What Causes Bands on the Neck?

Platysmal bands, commonly known as “neck bands,” refer to the vertical lines on the neck that often become more prominent as you get older. These creases develop due to reduced skin elasticity in the neck combined with a weakening of the platysma muscle, causing the superficial layer of musculature to protrude through the skin. Genetics also play a role in the formation of platysmal neck bands and some patients may develop them sooner than others. Fortunately, bands on the neck can be treated with a range of aesthetic procedures, including:

The best treatment for each person’s needs depends on the quality of their skin and the extent of their concerns. Dr. Goldberg, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Westchester, creates a personalized treatment plan tailored to improve platysmal bands on the neck and address other signs of aging. In many cases, this surgical facial rejuvenation allows a patient to look up to ten years younger than their actual age.

Dr. Neal Goldberg can discuss surgical and non-surgical treatments to smooth platysmal neck bands and help you improve skin laxity in the lower face. Visit our NYC-area office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg, or to speak with a friendly member of our team.