Are you dismayed to see the signs of age affecting your neck, with unsightly necklines marring your appearance? Whether the cause is sun exposure, the aging process or years of looking down at a screen, neck lines can leave you looking older and less attractive.
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.
How does BOTOX® 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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Dr. Ataii
Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe
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.View Bio