Photodamage to the skin, loss of collagen and elastin, as well as laxity of the
neck muscle can contribute to formation of horizontal wrinkles and lines, known
as necklace lines. These lines may be treated with BOTOX®.
It is common for a medical practitioner to have a patient come in a couple weeks
after treatment, in order to augment the treatment with a second BOTOX®
While it may take a greater amount of BOTOX® to treat necklace lines
than most facial areas, the results may last longer than is typical with other cosmetic
BOTOX® treatments because of less muscle movement on the neck.
If a patient is diligent in returning for repeat treatments as soon as the effects
of the BOTOX® treatment subsides, over time, the etching of the lines
may be diminished or eliminated.
In addition to BOTOX®, some medical practitioners may use a soft
dermal filler, such as Juvederm® or Restylane®, placed
immediately underneath each line.
As we age, the platysma neck muscle may become more lax or more enlarged. When this
happens, vertical bands may become more pronounced when the
muscle is contracted. BOTOX®
may be used to relax the muscle and diminish the appearance of the bands.
When selecting a medical practitioner for the procedures mentioned above, it is
important to select a medical practitioner with a depth of experience with each
particular technique for optimal results and safety.