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Does Botox work for neck sagging? Expert dermatologists reveal

by | Mar 11, 2024 | Botox, Cosmetic Dermatology

Neck sagging can be a frustrating issue to deal with, and while various skin care products can help revitalize the skin, some individuals may be looking for a more effective solution. As you age, the skin on your neck begins to sag, becoming loose and crepey. While this is natural, it can be challenging to counteract without cosmetic treatments. Many people turn to invasive surgical procedures, but there is an alternative for early signs of aging.

Botox® is a non-surgical treatment option that has been shown to effectively reduce the appearance of mildly sagging skin on the neck.

Laser Skin & Surgery Center of New York is a state-of-the-art facility with an incredible team of board-certified dermatologists working to create innovative solutions to skin concerns like sagging skin.

What is neck Botox?

Botox tightens sagging skin around the neck by relaxing the muscles that can cause the skin to fold, effectively reducing horizontal neck bands. It blocks nerve signals to targeted muscles, which in turn relaxes them and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. With Botox in the neck muscles, you can achieve a smoother, more youthful-looking neck without invasive surgeries or a prolonged recovery. Neck Botox is a safe and effective treatment option that can provide long-lasting results for mild neck sagging.

The neck is a complex body part composed of numerous muscles, tendons, and ligaments that work in unison to support and move the head. With age, the skin can thin and lose elasticity, developing wrinkles, sagging, and neck bands. Botox targets the specific muscles responsible for neck sagging to provide a significant improvement.


Neck Botox vs. Other Neck Tightening Treatments


If you feel self-conscious about sagging skin or having a “turkey neck,” Botox offers a quick, noncommittal solution compared to other treatments. While surgical procedures, like neck lifts, can provide dramatic and long-lasting results, they often require significant downtime. Other non-surgical options, like radiofrequency skin tightening, often require more than one treatment.

By selectively targeting and relaxing specific muscles, Botox can provide a natural-looking, subtle improvement to sagging skin on the neck quickly. Other neck tightening treatments include:


  • Dermal fillers add volume to the neck, smoothing out lines and wrinkles and providing a subtle lift. While Botox injections target the underlying muscles responsible for sagging, fillers work by plumping up the skin and supporting sagging skin for a tighter appearance.
  • Sofwave is a non-invasive treatment utilizing sound waves to stimulate collagen production, leading to a firmer and smoother appearance. The device heats the tissue at optimal levels, bypassing the outer layer of the skin.
  • Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to increase collagen production and constrict tissue for tighter neck skin.
  • Genius combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten skin.
  • Fraxel® laser treatments use a fractional laser to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and encouraging collagen and elastin production.
  • A neck lift is a surgical procedure that removes skin and fat while tightening the underlying muscles to provide a more defined and youthful contour to the neck and jawline. While Botox can provide a subtle improvement, a neck lift can provide more dynamic results, taking years off an appearance.

Neck Botox can be used in conjunction with other non-surgical procedures to maximize results. For instance, pairing Botox with dermal fillers or Sofwave can deliver an even greater improvement in the appearance of neck sagging and wrinkles. A combined approach can also help address different aspects of skin aging, such as loss of volume and skin laxity. Ultimately, by working with a skilled dermatologist to create a personalized treatment plan, you can achieve a more youthful, revitalized, and confident appearance.

What to expect during your neck Botox appointment

After discussing your goals with your board-certified dermatologist and determining that Botox for the neck is the right treatment option, the procedure takes a few minutes. Your dermatologist will use a fine needle to inject the medication into specific muscles in your neck. You may experience discomfort during the injections, but most patients find the procedure tolerable. It is normal to experience minimal swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site, but side effects should subside quickly.

Schedule your neck Botox injections in New York

Laser Skin & Surgery Center of New York is equipped with more than 100 lasers and devices to help patients reach their aesthetic goals. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about neck Botox for sagging skin.

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