Sale and Altrincham Messenger 4 July 2013
THE NECK…..prone to signs of ageing
This is a broad sheet of muscle running from the chest and shoulders up the front of and to the sides of the neck. This, along with gravity, applies a downward pull on the skin of the neck, causing horizontal lines to develop over time. Botox blocks the neurotransmitters that stimulate the muscle, causing it to relax and eliminating some of this downward pull. It is this same muscle which can also cause vertical folds of skin to develop, resulting in the unkindly named ‘turkey bands’, though the appearance of these bands (or cords) can also be greatly reduced by Botox to the area. The beneficial effects of treatment would typically be seen within five to nine days.
For more severe cases of wrinkles to the neck, surgery is an option. However, in my experience non-surgical alternatives are extremely effective, and therefore my advice would be to undergo a thorough assessment to find a treatment that’s right for you.