Over time as we age, one area that can start to have wrinkles or sag a little is the neck area. For the most part, diet, exercise and looking after yourself can help reduce the signs of aging but gravity can catch up with us. This is especially true for areas that we cannot specifically target through strength training, such as the neck area. Here, we are reliant on the collagen in the skin to do all the heavy lifting.
Excess weight can cause the neck area to sag, but even when someone is relatively thin (in terms of body fat composition), the neck area can show wrinkles, fine lines, some excess sagging and loose skin.
Unfortunately, there are some parts of the body that are hard to tackle via diet and exercise alone, and for some people the neck area can be one of these stubborn areas. However, Thermage is a great option to help reduce neck fat and wrinkles.
Thermage For Reducing Fine Lines and Neck Wrinkles
Most individuals are looking for a relatively quick and easy solution when it comes to cosmetic procedures. The good news is that there are a number of skin tightening procedures that can target the neck area which are classed as non-invasive treatments. Great results can be achieved without having to go to a plastic surgeon for a surgical procedure. Modern dermatology practices mean that in many cases, when it comes to treating many skin conditions and body contouring issues, plastic surgery is not normally required. Non-invasive treatments can be used in many cases, and this is the case for skin in the neck area.
For those looking to reduce the appearance of sagging skin in the neck area, then a skin tightening treatment such as Thermage works well for most individuals. Thermage uses Radiofrequency Technology (RF) to target skin laxity in the treatment area and help promote new collagen production in the body. This in turn reduces the appearance of crepey skin, fine lines and sagginess in the neck area.
Before & After: Thermage (lower face & neck), with Voluma & Restylane Lyft
Thermage for Neck Wrinkles
Generally, Thermage can work with just one single treatment, but for some individuals more than one procedure is recommended. Even though Thermage is a non-invasive procedure, some individuals can obtain dramatic results. One of the benefits of Thermage is that it will last for up to two years, however each patient is different, so it is worth discussing all options with Dr. Green first.
For example, if the goal is to reduce stubborn fat under the chin/neck area, it may be worth combining it with CoolMini, along with Kybella. While if looking for treatment on the cords of the neck such as wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging, Botox is a common option here, also known as the “Nefertiti Lift.”
Patients often ask about potential side effects with any given treatment. When it comes to Thermage the side effects are normally minimal, with perhaps some minor swelling or redness around the treatment area that quickly subsides. When the Thermage treatment is taking place the patient may feel a minor heating sensation on the skin’s surface, which is caused by the radiofrequency energy used in the treatment.
Find out more about Thermage treatments and how you can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the neck area, contact Dr. Michele S. Green for additional information and to schedule a treatment session. To see if you are an ideal candidate for Thermage call 212 535 3088 today.