Botox treatment in Singapore has been proven safe and effective in reducing the effects of aging on the neck area. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause lines and bands to develop.
Best of all, Botox injections do not require surgery or a long recovery. In fact, you can return to your normal activities directly after your appointment.
Learn more about Botox and how it can be used to relax neck bands and wrinkles.
What Exactly Is Botox?
Botox is a brand name for Botulinum toxin, a highly purified protein which is injected in very small doses to reduce and eliminate wrinkles.
Previously, US FDA has approved Botox since the 1980s to be used to treat certain medical conditions such as eye muscle problems and muscle spasms.
It’s effectiveness in reducing wrinkles was discovered more recently where patients receiving Botox for a lazy eye were also found to have fewer wrinkles. Botox was then cleared by the FDA to treat the frown lines in the year 2002.
Since then, doctors have been using Botox as a safe wrinkle treatment that can be used to treat the lines on the face and even the neck area.
What Causes Neck Bands and Wrinkles?
As we age, the dermis gradually loses elastin and collagen. The layer of fat under the skin known as the subcutaneous layer also starts to deplete over time. As the skin becomes thinner, less moisture reaches the epidermis, causing it to sag and form wrinkles.
Neck bands have another cause altogether. Known as platysma band, the thin layer of muscle has the sole function of maintaining the contour of the neck area by sharpening the neck angle below the chin.
This group of muscles that hold the neck and jawline can separate during the normal aging process. This can result in a sagging jawline and a drooping chin, as well as the loose skin on the neck area that form vertical bands.
How Does Botox Work for the Neck?
Today, Botox is commonly used as a wrinkle treatment in Singapore. When injected into the treated area, Botox temporarily block the signals that go from the nerves to the muscles. This causes the muscles to no longer contract, forcing wrinkles to relax and soften.
Injecting Botox into these neck bands can also relax the bands enough that they will lie down, rather than protrude outward. The number of units (dosage) will depend on the strength of your muscles and whether the bands are visible all the way down on the neck.
It takes an average of at least one to two weeks following the procedure to see the full effects.
Avoid alcohol for at least a week prior to the procedure and stop taking any anti-inflammatory medications at least two weeks before the treatment to minimize bruising.
Contact the Cutis Laser Clinics
When injected into the neck, Botox can relax the muscles causing wrinkles and neck bands for a more youthful look. Most patients find Botox to be only slightly uncomfortable similar to tiny ant bites that lasts only a few seconds. Numbing creams can also be applied to make the treatment more comfortable.
To maintain the results, you will need to undergo regular treatments of at least one Botox treatment every three to four months. Be sure to only have Botox injected by a trained and certified aesthetic doctor, such as our Harvard-trained Dr. Sylvia Ramirez.
Learn more about Botox and its effect on neck bands and wrinkles by calling the Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today.