I learned something remarkable the other day. I learned that Botox is being used to get rid of the strong vertical lines which appear on our necks as we age and that the procedure really works!
These muscles in our neck are called platysma muscles and as we get older a downward pull creates vertical fibrous bands. I know what these bands look like because I see them in the mirror every day. I didn’t even know these were muscles or that anything could be done about the way they age us.
Apparently neither did Nora Ephron who wrote the book (which is still on the NY Times Bestseller list) “I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.” But thanks to the artistry of Dr. Richard Foxx at the Medical and Skin Spa at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa (and his willingness to point out fixable flaws) Nora and I don’t need to feel bad about our necks any longer. Presto…with a series of very small injections along the lines of these cords, they become totally relaxed the next day.