The platysma is the largest muscle in terms of area in the head and neck. Activation of the platysma results in horizontal necklace lines at rest and multiple vertical lines during activation. Repeated activation of this muscle results in a larger appearance of the neck, with anterior and lateral ‘jowls’.
Proper placement of botulinum toxin (Botox® & Dysport®) reduces the jowls, necklace lines, vertical bands, and width of the neck.
Platysma botulinum toxin treatment is often followed by microneedling to firm up the tissue and reduce neck width.
The platysma is an ‘opener’ muscle of the lower jaw, and can be one of the muscles involved in tempormandibular joint disorders (TMD). The platysma can be therapeutically injected with botulinum toxin to decrease TMD ache and pain.
Call us at 604-943-3343 to learn more about therapeutic treatments with botulinum toxin or book an appointment.