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Exploring Botox as a Treatment Option for Platysmal Bands

Updated: April 10, 2023
By: Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren Siso, LE, ALP

Lauren is the proud owner of ELLEMES Medical Spa with over a decade of experience in the Atlanta, GA area. She is recognized for her outstanding work with accolades such as Best Esthetician in Atlanta by Jezebel Magazine and Best Aesthetic Influencer by Dermascope Magazine.

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At ELLEMES Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA, we believe that everyone deserves to look the best they can, and one of the ways we can help you do that is through the use of Botox treatments. There are a lot of questions out there about what Botox can do, and one of the most common questions we hear is ‘can Botox treat platysmal bands?’ In this blog post, I’m going to discuss the details of this question and answer it definitively.

The Basics of Botox

Before we dive into the specifics of platysmal bands, let’s look at Botox in general. Botox is a type of botulinum toxin that is injected into the face to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in your face, which can help reduce wrinkles. Botox also can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as excessive sweating, migraine headaches, and muscle spasms.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that are sent to the muscles in your face. When the muscles don’t receive signals, they don’t contract and relax, and the wrinkles they cause are minimized or eliminated. The effects of Botox can last anywhere from three to six months, depending on your individual physiology and the amount of Botox used.

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What Are Platysmal Bands?

Platysmal bands are cords of muscle that run from the middle of the neck down towards the collarbones. They are caused by a combination of genetics and muscle contraction from aging. As we age, our platysmal bands become more pronounced and can create a turkey-neck appearance.

Can Botox Treat Platysmal Bands?

The answer to this question is yes–Botox can be used to treat platysmal bands. Botox can be injected into the platysmal bands to relax the muscles and reduce their appearance. This can help create a more youthful, smoother appearance to the neck. Botox can also be used to treat “bunny lines”, which are caused by the same muscles that form platysmal bands.

Benefits of Botox for Platysmal Bands

There are several benefits to using Botox to treat platysmal bands. The first is that it is a non-surgical treatment, meaning there is no downtime or recovery period. Additionally, Botox treatments are relatively quick and easy, taking only a few minutes to complete. Results are also visible relatively quickly, with most people seeing results within a few days. Botox is also a great option for those who don’t want to undergo surgery or other more invasive treatments.

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Potential Side Effects of Botox for Platysmal Bands

As with any treatment, there are some potential side effects associated with Botox. The most common side effect is mild bruising or redness at the injection site. Additionally, some people may experience headaches or drooping eyelids. However, these side effects are usually mild and go away after a few days.


Botox can be a great treatment option for those looking to reduce the appearance of platysmal bands. It is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that has minimal side effects and requires no downtime or recovery. At ELLEMES Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA, we are proud to offer Botox treatments to help you achieve the look you desire. If you have any questions about Botox or any of our other services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you look and feel your best.

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa