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Can sternohyoid muscles (neck area) be treated and relaxed by botox injections?


Maybe because my skin is very thin the sternohyoid muscles ( ) on my neck become very prominent when I speak: they are like two sharp vertical lines in the middle of my neck. I know that the platysma can be relaxed by botox injections but I'm unsure if botox can be injected in these bands as well.


The sternohyoid muscle is one of the strap muscle with special function to pull the hyoid down and aid in speech. It is a long skinny muscle. I would not recommend botox for that.


Neck Area & Botox – Platysmal bands can be softened in patients who are young or are recurrent even months after a facelift.

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