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Treatment options: Platysmal bands can be treated with Botox. 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 plastyma is a delicate feature, though, and complications like dyspaghia (difficulty swallowing) and dyspohonia (voice impairment) can occur.

Surgical treatments: If you can shell out between $5,000 and $8,000, then cervicoplasty and platysmaplasty are more invasive means to reduce neck bands. Cervicoplasty removes excess skin from the neck and pulls the remaining skin tighter. Platysmaplasty eliminates a banded neck 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.