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Neck Bands

Recommended Treatments For Neck Bands
Name Description Cost
Botox Because neck bands are caused in part by overactive platysma muscles, you can reduce neck bands by injecting the platysma with the muscle relaxing toxin, Botox. Between 25 and 50 units of...more Neck band treatment needs 25 and 50 units of Botox, so it should cost about $500 to $1,000.
Dysport Dysport is a muscle relaxing toxin that can be used to treat neck bands. Dysport is injected along the platysma, reducing neck bands by disabling the affected muscle. Neck bands take two to...more Price ranges for Dysport treatment of neck bands are slightly less than for Botox - expect...more
Nefertiti Lift The Nefertiti Lift is named after the ancient Egyptian queen known for having a flawless jaw line. The technique involves injecting two to three units of Botox beneath the jaw line and 15 to...more Also known as a “mini lift,” the Nefertiti Lift costs between $500 and $1,500 and lasts...more

Surgery For Neck Bands Surgery may be the only option for treating neck bands in individuals with loose neck skin and excess skin fat.
Name Description Cost
Neck lift (platysmaplasty) The neck lift (platysmaplasty) surgical procedure removes a portion of the platysma muscle to reduce neck bands. Platysmaplasty is completed through an incision made under the chin, behind...more Platysmaplasty surgery costs $2,000 - $4,000.

Treatments Not Recommended
Name Description
Chemical peels Even the strongest of chemical peels won’t strip away the vertical strips that run down your neck. Chemical peels remove layers of skin - not the muscles below, which is what cause neck bands to begin with.
Dermal fillers Neck bands are manifestations of a drooping platysma muscle, and dermal fillers cannot be used to correct muscles. Because the neck is constantly in motion, fillers will not remain in place in the platysmal region.

Treatment options: Platysmal bands can be treated with Botox or Dysport. The needle is inserted directly into the muscle at four centimeter intervals, delivering a sum of 25 to 30 units of the injectable to the muscle. The relaxed neck muscles are no longer able to create unwanted neck bands (until the Dysport or Botox wears off, that is.)

The plastyma is a delicate feature, though, and complications like dyspaghia (difficulty swallowing) and dyspohonia (voice impairment) can occur.

Surgical treatments: For a price ranging bewteen $5,000 and $8,000, you can opt for cervicoplasty or platysmaplasty, more invasive means to reduce neck bands.

Cervicoplasty removes excess skin from the neck and pulls the remaining skin tighter. Platysmaplasty eliminates neck bands by removing or tightening a portion of the platysma, extracting a portion of the muscle and realigning what's left. Both of these surgeries are completed through an incision made under the chin, behind the ears, or both.