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THEY CAN SAVE YOUR NECK
Neck muscles can start to enlarge and protrude as we age, resulting in the appearance of thick, tight cords. And as if that weren't hard enough to swallow, "the muscles in the neck and the superficial muscles of the face are connected to one another," says Brandt. "That means your neck actually pulls your face downward." It's a depressing thought with a surprisingly easy fix (that doesn't involve buying stock in a turtleneck emporium). "I relax the neck muscles with Botox," says Brandt. "It softens the wrinkles, gets rid of the cords, and lifts the face. Basically, it's a nonsurgical face-lift." Botox breaks down every three to four months, so repeat visits are necessary.