Does your ageing neck give away your age?
Women frequently focus exclusively on their face. Yet one of the most telling parts of the body when it comes to age is the neck.
With age, the skin over the neck loses collagen, elastin and fat. Necklines appear initially fine but over time, they get deeper. There is a protrusion of veins and skin is covered with skin tags or brown spots from sun exposure. The skin looks crepe-y and starts to hang, the so-called ‘turkey neck’. There are many non-surgical procedures to make the neck look youthful again.
Non-Surgical Neck Lifts (Thermage/Sublime) use radiofrequency (RF) to heat up deep layers of skin to tighten and stimulate collagen. There is no downtime. You can do the procedure and head out to meet friends, to a meeting, or to an important social function. Over time, the skin tightens and looks youthful.
Botox loosens tight neck bands that make the neck look old. The procedure has to be repeated every 3 to 4 months. Over time, the duration between required treatments increases.
Chemical peels such as The Obagi Blue Peel are great at rejuvenating the skin through exfoliation. Old, matured-looking skin is transformed by this procedure and reveals a younger-looking skin which is smoother and supple. Lines and brown spots become less obvious.
Skin Booster Treatment using microinjections of hyaluronic acid boosts thickness of skin immediately, and over time stimulates further collagen production. This is an excellent treatment to address a crepe-y texture and fine lines over the centre of the neck and under the chin. Injections of fillers along horizontal necklines help to smoothen these lines.
Laser treatment is used to get rid of brown spots and skin tags.
Cosmeceutical Creams containing Retinol, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid and Growth peptides help to reduce lines. The use of treatment creams boosts the effect of anti-ageing procedures, and maintain the effect of rejuvenated skin.