When discussing aging signs, we often only focus on our faces. Patients are now going beyond facial treatments and turning their attention towards another telltale sign of aging – the neck. Botox, Dermal Fillers, Microneedling, Broadband Light (BBL), and Moxi treatments have emerged as powerful and effective solutions, offering a wide range of benefits for neck rejuvenation.
Let’s take a look at each of these treatments and understand how these services can ‘turn back time’, and help aid in a smoother, more youthful neck.
Botox for Platysmal Bands (Neck Bands):
Botox, commonly associated with facial wrinkles, can also work wonders for our platysmal bands (neck bands). As we age, our skin loses volume and these muscles become hyperactive over the years, making these bands appear more prominent. These vertical lines can be effectively smoothed out with the help of Botox injections. By targeting these muscles, Botox blocks nerve signals which in turn relaxes the muscles and minimizes the appearance of these fine lines and wrinkles, ultimately leaving you with a smoother, younger looking neck. While results are not permanent, patients can expect to retreat every 3-4 months.
Dermal Fillers for Neck Lines:
As we know, hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers are proven to restore lost volume, add definition and help smooth out deep onset facial wrinkles. When injected in the neck, these dermal fillers can address horizontal lines that tend to develop as we age and are essentially ‘etched’ throughout our life due consistent folding movements. Medical providers have also seen an increase in demand for these treatments, particularly over the last decade with the prevalent use of smartphones and devices. This is often referred to as ‘tech neck’. When dermal fillers are injected, patients can expect to see a more hydrated
*An easy way to think of injectables for the neck: Botox targets vertical lines and dermal filler addresses horizontal lines.
Collagen is a crucial protein responsible for maintaining the skin’s firmness and elasticity. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to skin laxity and fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production. The tiny, controlled injuries induced by microneedling trigger the body’s healing response, boosting collagen and elastin stimulation. When treating the neck, microneedling can effectively reduce the visible signs of aging, improve overall texture and address laxity concerns. To achieve optimal results patients will require multiple sessions as well as may need to combine with other medical aesthetic treatments depending on their severity and goals.
BroadBand Light (BBL)
Broadband Light (BBL), is a photofacial treatment from Sciton that gently delivers multiple wavelengths of light energy into the outer layer of the skin, promoting collagen production and stimulating cell regeneration on a molecular level. BBL’s advanced light technology is truly one of a kind as it allows for a customizable, precise treatment that ultimately targets a variety of skin concerns. When applied to the neck, BBL can target pigmentation issues, redness, age spots resulting in a more even-toned appearance.
Moxi Laser Resurfacing
Moxi is a non-ablative fractional resurfacing laser treatment, meaning it does not damage or injure the skin layer – rather it emits energy to the skin. Compared to traditional resurfacing lasers, Moxi is used to treat visible signs of aging by gently resurfacing the skin, leaving you with more radiant-looking skin with minimal to no downtime. Safe for all skin types and tones, the Moxi laser has three energy settings, to allow for customized treatment. Moxi aids as a great treatment for patients looking to address fine lines and wrinkles, texture, and sun damage.
When discussing anti-aging treatments, it’s important to not overlook the neck! We offer a variety of options for our patients to target neck concerns; through a customized assessment, our medical providers will determine which treatment is right for you. Book a complimentary consultation here.