I recently heard of something called a Botox neck lift. What kind of results could I expect from this compared to a traditional surgical necklift?
A Botox neck lift involves injecting Botox into the neck cords or bands that develop with age. Contrary to popular belief, the facial and neck muscles strengthen with age creating unwanted frowns, crow’s feet and neck banding. If patients would like more permanent results, a neck lift with cutting and suturing of these bands is performed, often along with a lower face lift. In some cases, Botox neck band injection can be used as an adjuvant treatment to less invasive procedures such as SmartLipo of the neck where fatty deposits are melted and suctioned out by a laser with skin tightening. The overly active neck bands often become more visible as the fatty deposits often mask and cover up these bands. Patients are told post operatively, that they will benefit from neck band Botox injections giving them a more dramatic result until the point in time that they decide to undergo a full neck lift.