When you hear people talking about neck bands, they are referring to loose skin around the neck that shows up as we age.
It's caused by the combination of loose skin on your face and neck, loose muscles in the same area, and the loss of volume in your face. These 3 things culminate as you age and can cause neck bands.
Where do neck bands come from?
The two contributing factor are loss of collagen/elastin in the skin and the loosening of your platysma muscle.
This muscle is found under your skin in your jaw area. This thin layer of muscle extends all the way from your upper chest, collar bone, and jaw. It controls the movement in your neck and the corners of your mouth.
As you age, the left and right sides of that muscle can separate and create vertical cords in the anterior neck.
This results in sagging skin on the neck area, which can age your appearance dramatically. As you age, people talk about weight gain, hair loss, wrinkles and lines. Not too many people know about neck bands. Until they have them.
Treatments usually involve several shots given into the platysma bands to completely relax them. It takes roughly 10 minutes in total, with no downtime.
The best candidates for are women and men in their 40s to 60s.
Nerve blocker treatments should be repeated at 3 to 4 month intervals.
Pellevé and Accent radio frequency treatments can be quite effective at reducing neck bands. Several sessions are required. They take about an hour. You feel only heat as the radio waves are applied, and there is no downtime.
Sometimes the degree of loosening is too much for simple treatments to be effective. Surgery may be necessary. We can refer you to the appropriate physician.
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help you with your neck bands today. You can contact us by calling 905.853.3200 or you can click here to book an appointment.