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Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales
Based in Swindon

Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales 2023, based in Swindon

Platysmal Bands

Platysmal Bands

The neck, much like the face, is a prominent part of our body that can significantly influence our overall appearance. With age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and firmness, leading to the appearance of vertical bands on the neck known as platysmal bands. If these signs of ageing are causing concern, Botox offers a solution. In this post, we will delve into the use of Botox for platysmal bands and how it could potentially restore a youthful look to your neck.

We’ve previously explored the science behind Botox in our article “The Science Behind Botox: How Does it Work?” and delved into its uses, benefits, and risks in “Exploring the Benefits and Risks of Botox“. Now let’s understand how Botox can target the neck area.

Understanding Platysmal Bands

Platysmal bands are vertical lines that run down the front of the neck, starting from the base of the chin. These bands become more noticeable as we age due to the gradual loss of skin elasticity and the thinning of the platysma muscle in the neck.

How Can Botox Help?

Botox, known scientifically as Botulinum Toxin, works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it’s injected. When injected into the platysma muscle, it relaxes these bands and smoothens the neck skin.
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The Botox Procedure for Platysmal Bands

The procedure involves injecting small amounts of Botulinum toxin directly into the platysma muscle along the length of the bands. The treatment is quick, typically taking less than 30 minutes, and does not require any downtime.

Expectations and Results

Patients usually begin to see improvement within a few days of treatment, with maximum results visible around two weeks after the procedure. As we’ve highlighted in our article “How Long Does Botox Last?“, the effects of Botox typically last between three to six months, although regular treatments can extend this duration.

Rediscover Confidence and Poise

Ageing gracefully doesn’t mean having to live with unwanted lines and wrinkles. Botox treatments for platysmal bands offer a non-surgical solution to help you maintain a youthful, smooth neck. Botox treatments are a journey, not a destination. With each treatment, you will see subtle yet impactful changes that can restore your confidence and leave you feeling rejuvenated. If you’re contemplating Botox treatments, why not book a consultation with our experienced team? Let us guide you on your journey to rediscovering your confidence.
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Anna receives the HIGHLY COMMENDED for BTX (Botox) Challenging Case Award from the International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics

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Janet MehrezJanet Mehrez
20:50 15 Mar 23
I went for my first appointment with Anna nervous and not knowing what to expect. All the staff were friendly and professional, putting me at ease. Anna takes time to explain all the treatments available and listens to you, asking what you would like to achieve. It is a journey and she looks after you every step of the way.I am so happy with the treatments we decided on. Very subtle, boosting my confidence, my skin looks amazing. I can't stop looking in the mirror.A big thank you to Anna and her staff. An amazing experience from the very beginning.
Kerri LewisKerri Lewis
15:08 25 Jan 23
Dr Anna has changed my life, my confidence has been restored all thanks to her amazing work!The advice and guidance I received from herself and her team is invaluable, (particularly Kelly who went above and beyond to make me feel at ease each time I attended the clinic)The support and service I’ve received really is second to none. The clinic is immaculate and is also gorgeously furnished.I would very highly recommend Anna Medical Aesthetics to anyone looking to have an aesthetic procedure and rest assured it’s in the most professional of settings.Anna is very highly qualified, knows what she is talking about and has made me feel at ease during this entire process. I can quite confidently say I would never go anywhere else for advice or treatment!Thanks to Anna and her wonderful team!
Liss DLiss D
13:12 13 Nov 22
I have been seeing Anna for quite a few years for various facial procedures and the transformation from when we first met to now is incredible! This is all thanks to the amazingly talented Anna, who is a true professional, providing honest advice and guidance to get the best, natural looking results. I trust Anna implicitly and this, along with Anna’s wonderful team, is the reason I wouldn’t go anywhere else for help to age gracefully 😉 Thank you all for doing such an amazing job!
Katerina LeonidaKaterina Leonida
09:28 28 Sep 22
Went to Anna to get my skin ready for my wedding. I have had wonderful hydro facials, skin pen with Erica who has helped reduce pigmentation from scaring on my skin. My skin feels so smooth and looks amazing without make up. I also had a tear trough treatment with Anna. She promised me I wouldn't feel any to very little pain, and she was right. It was comfortable, and the end result looks natural. Everyone at Anna Medical Aesthetics are understanding, approachable and honest. I feel these are such great qualities to have that I will be returning for more facials and any future treatments. Thank you ladies
Michelle WMichelle W
09:19 19 Jul 22
I’m a new client with Anna Medical Aesthetics. After some research and reading lots of reviews I went to the clinic.I couldn’t have been more delighted with Anna, and her great team Kelly, and Erica.Anna is very knowledgeable and extremely patient, for many reasons I had to go back a few times. She was incredible kind.I would highly recommend this five-star clinic to anyone considering facial aesthetics.I look forward to returning in September!
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