As we age, several changes occur in our necks from a medical aesthetics standpoint. These changes can be attributed to a combination of intrinsic factors (natural aging processes) and extrinsic factors (such as sun exposure, smoking, and poor skincare habits). Common changes that occur include: skin laxity, fat accumulation, muscle laxity, sun damage, and loss of volume.
These changes can vary in severity among individuals and can be influenced by factors such as genetics, lifestyle choices, and overall skin care practices.
When it comes to treatments for the neck, there are many options to help treat the concerns listed above. Common treatments include:
Botulinum toxin injections, commonly known as Botox, can be used to reduce the appearance of neck bands or platysmal bands. These injections relax the muscles responsible for the bands, resulting in a smoother and more youthful neck.
Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers can be used to add volume and improve the contour of the neck. They can help reduce the appearance of horizontal lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Fillers can also be used to enhance the jawline and redefine the chin, which can improve the overall appearance of the neck.
Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. It can be effective in treating fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin on the neck.
Laser therapies, such as fractional laser resurfacing or intense pulsed light (IPL), can improve the texture and tone of the neck skin. These treatments can target pigmentation issues, sun damage, and stimulate collagen production for a smoother, more youthful neck.
A chemical peel involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which exfoliates the outer layer and reveals a fresher, smoother layer beneath. Chemical peels can improve the texture, tone, and discoloration of the neck skin.
Kybella is an injectable treatment specifically designed to reduce submental fat, often referred to as a “double chin.” The injections contain deoxycholic acid, which breaks down fat cells in the area, resulting in a more defined and contoured neck and jawline.
PDO (Polydioxanone) threads can be used as a non-surgical treatment option to address sagging skin and improve the appearance of the neck. PDO threads are biodegradable sutures that are inserted under the skin to lift and tighten the targeted area.
It’s important to consult with a qualified medical professional to discuss your specific concerns and determine which treatments are most suitable for you. We integrate several treatment options that fit your budget to help you along your medical rejuvenative journey. If you are considering any of the above treatments or would like more information, we recommend booking a consultation with one of our experts at Buffalo Aesthetics. Please reach out to us via text 716.422.7727 or call 716.428.3998.