You can only wear turtlenecks and scarves to hide neck lines for a few months of the year in Southern California. Fortunately, there is a cosmetic treatment to resolve neck lines, and restore a smoother, younger look to your neck. At Laser Cliniqúe, we offer a variety of non-invasive treatments to rejuvenate the neck to restore a more youthful appearance – which makes a significant difference in your overall appearance.

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How BOTOX® is used for Vertical Lines

Perhaps you’ve noticed pronounced vertical lines rising from the base of your neck to your chin, a change than is one of the early signs of aging. This has to do with changes in a muscle known as the platysma muscle, a sheet of muscle that rises from the chest and shoulders, over the collarbone and upward along the sides of the neck.

Over time, the cells in this muscle can become bigger, causing the tissue to enlarge. In addition, repetitive motion of the neck over the years, can cause these muscles to sag. The result: pronounced vertical lines, known as “platysmal bands” start to appear in the neck. Injections of small amounts of BOTOX into the bands can cause the muscle to relax, significantly softening the appearance of these unsightly muscle bands.

Dermal Fillers for Vertical Neck Lines

Loss of collagen, a natural part of aging, is a common factor in the development of vertical neck lines. Dermal fillers such as VOLBELLA® can be skillfully injected to replace lost collagen, adding to a youthful fullness that addresses neck lines, smoothing the area, giving your neck a much younger, firmer appearance.

VOLBELLA is produces from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body, reducing the likelihood of producing even minor side effects. This fast, non-invasive treatment involves almost no downtime.

It can also be effective in smoothing horizontal lines in the neck, a phenomenon that is being seen increasingly as we spend more and more time gazing down at our phones and laptops. In fact, horizontal neck lines are so prevalent that the term “tech neck” has come into regular use!

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Are you a sun lover? Even if you haven’t spent long hours laying out soaking up rays, prolonged exposure to the sun will impact the appearance of your neck over time. Too much ultraviolet light can lead to skin discoloration, damage natural collagen and give your skin a rougher, unevenly-toned, and far less attractive texture.

The RevLite® fractional laser procedure utilizes light to tighten, firm, smooth and resurface your skin. The light passes through the surface layer of the skin, with directed light energy that works to stimulate the growth of new natural collagen. At the same time, it breaks apart age spots and other skin discolorations, causing them to be absorbed into the skin. This cosmetic procedure can also address sun-damaged areas of the chest.

Innovative, Non-Surgical Treatments for Neck Lines at Laser Cliniqúe

Laser Cliniqúe employs the ActiveFX laser system to deliver this groundbreaking treatment. It is one of the latest generation of resurfacing lasers, developed to “break” the light energy into small beams that are focused strictly upon the areas being treated without damaging the surrounding tissue. This innovative laser treatment has the benefit of a shorter recovery time than was possible with earlier generations of laser skin resurfacing systems.

Posture Matters

Something as simple as posture can have a real impact. The “tech neck” wrinkle outbreak is so named because it is a direct consequence of millions of men and women spending millions of hours gazing down at phones, computer screens, tablets and other electronic devices. Preserving the health of the skin on your neck could be one of the most positive benefits of reducing screen time! If you cannot limit phone use due to work or other reason, be aware of how you hold your head when viewing your electronic device. If you realize your head is tilted downward for an extended period, make an adjustment and hold your head level as much as possible by elevating your device.

Protecting Your Skin Correctly

The skin on the neck is more prone to dryness than facial skin. If you are in the habit of putting sunscreen on your face, don’t forget to apply it to your neck as well. There are a variety of neck creams that help hydrate and condition your skin to maintain firmness and elasticity for longer. We offer a range of exclusive products that are known to produce results. Our experienced skincare specialist can guide you to the products we recommend.

Medical Director & Founder Dr. P. Alexander Ataii

P. Alexander Ataii, M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic. 

  • Injects 140,000 units of Botox per year
  • Treated over 35,000 patients in career
  • Delivered over 25,000 dermal fillers and volumizing treatments
  • Top 250 of 45,000 Allergan providers nationwide
  • Patients Choice Award 2007 - 2023
  • America's Most Honored Professional Top 1% 2016 - 2019
  • Most Honored Doctor 2020 -2023
  • Top 10 Doctors San Diego
  • Most Compassionate Doctors Award 2010 - 2020
  • Diamond Crystal Award as the Top Aesthetic Doctor by Aesthetic Everything
  • Most 5 Star Reviews of any Provider in California

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Preventing Neck Lines

Whatever your age, and whatever steps you take to improve the appearance of vertical or horizontal lines on your neck, you can take certain actions to ward off the formation or worsening of neck lines.


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