Every part of the body can show signs of aging. Many people focus on treatments for the face, but keeping your neck looking youthful is just as important. Because the face and neck are connected, if they do not match, your appearance can look unbalanced. Since both are equally visible, they should both be treated with the same care and attention.
At Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, our board-certified dermatologists understand that the entire body needs treatments, which is why we are a full-service dermatological center with a wide menu of medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments. No matter what your concern is with your neck, we can help you rejuvenate your skin and reach your aesthetic goals.
Why Are Neck Treatments Important?
The skin on your face and neck are more delicate than other areas of your body, which is why these areas are more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. As you age, your body also produces less collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, the natural substances that help your skin stay structured, supported, firm, and youthful. Smoking and sun exposure can also affect the skin on your neck, aiding in the formation of what’s called a “turkey neck,” or a bulge of sagging, wrinkled skin. Fat deposits under your chin are stubborn and can accumulate over time.
All these changes that appear in your neck can give you an overall heavier, tired look, even if you’re fit and energized. Your neck is one of the most often visible parts of the body, so it’s important to keep it looking its best so you can look your best. No matter what your concerns are about your neck, we at Coast Dermatology can create a treatment plan to help you attain the neck you desire.
How Can I Improve My Neck’s Appearance?
Whether it’s minimizing the signs of aging or defining your jawline, November is the perfect time to focus on rejuvenating your neck, an area often forgotten despite its visibility. Depending on your goals and budget, we offer multiple treatment options for every concern, many of which may be combined for a complete transformation.
Define Your Jawline
Defining your jawline can involve fat reduction and skin tightening for a sculpted look. Kybella is an injectable medication that targets fat cells, dissolving them so your body can eliminate them naturally. Most patients require multiple treatments for a desired result, spaced about a month apart. Kybella treatments do not require any downtime, and results can last a lifetime if proper diet and exercise are practiced. Swelling, bruising, numbness, and redness may occur temporarily after each treatment session. Results will develop gradually as the treated fat cells are flushed out of the body, with maximum results seen within about six months.
Fat reduction is just the first step in defining your jawline. Sometimes when fat is removed, loose skin is left behind. Alma Skin Tightening is a radio frequency (RF) based, non-invasive treatment that treats skin laxity and even wrinkles. This device works to firm up your skin with thermal heating and increase collagen production. Like Kybella, this treatment does not require downtime, but complete results may be achieved in just one treatment. Dr. Glenn Goldberg is an expert with Kybella and Alma Skin Tightening, so you can trust you will receive expert care at our Laguna Beach office.
Smooth the Wrinkles
Wrinkles are another common concern when it comes to the neck, and this is where dermal fillers can help. Dermal fillers can fill in lines and give your neck a smooth, youthful appearance. Our expert dermatologists will be able to determine which fillers are best for you and create a treatment plan so you can maintain your desired results. These products typically last between 6-12 months, and there is no required downtime between treatments.
Relax the Lines
BOTOX® not only works to correct wrinkles in the face, but it can also minimize the neck bands, called platysma bands, that appear with age. These bands are muscles that contract when you make certain facial expressions, and they become more noticeable with age because of their frequent use. BOTOX works to decrease their size by relaxing these muscles, which causes them to shrink, resulting in a smoother, tighter-looking neck.
Tighten the Skin
Loose skin creates an aged appearance than tightening treatments can work to reverse. Alma Skin Tightening can be used on its own, without any fat reduction treatments first, if you are seeking to just firm the skin on your neck and decrease wrinkles. RF Microneedling for skin rejuvenation is another great treatment for tightening the skin on the neck. Dr. Glenn Goldberg uses the Infini microneedling device to treat:
- Sagging Skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Scar and Acne scarring
- Tone and textural changes
An RF microneedling treatment uses radiofrequency energy to rebuild collagen, which continues to grow after each treatment. The number of treatments you need will depend on the severity of your aging symptoms. Our board-certified dermatologists will be able to create a treatment plan that is just right for you and your needs.
Even the Tone
A final touch in your rejuvenation journey can be evening your skin tone by diminishing the appearance of scars or other spots of discoloration. IPL PhotoDynamic Therapy uses light and heat to treat sun-damaged skin, brown discoloration, and broken capillaries to even the tone of your skin.
The gold standard in skin resurfacing is the UltraPulse-Fractional CO2 Laser, which according to pubmed.gov, can treat a wide range of skin issues in just one treatment because of its ability to be used both superficially and deep in the dermis:
- Deep fractional ablation: deep wrinkles and acne scars
- Superficial fractional ablation: fine lines, uneven skin texture, dyschromia, and actinic keratosis
- Combined superficial and deep fractional ablation: scar treatments, improved texture of the skin, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Synergistic coagulation and ablation: more advanced skin resurfacing and tightening
Dr. Glenn Goldberg will share with you how this light energy device can address your concerns during your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation with Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center Today
Whether you’re seeking to define your jawline, smooth wrinkles or lines, or even your skin tone, we can help create the best treatment plan for you at our Laguna Beach, CA office. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.