While there are many changes that occur in the face as we age, one of the most bothersome to many patients, and one of the first areas to show signs of ageing, is the changes that occur in the neck.
Women often place such focus on treating the skin on their face that they neglect this prominent region, leading to a mismatched skin appearance. Sun damage, together with the prolonged use of perfume on the sun-exposed neck area, are the most profound factors in the development of ageing on the neck.
Signs of an ageing neck are horizontal wrinkles, actinic bronzing (permanently bronzed skin), reddened skin (poikiloderma), patchy pigmentation, age spots, and the development of vertical neck bands, loose sagging skin, loss of a good sharp neck angle and the development of a double chin or turkey neck. Fine textural lines scattered over the skin surface are partly due to the loss of collagen's integrity and the constant loss of hydration (aka trans epidermal water loss). Finally, there is laxity from the weakening and loss of integrity of the skin’s elastic fibres.
In men, the ageing neck poses some different issues. They often have more skin excess resulting in “neck rolls” and double chin. Because they generally tend to be less pedantic with sun protection and sun avoidance, men tend to develop all the common signs of sun damage on the neck and chest.
At Skin Renewal, our neck rejuvenation treatments offer a solution to those looking to restore a youthful appearance to their neck. Because ageing occurs in the skin at multiple levels, all of which exacerbate the problem, it is imperative to target the problem for a variety of levels in order to get excellent results.
Combination therapy is vital in order to correct and restore a youthful appearance of the neck area. Treatments may include a combination of the following:
- ND:Yag Skin Tightening
- Monopolar Radiofrequency
- Dermapen / Skin Needling
- RF Needling with Secret RF or Endymed Intensif
- Fraxel Dual Laser
- Endymed FSR
- PDL (Pulsed Dye Laser)
- Laser Genesis
- Chemical Peels
- Injectables such as Profhilo, Sculptra, Skin Boosters & HArmonyCa
- Injectable Mesotherapy
- Transdermal Mesotherapy
Every patient is provided with a fully customised solution dependant on expectations, budget, time and medical conditions. A highly professional team led by a medical doctor assesses every patient and an appropriate combination treatment solution, together with long term maintenance program is recommended.
Skin Renewal Tip
To improve a red & brown mottled neck which is distressing to most women, Limelight™ or Candela V-Beam will shrink the tiny red veins causing the diffuse redness and also destroy the melanin which causes the mottled brown appearance. A series of 3 to 4 treatments are indicated for best results.