These days, necklines and sagging skin are worsened by overuse of handphones – “Tech Neck”.
The more we engage in activities that involve folding of neck skin, the earlier necklines and wrinkles set in.
The way I see it, no facial anti-aging treatment is complete without neck rejuvenation. This is because neck lines and sagging skin gives away your true age.
Whenever I mention neck treatments, my patients will inevitably ask me, “Doc, is there a difference between neck and face skin?”
Your Neck Skin is different in 2 ways:
1. Your neck has thin skin
Expert dermatologists agree: Your neck skin has a different cell composition than the other parts of your body.
The dermis is thinner and has less collagen. That is why it is more prone to wrinkling.
Your neck skin is about as delicate as the skin on your eyelids.
2. Your neck skin produces less oil
The neck has fewer sebaceous glands, which secrete oil. Hence, neck skin is more prone to dryness and ages faster.
This is why neck treatments are different from face treatments.
Treatment for Necklines (non-invasive to surgical invasive)
1. Cosmeceuticals – Neck Creams
Nectifirm Advanced contains industry-leading microbiome technology plus eight distinctive peptides with strong anti-aging claims.
The Real Deal or Hope in a Jar? Check out their Before/Afters.
2. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
Koreans swear by Ultraformer 3 HIFU.
It is not hard to see why – Before/Afters.
3. Soft Injectable Fillers
Soft hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to smoothen necklines and hydrate delicate neck skin.
Popularised in the UK, it is taking the world by storm.
I personally prefer the use of Stylage Hydromax filler as it is a third generation filler that contains hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidants for both hydration and anti-aging effects.
4. INFINI Fractional Radio-frequency
Combining market-leading radio-frequency technology delivered via micro-needles, INFINI Fractional Radio-frequency tightens saggy neck skin with similar gold-standard effectiveness that it does for facial saggy skin.
5. Surgical Neck Lift
Also known as lower rhytidectomy, it is reserved for severe neck skin laxity.
Neck is the new Face.
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