June 6, 2023 Tags: Botox
In a recent snippet from an upcoming episode of The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian mentions that she has received Botox treatments in her neck. Though quiet about many of her treatments, the star’s slip has caught the curiosity of many.
Botox injections target specific muscles responsible for causing wrinkles, such as those associated with facial expressions like frowning or squinting. However, Botox injections aren’t only limited to the face in order to prevent wrinkles. Botox can also be injected into the neck muscles to smooth neck rings and fine lines, and prevent the dreaded “turkey neck.” This process involves injection into the vertical neck bands, also called platysmal bands. New Beauty explains this in a recent article, reporting that “ . . . the bands are caused by the platysma muscle, which can become stretched out and droop with age . . . Botox prevents the platysma from contracting, thereby smoothing the bands and the neck.”
This treatment is typically referred to as Botox One, a more restorative use of Botox (not to be confused with Botox Cosmetic which is purely superficial). This treatment has been approved by the FDA, and is frequently used by doctors to treat cervical dystonia, a condition that causes involuntary neck spasms in adults. Botox neck injections have been practiced for “more than a decade . . . It’s not really brand-new, but it is being talked about in the media again,” reports New Beauty.
For neck injections, the ideal candidate does not have significant neck sagging, as the muscle bands need to still have strength. To find out more about Botox injections, contact Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with one of our industry-leading practitioners. We’ll help you find the treatment right for you to achieve the goals you’ve always desired.