Double Board Certified
Plastic Surgeon

Prevent Neck Bands (Platysmal Bands)

"Trott's Thoughts" on prophylactic botox to prevent neck bands.

Transcription

Speaker 1: Hey everyone, I'm here to talk about a very interesting article that just came up in our journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which is like the Bible for board-certified plastic surgeons. This article talked about neck bands, which are these things that stick out, which is the platysma muscle banding over time, and that can be treated with BOTOX, and eventually a neck lift.

However, this article is suggesting that these bands that form are actually caused by the movement of the muscle, and then the skin follows, not that the skin sags and the muscle follows the skin. So, it's possible that prophylactic BOTOX of the neck could save you a neck lift. Just saying.