When talking of skin treatments, the neck is often neglected. The face is usually the main focus of attention leaving an obvious contrast with the ageing wrinkly neck.
The neck ages gradually and slowly. There is loss of bone and soft tissue volume leading to a loss of definition, the development of jowls, platysmal bands (turkey feet) and horizontal lines.
This is often associated with sun damage and ageing effects including pigmentation and conditions such as Poikiloderma of Civatte.
Many patients are seeking non-surgical options for neck rejuvenation.
- Wrinkle injections will lessen the appearance of thick vertical (platysmal) bands as well as horizontal lines.
- Laser treatment can help particularly with the discolouration of conditions such as Poikiloderma. Vascular lasers such as the V-Beam are particularly effective in targeting neck discolouration.
- IPL treatment can provide a gentler progressive clearance of combined pigmentation and vascular discolouration.
- Fractional laser skin treatment can treat generalised ageing by stimulating the growth of collagen and elastic tissue.