The first signs of aging are often visible on the neck. Platysmal bands are are two muscles located on the sides of the neck that run vertically. These bands can weaken and sag with age, creating the skin to droop.
Along with aging, genetics and exercise can play a role in how prominent your platysmal bands become. During exercise or weight lifting, tensing of the muscles in the neck can occur, which over time can lead to more visible platysmal bands.
Treating these bands with tox (Botulinum toxin), can help relax these muscles, creating a smoother looking neck. Keeping a consistent schedule with tox treatments, every 3-4 months, helps with keeping the neck area looking youthful.