A toned, youthful neck is a beautiful sight. You only have to think of the iconic Audrey Hepburn and her incredible neck to see how important it can be as part of a person’s overall power and beauty.
The neck has rather thin skin and gets a lot of dynamic activity over the years. Many muscles are at work and it gets a lot of sun exposure. As we age, our collagen and elastin production slow down starting in our mid-twenties. The net effect of this activity, UV exposure and loss of vital building blocks can be some unattractive features on the neck. Dry, crepey looking skin can develop as can pigmentation or age spots. Loss of volume in the face combined with skin laxity can result in the development of a double chin and weakness along the jaw line. The platysmal muscles (vertical bands of muscle running the length of the neck) can start to protrude and are then called platysmal bands.
We have a variety of interventions that can improve or fully resolve these neck concerns. Hydrating dermal filler injections can restore a youthful bounce to the neck skin. To help restore thickness and resilience to the skin, we can do medical needling which induces a controlled repair response stimulating collagen production. For pigmentation concerns, we have a broad range of medical grade, topical prescription medications that can reverse sun damage and even the pigmentation. Additionally, a skin peel to the neck can further improve the tone and texture once it has been properly prepped with skin care. Platysmal bands can reliably be relaxed using neurotoxin to block signals to the muscles and help them lay flat. If a double chin concerns you, we will employ fat dissolving injections or Vaser Lipo to remove the fat and improve your jawline. The starting point if for you to contact us and we’ll give you a free, no obligation assessment on what we can do to restore your beautiful neck.