While we tend to concentrate on keeping our face looking youthful, we sometimes neglect our neck until one day we suddenly notice loose skin, wrinkles and changes in the skin tone and texture.
The neck is as aesthetically important to keep rejuvenated, as is our face in concealing one’s age. The neck is subject to many degenerative changes such as loss of collagen and elastin, the accumulation of fat, and external contributors such as premature aging due to sun exposure.
Instead of hiding your aging neck under turtlenecks and scarves, Dr. Roche suggests that patients take advantage of our non-surgical neck rejuvenation procedures which address sagging and wrinkling in the neck area and improve jaw line contours.
Non-Surgical Neck Rejuvenation
Traditionally, surgical neck rejuvenation has been performed to help tighten lax skin, reduce wrinkles, and to reduce fatty tissues. However, some patients opt to seek non-surgical neck treatments, which usually provide a more youthful appearance and often prolong surgical procedures.
Non-surgical procedures are an alternative and have the additional benefits of addressing the skin texture, tone and pigmentation of the neck, whereas surgical procedures are unable to address these issues.
What Treatments Can Be Used To Rejuvenate The Neck?
Various methods can be used to rejuvenate the skin and underlying tissues in the neck. All of the following treatments can be used alone or in combination depending on your needs and goals.
Toxin injections, such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin can be used to help reduce platysmal muscle bands, or the bands of wrinkles that can become etched horizontally in the neck as you age. These injections effectively smooth away neck wrinkles, especially in patients who have elastic skin.
Non-surgical neck rejuvenation with Skin Tyte, which utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. Following treatment, a new foundation of collagen is created leading to increased skin firmness. A series of 5 treatments is recommended for optimal results to reduce skin laxity.
The skin on your neck and décolletage is vulnerable to the sun and environmental elements, leaving behind hyperpigmentation, age spots and freckles.
Properly caring for your skin before, during and after treatments is essential and also maintains your results. The Obagi ELASTIderm Décolletage System consists of 2 patent-pending technologies to restore healthy skin:
The Skin Lightening Complex
• Formulated with 4%, hydroquinone, a treatment well known for reducing hyperpigmentation (discoloration) and age spots on the skin
The Wrinkle Reducing Lotion
• Formulated with ELASTIderm’s Restorative Elasticity Complex
• Contains a unique bi-mineral complex to help replenish elasticity and build collagen for increased skin strength and resilience
• Includes malonic acid to help stimulate the production of healthy skin cells
Used together, this clinically proven therapeutic system diminishes the signs of aging, helping revitalize vulnerable skin, contributing to more flawless, youthful-looking skin.
To prevent further sun-damage, sunscreen is recommended at all times. A sunscreen should have both an SPF 30 to protect against the UVB rays and zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to protect against the UVA rays. We recommend SolarEclipse, SkinMedica Environmental Defense SPF 30, Obagi Healthy Skin SPF 30 or ColorScience Sunforgettable Products.