As we grow older visible signs of ageing will often show themselves first on our faces. Facial features and bone structure will change, often leaving folds and hollows. The face is the area where most people will concentrate their preventative efforts. These will almost always include skin care products and often preventative treatments. It’s common to focus on anti-ageing products and treatments for the face, which means that one can overlook other areas where early signs of ageing may begin to show. No matter how many lotions and potions you have used an ageing neck or décolletage can often be a giveaway.
Thankfully help is at hand! At enhanceskin, we can help treat an ageing neck with a range of cosmedical treatments.
There are two types of lines that characterise ageing neck. Vertical lines and folds, sometimes called ‘turkey neck’, and horizontal lines, sometimes called ‘necklace lines’.
Firstly, how to treat an ageing neck with cosmetic treatments
We might use Botox, dermal fillers or a combination of both to treat your ageing neck.
Injecting Botox into vertical necklines relaxes the muscles. By smoothing the skin, the ‘turkey neck’ lines become less prominent.
Dermal fillers are used more frequently to treat horizontal ‘necklace lines’. These help to replace lost volume, thus smoothing the lines and lifting the skin on your ageing neck.
As well as this we can use Radio-frequency Energy in the form of Fractora to help recover from sun damage and collagen degradation to resurface the skin and stimulate collagen production to rejuvenate and restore that youthful appearance, in the same way as we do the face.
Importantly, how to prevent an ageing neck with skincare products
At enhanceskin we are proud to stock an advanced range of skincare products from PCA Skin and Aspect Dr. Both brands are scientifically proven to reduce the effects of ageing. Talk to Robyn or Taryn about the serums that can specifically help prevent an ageing neck. One of the most important things you can do to prevent visible signs of ageing on your décolletage is to make sure that you apply sunscreen.
Remember we offer a FREE initial cosmetic consultation in Nelson or Blenheim, so if you would like to address an ageing neck, contact us today.