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Botox sees expanded use in neck banding

Article-Botox sees expanded use in neck banding

New York — Botox, usually associated with treating forehead and brow wrinkles, is increasingly being used to smooth neck wrinkling, reports

Focusing on a number of New York-area dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, the article says that an increasing number of them are using Botox to shrink neck “bands” that result from hypertrophy of the neck’s platysmal muscles, which causes those muscles to become more prominent. Botox injections help relax the muscles, thus shrinking the bands.

The article notes that for more pronounced, “turkey gobbler” neck folds, Botox is being used in combination with a “mini facelift,” with the surgical incision being made around the ear.

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