It's the real giveaway of a woman's age. The deep lines and sagging skin that develop on the neck are difficult to conceal. Over time, the bands of platysma in the lower face can pull skin downwards, which exaggerates the jowls. If you have rings round your neck and the vertical muscles on either side of your throat are look like long pieces of string, then Botox® could be the treatment for you.
The platysma muscle in the neck plays a direct role in the appearance of ageing. Its position and thickness can determine how and when different individuals will show signs of aging. Over the course of time, the thick vertical platysmal bands often become visible, running in a V-shape from the top portion of the neck to the base. This is where the term "turkey neck" comes from.
Surgically, it is impossible to 'lift' the neck without a facelift, which costs up to £8,000 and can be extremely painful. However, Botox® has recently been applied to the neck area, and there are now a handful of other instant rejuvenating treatments such as Dermaroller® combined with skin hydrating boosting injections for the décolletage area (the area that is exposed by the neckline of female clothing).
When Botox® is injected into the tight platysma muscles of the neck ( which are the vertical strip of muscles that stand out from your neck when you grimace), the injections releases the tension caused by talking, eating and smiling, and stops the neck looking scraggy, both vertically and along the horizontal 'bracelet' lines.
Julie will use a small syringe with a very fine needle and inject the muscles on either side of the jaw. It is quite painless and takes about 15 minutes. After about 5-8 days the horizontal lines on your neck will be smoother, your jaw will feel firmer and look more youthful. The effects can last from three to four months, depending on your metabolism.
Julie advises sunscreen factor 30-50 if you don’t want your neck to look older than your face, this is a preventative measure against ageing and skin cancer."
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