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:

  • Limelight
  • ND:Yag Skin Tightening
  • Carboxytherapy
  • 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
  • PRP
  • Titan
  • Injectable Mesotherapy
  • PDT
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

In a case like this, it is going to require a combination approach. Firstly, we need to look at treatments to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin, to get the skin's elasticity as restored as possible and to start the action of tightening up the loose skin. treatments such as ND:Yag Skin tightening, Radio Frequency Needling, Carboxytherapy, Needling and Titan are all possible treatment options. The second thing that will need to be addressed is the issue of volume loss. Often when someone loses a lot of weight, they also lose facial volume, causing the skin to sag and look aged, so replacing some of the lost facial volume with dermal fillers, Profhilo and Sculptra can be extremely helpful. Lastly, a good homecare regime needs to be planned for you, in order to hydrate, restore and protect your skin. Good medical topicals go a long way to reinforce and maintain your treatment results. 

Well done on your weight loss achievement! Unfortunately, it does take a very long time for the skin to recover after such weight loss, and in some cases, it will not fully recover at all unless you are prepared to have some skin tightening treatments. There are quite a few options available to you, including: Radio Frequency Needling; Carboxy Therapy; Titan Laser; and Laser Genesis (to name but a few).


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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -10-star Review
Reviewed on 31 May 2022 by Sonny Tai

I would give this 10 stars if I could. I'm extremely happy with the service from Dr. Lestonn Lawn. I basically got a far better service for half the price of what I would usually get it for overseas. He and his shadowing doctor were extremely professional and competent. Honestly I cannot reiterate enough that I got better results in Sandton than I did in Manhattan for half the price. Highly recommend.

Review -Soos n vakansie
Reviewed on 6 July 2018 by Anonymous

Om na Skin Renewal te kom is vir my soos n klein vakansie. Die personeel is warm, vriendelik en profesioneel. My terapeut Candice, ontvang my altyd so vriendelik. Sy het fantastiese kennis in haar veld en kan altyd al my vrae beantwoord. Haar aanslag is sag maar ferm en sy weet wat sy doen. Sy is regtig n aanwins vir SR en ek is bly sy is my terapeut!

Review -Delighted with Results!
Reviewed on 9 December 2015 by Sam

The doctor has treated me exceptionally in the past 4 months! I have had fillers, threads and Botox. He has been amazingly caring, gentle and I am delighted with the results! I cannot recommend him more highly!

Review -Absolutely phenomenal!
Reviewed on 4 December 2015 by L.J from Parkhurst

I have been coming to Skin Renewal in Parkhurst for a few years. The therapist has been my skincare consultant and has been absolutely phenomenal. She is a prefectionist who always puts her clients needs first and takes the time to make you feel comfortable and explaings everything to ensure that you don't have any anxiety. She is very knowledgeable and advises the best treatment for you. She listens to your needs and ahs a sparkling/charming personality. You will not go wrong with her!

Review -Will never change to any other!!
Reviewed on 25 June 2015 by Youla Cohen

I have always only had the best advice and treatments. Staff are always the most welcoming too.

Review -My husband noticed the difference immediately

Dear potential Silhouette client,

I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a candidate to facilitate Doctor training for this procedure. I was quite apprehensive however my nerves were very quickly calmed in the very capable hands of the doctor. I had Silhouette threads inserted into the jawline and neck. The procedure was performed by Dr Maureen, which was completely painless and two other Doctors learning to do the procedure on the left side which due to their inexperience was a little uncomfortable but manageable.

The jawline results are great and has restored definition to my face. My husband noticed the difference immediately. The sides of my neck line is very slightly improved. I will need additional threading in the neckline to get a further improvement.

I look forward to the ongoing improvement this treatment promises.

Review -Tammy is pleasant, kind and professional!
Reviewed on 9 September 2014 by Anonymous

So far I have had two treatments with Tammy. The first was 'n peel and Laser Genesis and the 2nd was a therapist Dermapen treatment. Tammy works very thorough and takes her time with all actions (whether is is cleansing, putting on a mask or preparing for a laser treatment or dermapen). She informed me well about treatments and prepares you before she starts with something new. I feel very comfortable with Tammy, she is pleasant, kind and professional. The best I have ever had!

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