The need to tighten and rejuvenate our necks becomes more of priority as we age, with laxity, wrinkling or sagging skin starting to appear as we near the age of 40.
The skin on our neck and décolletage is prone to premature ageing as it’s three times thinner than the skin on our faces. The thinner dermis also lacks the regenerative ability required to bounce back when damaged.
Environmental factors such as excessive UV exposure, dehydration and over sensitization from perfume spraying are key causes for our necks and décolletages ageing before their time. They can also often lead to a condition called poikiloderma.
Poikiloderma sounds serious, and for the thinner skin on your neck and chest, it is. Appearing as reddish, brown skin, poikiloderma causes a rough or ‘chicken skin’ texture. This rough texture is elastosis, resulting from abnormal elastin fibres being produced. This can make the skin appear thickened, wrinkled and sagging.
In addition to poikiloderma, some women can develop an ageing ‘veiny’ appearance to the neck. This is due to a muscle called the platysma becoming more prominent, resulting in platysmal bands. These bands contribute to the ‘turkey neck’ that many women experience as they get older.
If you are suffering from one or more of the above? Don’t worry, here are our top four treatments that really improve the look and feel of your neck and décolletage:
1. Ulfit (HIFU Micro-Focused Ultrasound) – To tighten and lift the skin
Often referred to as the ‘non-surgical face lift’, skin tightening treatments such as Ulfit are highly effective in firming and lifting skin with little to no downtime. Ulfit utilises micro and macro focused ultrasound (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound HIFU) technology to precisely target multiple layers of the skin. Including the all-important SMAS layer in the skin – the layer that surgeons pull back during a face lift. The Ultrasound energy stimulates collagen that will tighten and rejuvenate. The treatment is tolerable and immediately after your skin is visibly tighter, as the collagen fibres contract. Over the following weeks, the treatment continues to tighten and firm your skin. After around three to six months, you’ll notice improved definition of contours and jawline, increased firmness, reduction of lines and improved hydration and vitality.
2. PRP Matrix – combination of Hyaluronic Acid + Platelet-Rich-Plasma
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring component in the body and highly concentrated in the skin and helps keep the skin hydrated, plump and build collagen
PRP is your own blood plasma that contains high concentration of platelets. PRP stimulates stem cell differentiation and proliferation and, promotes the body’s natural healing and rejuvenation process without subjecting you to significant risk.
The combination of HA and PRP simultaneously hydrates and plumps the dermis while stimulating the surrounding cells to regenerate and grow collagen to improve the tone, texture and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Lipo-Dissolve, Chin sculpting injections to reduce appearance of double chin
This type of cosmetic injectable destroys and permanently eliminates fat cells from under the chin. Containing a synthesised deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, it works to reduce fat, tighten, rejuvenate and contour your jawline for a slimmer, more refined appearance.
4. Muscle relaxant injections to reduce platysmal bands
Injectable anti-wrinkle treatments ( Botulinum A) involve small amounts of botulinum A being injected into specific areas of the lower face and neck to weaken the muscle movement. This prevents the muscles from contracting to form wrinkles, or from bulging to form a ‘turkey neck’ appearance. Also reducing the downward pull against the jawline helping to sculpt along the jaw.
5. Secret RF – Radiofrequency Micro-needling
This is the ideal treatment to restore firmer and more youthful skin on the neck. Radiofrequency micro-needling with the Secret RF boosts the production of important structural components within the dermis, collagen and elastin, which provide strength, elasticity and fullness to the surface of the skin. We are seeing really great results on the neck and face with this supercharged needling technology, with continued improvement over several months following treatments
Contact us to book a free consultation to discuss any of the above treatments to address your neck concerns