IncobotulinumtoxinA improves the appearance of facial rhytides and the aging neck.
To investigate the efficacy, safety, and subject satisfaction of incobotulinumtoxinA for platysmal band treatment.
Subjects (n = 23) with 2 to 4 platysmal bands (scoring ≥1 on a newly validated 5-point assessment scale) were enrolled. IncobotulinumtoxinA (15 U) was administered to each band. Assessments, using the 5-point scale, occurred at 6 posttreatment visits over 5 months. Adverse events were recorded and subjects self-assessed the appearance of their platysmal bands versus baseline.
At maximum tension, a response (≥1-point improvement from baseline score) was observed in 65.2% of subjects 3 (±1) days posttreatment, rising to 100% on Day 8 (±1). The change from baseline in the mean score was significant at each time point, including the final visit (Weeks 20–21). Response rates were higher at maximum tension than at rest. The peak effect occurred later at rest than at maximum tension. No serious adverse event occurred. At maximum tension, 69.6%, 73.9%, and 68.2% of subjects rated their platysmal bands as “improved” or “markedly improved” at Visits 2, 3, and 4, respectively.
IncobotulinumtoxinA is an effective and well-tolerated treatment for platysmal bands, with a rapid onset and long duration of effect.