Top 4 treatments to lift, tighten and rejuvenate your neck

Do you have discoloured and wrinkled or sagging skin on your neck or chest? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many women over the age of 40 do! 

The skin on our neck and décolletage is prone to premature ageing as it’s three times thinner than the skin on our faces and lacks the regenerative ability required to bounce back when damaged. 

Environmental factors such as excessive UV exposure and over sensitisation from perfume spraying are key causes for our necks and décolletages ageing before their time and can often lead to a condition called poikiloderma.  

Poikiloderma sounds serious, and for the thinner skin on your neck and chest, it is. Manifesting as reddish, brown skin, poikiloderma causes a rough or ‘chicken skin’ texture. This rough texture is elastosis, resulting from abnormal elastin fibres being produced, and 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, which contribute to the ‘turkey neck’ that many women experience as they get older. 

If you’re 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.  Thermage® or Ultraformer III – to tighten and lift skin

Often referred to as the ‘non-surgical face lift’, skin tightening treatments like Thermage® and Ultraformer III are highly effective in firming and lifting skin with little to no downtime. Thermage® uses radiofrequency energy, to deeply heat the skin, stimulating collagen that will tighten and slow the ageing process. The process is tolerable and immediately after the treatment your skin is visibly tighter, as the collagen fibres contract. Over the following week it returns to normal, but the deep heat treatment is working to stimulate structural collagen synthesis. 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. 

Ultraformer III, meanwhile, utilises micro and macro focused ultrasound (MMFU) technology to precisely target multiple deeper layers of the skin, including the SMAS layer in the skin – the layer that surgeons pull back when doing a face lift – causing new collagen stimulation and providing long-term tightening of the skin.

 

2. Laser Genesis™ – to smooth wrinkles

Laser Genesis™ is an innovative, non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that reduces skin redness and rosacea, shrinks pores, smooths wrinkles and improves skin texture, tone and the appearance of scars. It works by gently heating the upper layer of skin through distributing laser energy over thousands of micro pulses. This stimulates collagen to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

3. Chin sculpting – to reduce a double chin

Containing a synthesised deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat, this type of cosmetic injectable destroys and permanently eliminates fat cells from under the chin, reducing fat and contouring your jawline for a slimmer, more refined appearance. 

 

4. Anti-wrinkle injections – to reduce platsymal bands

Injectable anti-wrinkle treatments involve small amounts of toxin being injected into specific areas of the 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.  

Book an appointment with our masters today to learn more about our highly effective skin tightening treatments and how we can help you master the artistry of you™.

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