After seeing my neck in a few selfies, I was concerned about the fine lines I was beginning to notice. Little horizontal creases, etching their way into my neck and threatening to become permanent if I didn't act fast! I decided it was time to get these little lines gone. My schedule is super busy, so I thought the simplest way would be to inject Botox into my "platysma" muscles. Botox is not just strictly for your "11's", or crow's feet. A little-known technique is also using Botox to paralyze neck muscles, and smooth out fine lines. It can significantly improve the long vertical bands in the neck that appear like guitar strings under the skin (caused by the overuse of the platysma neck muscle), since it reduces activity of the muscle and reduces the look of a thicker neck.
I felt my neck tightening up about 2 weeks after the procedure, and I love how smooth and tight my skin is. This was a super simple procedure, and I had no down time after the injection. There are other ways to help with neck lines depending on how deep or prominent the wrinkles are, including dermal fillers, lasers, and surgical lifts.
Dr. Cindy N. Berthelot, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist treating patients in the greater Houston community, including Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, Pasadena, Deer Park, Dickinson, Pearland, Alvin, Seabrook, Kemah, Webster, Galveston, Texas City, La Marque, and Santa Fe, Texas. To make an appointment with Dr. Berthelot, please contact us at 281.480.7272.