Neck (Platysmal) Bands

The platysmal muscle of the front of the neck, constantly pulls downwards and can lead to development of jowls or horizontal “necklace lines”. This can also give rise to prominent cords appearing vertically down the neck from the jaw and chin.

In selected patients, administration of BTX-A to these bands can give the visual effect of a mini-lift avoiding the need for surgery. This is combined with treatment to the underside of the jaw, thus improving the definition of the jawline. This procedure is often referred to as the “Nefertiti Lift”. Egyptian artefacts show Queen Nerfertiti as having a perfect jawline and the term was thus coined in her name.

It may be beneficial to combine this with some volumising filler along the jawline, to help restore lost volume and thus support to the skin.

Treatments Available

BTX-A (Anti Wrinkle Injections)

Botulinum Toxin-A (e.g. Botox or Bocouture/Xeomin) remains the number one anti-ageing treatment, primarily used for PREVENTION & TREATMENT of lines & wrinkles. We aim to give you a natural result; we do not support the frozen look. We also use this for other concerns eg armpit sweating, teeth grinding/TMJ pain and migraine. A safe and effective product used by millions of patients. In our experience, “Botox” is still very misunderstood, even amongst patients who have been having it for some years. We often hear in consultation that “no-one has ever told me that when I have had Botox before!” Let us introduce you to a truly expert approach to this popular treatment.

Botulinum Toxin A is available in a number of different brands. We offer two of the leading brands Botox and Bocouture, at the same price. A number of high quality, double-blind, randomised, controlled, split-face trials have shown that effectiveness and duration of effect are equal with these 2 brands. However, with a heavy emphasis on practising evidence-based medicine, our strong belief is that Bocouture (also known as Xeomin) is now the Gold Standard product to use. The main reason is that it is the only brand which does NOT contain complexing proteins. These proteins can be responsible for the immune system mounting a response that produces antibodies, rendering the treatment ineffective. Bocouture and Xeomin are made by Merz Pharma and identical products. Xeomin was the original brand name used since 2008. When it gained its cosmetic licence in 2010, it was launched under the brand name of Bocouture. In the USA, the brand name Xeomin tends to be heard of more but as stated, the products are absolutely identical and our favoured choice for our patients.

Benefits of Bocouture:

  • Vegan-friendly
  • Free of complexing proteins
  • Stored at room temperature so no need for environmentally UNFRIENDLY packaging – eg: polystyrene and ice packs
  • Free of human-derived products
  • Licensed for use in all 3 areas of the upper face



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Neck (Platysmal) Bands FAQs

How does the Platysmal band injection work?

It works by injecting botox into the area and blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles in the neck. The muscles then relax and can’t contract also causing the lines to relax. They then begin to soften giving you a younger-looking complexion.


What does the treatment involve?

You will be treated with genuine Botox or Bocouture which is why you can expect the best results that last longer. The product is then injected into the platysmal muscle using a very fine needle. There is no requirement for numbing creams or anaesthetic. After every appointment, we like to see our patients after for a three-week review.

Who should have the Platysmal band treatment?

For a patient who has slightly loosened skin in the area and wants to have a smoother, tighter-looking neck.

What results can I expect?

During the treatment, multiple botox injections are made along each platysmal band. This treatment is quick and easy and great for someone who wants an enhancement without the downtime. Within a few days, you will notice the visible effects of the botox and start to notice a smoother, younger looking neck.