I’m having a problem with visible bands on my neck.

I had a neck lift 5 years ago, bands tightened too. One side still has some loose skin under my chin, (he did not pull it tight enough on my bad side) the surgeons response was I will fix it when you get a face lift. Well I am 50 and still do not need one. what can I do to tighten this small piece of skin under my chin on one side. I am tired of waiting and looking at it.

It sounds to me like you’re talking about a platysmal band(s) which are the vertical bands running from the chin down onto the neck????  If so, consider having your dermatologist inject a little Botox into the band.  I know it’s counter intuitive but the Botox will often cause the band to relax and pop back up into it’s proper position.  It’s worth a try since it’s the least invasive option.  Dr. I

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