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As we age, our bodies go through natural changes that can begin to betray us and give away our age.
Botox is a highly purified and diluted form of the muscle-freezing Botulinum bacteria, which, when injected into the tight platysma muscles, releases the tension caused by talking, eating and smiling. This is achieved by relaxing and softening the area, which stops the neck from looking scraggy both vertically and along the horizontal ‘bracelet’ lines.
The neck is one of those areas of the body where the signs of ageing can be more apparent. The skin can appear thinner and more ‘crepey’, lines and areas of looser skin can become more obvious.
Depending on your skin type and unique muscularity, this can be more pronounced and can make some patients feel self-conscious.
The good news is that we offer a range of gentle, non-surgical neck treatments that are highly effective and can significantly improve the texture and appearance of your skin.
What causes ageing neck skin?
Collagen is the skin’s natural scaffolding, giving it structure and strength.
As we age, there is an inevitable and natural reduction in collagen production, which means that skin becomes less elastic and loses its youthful fullness, making lines more visible.
As collagen levels decrease, so does the amount of fat in the deeper layers of your skin. This can cause skin around the neck area to sag and become looser, where it used to be firm.
As well as our genetics, certain lifestyle factors can also contribute to the rate at which our neck skin ages. These factors include:
- sun damage
- significant weight loss or gain
Ageing neck skin and muscle activity
Another important factor in the appearance of our neck as we age is our natural muscularity.
The platysma muscle is a wide, thin sheet of muscle fibres, which spans from your upper chest at your collarbone upward through the front of your neck, attaching to the skin and connective tissue in your lower face and cheeks.
The action of the platysma muscle contracting through talking, eating and facial expression can cause platysmal bands. These bands are two strips of muscle that run vertically down both sides of the neck.
In some people, these bands are more pronounced and can be a cause of concern from an aesthetic perspective.
Treatments for neck rejuvenation
Botox is a commonly used and highly effective muscle relaxant treatment for rejuvenating the neck area.
When injected into the platysma muscle in carefully targeted areas, it can release the tension of the platysmal bands caused by repetitive muscle activity, hence softening the overall appearance of the neck.
Botox is often used in conjunction with dermal fillers to optimise the results.
Dermal fillers are very effective at addressing the natural loss of collagen in the neck and décolletage. Treating these areas of the skin together can create a significant improvement in the overall appearance of your skin and boost the rejuvenating effect.
Fillers can be used in targeted areas on the neck to reduce horizonal or ‘bracelet’ lines, and to improve general skin laxity.
The décolletage is an area of the skin that is prone to sun damage, thinning and a ‘crepey’ appearance, dermal fillers are very effective at restoring youthful plumpness here.
In general, dermal fillers have a smoothing and hydrating effect in your skin. Their volumising action gives an overall lifted appearance.
Skin boosters are an injectable treatment formulated to deeply hydrate the skin in targeted areas, to improve texture and restore volume.
We offer a number of specialist skin boosters, which can be used to rejuvenate the skin on your neck. Your practitioner will recommend the best approach for your skin type and desired outcome.
Profhilo is a deeply moisturising treatment, which may be recommended by your practitioner for neck rejuvenation.
Profhilo deeply hydrates and lifts the skin to reduce the appearance of deeper folds and lines.
By stimulating the cell receptors in the skin, Profhilo can counteract slackness and promote firmness.
Sunekos skin boosters feature a patented formula, which combines amino acids with hyaluronic acid.
These unique ingredients work together with the skin’s Extra Cellular Matrix to promote the production of collagen and elastin.
Sunekos deeply hydrates the outer and deeper layers of the treated skin, which has a plumping and lifting effect.
Jalupro skin boosters have a unique ‘bio revitalising’ action that is achieved by stimulating the skin’s natural ability to regenerate.
The cells of the subcutaneous connective tissue in our skin are called fibroblasts. These cells produce collagen and are responsible for skin tone and elasticity.
The ingredients in Jalupro stimulate the fibroblasts to encourage collagen production, which has a volumising effect, reducing the signs of ageing and sun damage.
Specialist skin consultation
A proactive approach to your skin’s health and texture can help to reduce the signs of ageing and help prevent the causes of laxity.
At a specialist skin consultation, our dermatologist will assess your skin and you will receive a bespoke skincare recommendation for your face and neck.
This may include prescription products, homecare regimes or specific treatments.
Specialist skincare products
Expert analysis of your skin will help your practitioner identify the best combination of products to suit your needs when it comes to improving the skin on your face and neck, for the short and long term.
This may include medical-grade products provided on prescription, which can achieve far better results than shop-bought treatments.
Find out more about neck rejuvenation treatments
If you would like to find out more about how we can help to rejuvenate the skin around your face, neck and décolletage, contact us to book your free initial consultation by calling us on 0330 024 1300 or by booking online.