Define Jawline and Lift Saggy Neck with Botox
Botulinum toxin is most commonly used to soften appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily relaxing facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form.
Since botulinum toxin is an effective treatment to temporarily weaken muscles, it can also be used on the muscles of the neck that reduce the outline of the jawline.
How does botulinum toxin treat saggy neck?
By relaxing the muscles in the neck (the platysma) which pulls the skin downwards, botulinum toxin can be used to lift the neck and lower face to tighten the skin and subtly changing the shape of the jaw and neck, giving the appearance of a more V-shaped and defined jawline. If administered correctly, your neck lines and wrinkles will also go away.
What is the downtime of this treatment?
Micro-injections will be administered on different areas of the neck and lower face. You can expect some redness and swelling at the site of the injection. However, these side effects should subside in a matter of hours and you can resume your daily activities.
How often do I have to repeat this treatment?
Just like treating wrinkles, this treatment should last between 3 and 6 months. Repeating the treatment regularly will ensure better, longer-lasting results.
Ultherapy vs Botox – Which is better for neck lifting?
Other than using botulinum toxin, there are other options to tighten and lift saggy neck as well.
Ultherapy, or high-intensity focused ultrasound, is a more popular treatment that targets deep levels of the dermis by heating up the skin to kickstart collagen production. By doing so, the body goes into repair mode after the treatment, causing it to stimulate collagen growth over the next few months. You will notice gradual improvement and tightening of the neck after 3 to 6 months.
Although results of Botox neck treatment can be seen after 1 week, it will last for only up to 6 months.
- Achieve more defined jawline with smoother neck
- Get a more V-shaped face
- Reduce appearance of saggy, turkey neck
- Improve appearance of jowls
- Soften neck lines and wrinkles
Those with a sagging lower face and wish to attain a more V-shaped and defined jawline.