism. Depending on the amount of fat under the neck, two or more Cool-mini treatment sessions may be necessary with this painless, non-invasive treatment. The cosmetic results are permanent, given there is no additional weight gain following the procedure.

Is Botox or filler better for necklines?

The best cosmetic treatment option to diminish the appearance of necklines will depend on the type and severity of the lines. Botox treatment will effectively “freeze” the neck muscles that contract to create dynamic fine lines, smoothing out any signs of aging related to repetitive movement in the area. Botox is best for treating mild to moderate fine lines and for skin tightening. Fillers are typically injected to restore volume loss or fill in creases or folds in the skin due to age-related collagen breakdown. Fillers are typically best for treating necklines that are very deep and unrelated to the movement of the neck muscles. During your consultation with Dr. Green, she will physically assess your necklines and review your aesthetic goals to determine whether Botox or filler is the right option for your rejuvenation plan.

Is Botox safe for neck muscles? Is Botox in the neck dangerous?

Botox® is an FDA-approved treatment that is both safe and effective. There are mild side effects associated with Botox treatment that are commonly experienced, such as mild amounts of swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection sites. However, the risk of developing more serious side effects increases if you seek treatment from a less experienced practitioner or in a medical spa setting. For this reason, it is crucial to seek out a board-certified, experienced dermatologist, such as Dr. Green. Dr. Michele Green is an expert injector in NYC with over 25 years of experience providing some of the most discerning men and women from around the globe with what is described as “the best Botox in New York.’ Dr. Green always customizes the treatment approach for her patients based on their individual needs and goals, guaranteeing that they achieve their ideal results safely and effectively.

What are the side effects of Botox injections in the neck?

Although Botox is a safe and effective anti-aging treatment option for the face and neck when injected by a board-certified dermatologist, there are some potential side effects that patients may encounter following their treatment session. Common side effects include mild swelling, redness, and tenderness at injection sites. These side effects typically resolve on their own shortly after treatment. Other mild side effects that may occur following treatment include flu-like symptoms, back pain, neck pain, headache, muscle weakness, dizziness, or trouble swallowing. In rare cases, patients may develop more severe side effects, including allergic reactions to the Botox injection or migration of the toxin to other body areas. Should migration of the toxin occur, patients may experience trouble breathing and trouble swallowing. If patients begin to experience severe side effects after receiving Botox treatment, they should contact their healthcare provider immediately. Patients should always have Botox injections with an experienced board-certified cosmetic dermatologist to ensure their procedure is executed safely and effectively. Dr. Green is an Allergan platinum injector, offering what is described as “the best Botox in New York”.

How much does Botox cost in the neck?

The total cost of Botox injections in the neck area will ultimately depend on several contributing factors. Often, the size and scope of the treatment area, the geographic location of the office in which you are treated, and the type of institution at which you are receiving treatment are factors that may influence the cost of your treatment. When determining how many units are necessary to treat an individual patient, Dr. Green considers the surface area that needs to be treated, the muscles necessary to address in treatment, whether or not there is pain, and the severity of that neck pain. Furthermore, the type of institution where you receive your treatment plays a part in determining the price. A medical spa, for example, may offer less expensive Botox injections compared to the cost of treatment from a board-certified dermatologist. However, the risk of developing more serious side effects can increase if you receive Botox treatment from someone other than a board-certified, expert dermatologist. When you arrive at Dr. Green’s office for your initial consultation, the office will be able to estimate the cost of treatment based on your specific needs and goals.

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Can Botox cause neck pain?

Botox is a treatment that is FDA-approved to relieve chronic neck pain. As such, it does not typically cause patients to experience any further neck pain. If neck pain persists following Botox treatment, be sure to contact your treating physician.

Can Botox help with neck pain?

Yes! Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for painful neck conditions such as cervical dystonia. Cervical dystonia is characterized by painful and uncomfortable neck spasms that result from repeated, involuntary muscle contractions. Botox can freeze the muscles responsible for the contractions, reducing pain from this condition. A board-certified dermatologist should perform Botox injections to ensure the procedure is safe and effective and to guarantee satisfactory results.

Does Botox help turkey neck?

Turkey neck is an unflattering term for the loose, sagging skin that can appear along the neck due to the natural aging process. For those wishing to eliminate the appearance of a turkey neck, a Botox neck lift can help tighten the skin. Still, if there is too much skin laxity in the treatment area, patients may need to combine Botox with a skin-tightening laser, such as Thermage. For some patients, excess loose skin may require a surgical neck lift or facelift to address the lax skin fully. When you consult with board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan for your turkey neck that results in smooth, firm, tight skin that lasts. Dr. Green will refer you to a trusted, experienced plastic surgeon with expertise in neck lift if you are not a good candidate for non-invasive neck lift cosmetic treatment options.

Can Botox help neck wrinkles?

Yes! Botox is the ideal treatment for eliminating dynamic fine lines, wrinkles, or bands on the neck. Botox works by freezing the neck muscles responsible for etching fine lines, wrinkles, and what is known as tech neck – when lines form from looking down at a phone or computer. Relaxing these neck muscles with Botox injections helps reduce the appearance of neck wrinkles and creates an overall more youthful appearance.

Can Botox tighten your neck?

Botox injections, in addition to eliminating the appearance of fine lines and neck bands, can be used strategically to help tighten the skin on the neck. Injecting Botox into specific areas of the neck muscles can prevent downward contraction, tightening the neck skin. However, patients with excess loose skin may need to combine their Botox injections with several other non-invasive treatment methods to achieve their ideal results. Dr. Michele Green in NYC often recommends to her patients that they take advantage of the benefits of Botox in addition to procedures such as Thermage, Vivace, and Fraxel resurfacing lasers to create smooth, tight, firm, and youthful skin.

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How many units of Botox for the neck? How much Botox for neckbands?

Every individual patient presents with their own unique skin needs and goals. The number of units of Botox necessary to treat neck bands on a given patient will vary depending on the size of the patient’s neck and the severity of the dynamic wrinkles they present. When you arrive at Dr. Green’s office for your initial consultation, she will examine the treatment area and be able to determine the units of Botox necessary for effective treatment. On average, Dr. Green will use between 25 and 50 units of Botox for a neck lift.

Can Botox help crepey neck?

Crepey skin occurs when the skin begins to sag, feel thin, and develop fine lines along the surface. The resulting texture is skin that looks like crepe paper. Botox can help eliminate the appearance of fine lines that develop on the skin’s surface and can easily be paired with other non-invasive cosmetic treatments, such as Fraxel laser, to help with the skin’s texture. Dr. Green often refers to Fraxel as the ‘magic eraser’ for its unique ability to target and treat many skin concerns, including uneven skin texture related to wrinkles, fine lines, deep creases, and a crepey skin texture. Fraxel utilizes a fractional laser technology to create controlled, precise micro-injuries in the skin’s dermis. This treatment stimulates the natural wound-healing process of the skin, which leads to the production of new collagen and elastin.

Collagen and elastin are proteins that help provide the skin with firmness and tightness that is associated with a youthful look and feel. This innovative laser resurfacing treatment can improve skin texture and tone by encouraging new collagen production. The Fraxel Dual laser, a treatment offered in Dr. Green’s private dermatology office, is equipped with two distinct wavelength settings, allowing it to target uneven skin tone by using the same device. For patients troubled by the presence of fine lines, wrinkles, neck creases, crepiness, and an uneven skin tone, Dr. Green may recommend a combination approach that incorporates treatment with the Fraxel Dual and Botox injections. Consulting with Dr. Green is the best way to determine if Fraxel treatment is appropriate for your neck rejuvenation treatment plan.

Can Botox help loose neck skin?

Botox injections can be used to improve the overall appearance of loose neck skin. Strategically injecting Botox into the neck area can result in more relaxed neck muscles, limiting downward contraction that contributes to the appearance of loose neck skin. Sometimes, a patient may have too much skin laxity to rely solely on Botox injections for improvement. If a patient is interested in tightening the skin in the neck area, Dr. Green may recommend they are first treated with the innovative Thermage radiofrequency skin tightening procedure. Thermage is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that utilizes radio frequency energy to stimulate the production of new collagen in the skin.

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the skin that contributes to a firm foundation and youthful appearance. As part of the natural aging process, collagen is broken down over time faster than it is created. This gives way to skin laxity and can lead to the appearance of loose neck skin. In addition, the neck area has thinner skin with less collagen compared to other areas of the body and face. Treating the neck area with Thermage allows patients to achieve improved skin elasticity and a firmer, smoother, tighter appearance. Thermage and Botox treatments can easily be incorporated into a given patient’s neck rejuvenation treatment plan, serving as complementary anti-aging treatments for the neck area.

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How long does neck pain last after Botox?

Botox injections are beneficial for a host of medical conditions in addition to their cosmetic use. If you are receiving Botox treatment to mitigate neck pain that results from cervical dystonia, the pain relief is often noticeable in as little as two weeks following your treatment session. In a clinical trial, researchers found that most patients treated for neck pain experience the greatest pain relief six weeks after receiving their Botox treatment. Treatment sessions of Botox injections can be repeated every four to six months to manage the pain associated with the muscle spasms and involuntary contractions caused by cervical dystonia. It is always recommended to consult a board-certified medical professional for your Botox injections, regardless of whether your goals are medical or cosmetic. Working with an experienced and knowledgeable dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, is the best way to ensure that your treatment is safe and effective and produces satisfactory results. Additionally, a healthcare professional will have the expertise to advise if you experience any potential side effects or require subsequent treatment during a follow-up treatment session.

Can you Botox necklines? Does Botox get rid of necklines?

Yes, and yes! Botox can absolutely be injected into both vertical and horizontal necklines to effectively diminish their appearance, resulting in a smoother, more youthful skin texture. Botox injections in the neck area can prove to be a wonderful non-surgical treatment alternative to a traditional plastic surgery neck lift procedure. An expert injector, like Dr. Michele Green in New York City, can inject Botox deliberately to target the neck muscles that are associated with developing the various signs of aging in the neck area. Botox is commonly used to temporarily rid the neck area of necklines, with the cosmetic effects from a treatment session typically lasting between 3-6 months. Patients can elect to engage in maintenance treatment sessions as necessary to keep up their ideal cosmetic effects. A board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Green, should always perform Botox treatments to ensure the procedure is executed safely and effectively, yielding optimal cosmetic results.

Can you use Botox on neck wrinkles?

Absolutely! Botox injections can help relax the neck muscles that contract to create dynamic wrinkles and lines. This relaxation will decrease the downward contraction of these muscles and smooth out the wrinkles and fine lines along the neck, leaving you with more youthful-looking skin.

Will Botox help a saggy neck?

Yes, Botox injections can help with the appearance of a saggy neck. When the neck muscles contract downwards, they can create an appearance of a sagging neck. “Freezing” these muscles with Botox injections will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and tighten the neck skin. Dr. Green may recommend pairing Botox injections with a skin-tightening treatment such as Thermage for patients with more skin laxity. Botox and Thermage are complementary treatment options used together to create a smoother, tighter appearance on the neck with little to no downtime.

Do Botox neck injections hurt?

No! Botox is a quick and painless cosmetic procedure that can easily be performed in just a few minutes, making it easy to schedule a treatment session. Patients being treated with Botox injections for vertical bands or fine lines on the neck do not require any numbing cream or other preparation, as the treatment is fast and comfortable for the patient. However, if a patient is highly sensitive, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the treatment area one hour before their Botox treatment session. Once you arrive at Dr. Green’s private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, the numbing cream will be removed and the skin sterilized for Botox injections.

How many units of Botox for turkey neck?

The number of units of Botox required to diminish the appearance of a turkey neck will vary between patients. Factors that affect the required amount of Botox include the treatment area’s size, the neck muscles’ strength, the severity of skin laxity, and the patient’s aesthetic goals. When you consult with Dr. Green for neck Botox, she will physically evaluate the treatment area to determine how many units of Botox will be needed.

What’s the best treatment for neck wrinkles?

The best treatment option for reducing neck wrinkles will depend on the type and severity of your wrinkles and your aesthetic goals. Botox treatment is a safe and effective way to target dynamic fine lines and wrinkles in the neck area. Some patients may only need Botox injections to improve their wrinkles. In contrast, others may need to combine Botox injections with additional treatments such as Thermage, Kybella, Fraxel, or CoolSculpting to achieve their desired results. Various signs of aging can affect the neck area, each requiring a particular treatment approach to resolve. The easiest way to understand the best treatment option for your neck wrinkles is to consult an expert board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green. Dr. Green is a world-renowned dermatologist with over 25 years of experience providing the best cosmetic treatment options, including Botox injections for neck wrinkles.

Who is a good candidate for a Botox Neck Lift?

For many patients, the appearance of signs of aging on the neck can be a source of great frustration and cause feelings of self-consciousness. It can be a challenge to find just the right anti-aging treatment options for the neck area without the help of an expert. Luckily, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Whether you are struggling with the presence of fine lines and wrinkles, platysmal bands, or skin laxity, Dr. Green has a solution for you that will leave you with smoother, firmer, more youthful skin that lasts.

As a leader in the field of cosmetic dermatology for over 25 years, Dr. Green has helped countless patients from around the globe achieve their ideal aesthetic goals through the use of the best non-invasive cosmetic treatment options, including Botox, dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, microneedling, and more. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will work with you to create a completely customized treatment approach that incorporates the optimal cosmetic procedures and specially formulated skincare products to address your unique needs and achieve your desired results. For her holistic approach and ‘less is more’ philosophy regarding rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Green is consistently voted one of New York’s best physicians by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors. To access more information regarding non-invasive cosmetic treatments, including neck rejuvenation with Botox injections, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Green in NYC, please contact us online today or call 212-535-3088.

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