As we age, the platysma neck muscle may become more lax or more hypertrophic (enlarged). When this happens, vertical ridges or bands may become more pronounced when the muscle is contracted. Botox may be used to relax the platysma muscle and diminish the appearance of the bands.
What happens during the treatment?
During treatment, the doctor will typically ask the patient to contract the neck muscle and then place Botox along the ridges of the muscle in small quantities.