How Does Neck Botox Work?
The use of Botox in the treatment of neck pain is quite common. It has been around since at least 1998, but there are very few medical providers who still offer this type of cosmetic procedure. This is because Botox is a chemical substance and as such, can only be administered by a medical provider. The substance itself is injected into the area that is being affected by the neck pain in order to block the nerve that controls the movement of the neck muscles. There are certain risks involved with any medical procedure, and Botox is no different.
Side effect of botox treatment
One of the main concerns of many people is that their reaction to the Botox will be one that they don’t like. While some people find it to be relatively mild, others become extremely allergic to the substance. In some cases, neck Botox treatment can cause the skin of the patient to crack, wrinkle, or have a sagging skin texture. It is important to remember that any of these effects could be more severe than just general facial wrinkling, so if you notice these symptoms occurring it is best to contact your doctor immediately.
Another side effect that occurs from neck botox is excessive dryness of the skin. Many patients report a sensation that they have either never had before or that comes from having their skin contract during the procedure. If this occurs it is important to note that it is temporary and that once the swelling goes down, the dryness should also go away. If it doesn’t, your doctor may be able to assist you in moisturizing your skin prior to receiving a neck lift.
One of the primary reasons why Botox is used for neck lines is to reduce the appearance of aging. Wrinkles begin to appear in middle age and, because of the way that the neck wrinkles, it is much more difficult to disguise. By putting a substance in your jawline that helps to tighten the muscles, aging will begin to take on a more natural look, as will sagging skin. While injections have become quite safe and effective over the last decade or so, you should still consult with your doctor before starting any type of neck treatment.
How Does Neck Botox Work?
There are a few different methods of injecting Botox into the neck, but most commonly the doctor will put the substance underneath your muscles using small tubes that he or she lifts when the medication is injected. Once in place, the fluid is then squeezed and moved over muscle groups, creating the tightening effect that can be seen throughout many of today’s popular beauty products. The most popular tube style is the Size 4, which is often used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, chin, and cheeks. These small bands are then used in conjunction with the other injectable fillers available to target specific areas. Popular options include the alpha-hydroxy, beta-methacrylate, and gamma-hydroxy acids to name a few.
Alpha-hydroxy acids are typically mixed with a solution that solidifies the fat as it is being injected, and this solidifies the collagen and elastin proteins in your muscles. This gives the muscles added firmness and thickness, as well as giving the deep wrinkles around the mouth and chin area a bit of spring back to them. This option has also proven to be somewhat effective in helping to reverse the sagging skin that occurs with aging, even though it does not help to eliminate the actual wrinkles themselves. Popular fillers used in conjunction with these are cortisone injections, which work to reduce the amount of protein that is being produced, and hyaluronic acid, which help to increase new cell production to replenish the collagen and elastin that are being lost as we age.
Many people opt for a more long term solution with neck lifting surgery. This procedure, which is often called a necklift, involves the surgeon creating a new hole in the skin through which the Botox injections will be injected. Once this is done, the neck will be lifted back up and the excess skin and muscle tissue will be smoothed out. This type of procedure is considered more permanent than the alternative option of using Botox, because it does not require repetition of the process.
Either option is an effective way to address the sagging neck skin, but there are more benefits that can be found by opting for one rather than the other. If you are suffering from excessive wrinkling and aging neck skin, you might want to think about botox. However, if you have sagging neck skin due to the natural aging process, then neck lift surgery may be the best option for you.