Neck rejuvenation is a hot topic around my office, and for good reason. We focus a lot on maintaining the youthfulness of our facial skin, but if the neck is neglected, that can have a major impact on the youthfulness of our overall appearance.
In this blog, I'll guide you through non-surgical rejuvenation options for turkey neck, tech neck, saggy neck skin, neck bands, and more.
Make sure to catch the vlog on YouTube for more in depth explanations on each treatment option.
Non- Surgical Treatments for Neck Rejuvenation
PDO Thread Neck Lift
One of my favorite neck rejuvenation treatments are PDO Threads for the Neck. Thread lifts work by two mechanisms of action: they mechanically pull up and tighten neck skin while also acting as a biostimulatory effect on the skin.
I’ve personally had PDO threads placed in my neck and I love the results.
Botox for Neck
Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Daxify, etc.) can help relax the neck muscles to give a softer, more youthful looking appearance. There are several injection areas for neck botox, depending on the issue needing to be addressed.
Botox can be used to smooth the neck, help with horizontal neck bands and platysmal bands, as well as helping to tighten AP projection.
One word of caution: Be selective when choosing a provider for neck botox as there can be uncomfortable and potentially dangerous side effects if too much botox is placed in the neck by a less than highly trained provider.
Filler in the Neck
Filler in the neck is a tricky treatment option. Some fillers are acceptable for the neck, while some are not.
Biostimulatory fillers can be a good option for adding smoothness and promoting collagen production in the neck, while hyaluronic acid fillers can be seen through the thin neck skin and will give an undesired outcome.
I’m not a fan of sculptra in the neck, because it does have a higher risk of nodules. I love radiesse in the neck, but there is also a risk of nodules so it is vital to choose a provider with proficient knowledge in biostimulatory fillers to avoid issues (and who is capable of fixing issues were they to arise).
PRP & PRF
With PRP and PRF, the results never last longer than a month and are generally underwhelming. There is question to whether PRP and PRF are even causing any results themselves, or if the swelling is what gives the positive results in the first month. For these reasons, these are not treatments I’d recommend investing your money into.
Energy Based Devices & Lasers
Energy based devices put heat into the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin that help tighten the skin. As we lose collagen each decade, we lose the tightness to the skin. Devices like Thermage put Radio Frequency into the skin and that stimulates the synthesis of collagen fibers.
Lasers for neck rejuvenation work on a few different issues. Lasers help to remove skin cells that are damaged. For lasers, I love Fraxel. Fraxel has been shown to make the skin look and behave younger.
I speak in depth on energy based devices and lasers for the neck in this week’s Vlog, so make sure to watch it if you haven’t yet.
As many of you know, I am not a big fan of microneedling. I constantly see cases of hyperpigmentation and other issues from microneedling (whether with at home devices or in-office treatments).
My advice would be to steer clear of microneedling as there are so many other options (around the same price point) that yield better results with less potential for negative outcomes.
Ellacor is a new micro-coring technology that removes micro cores of skin to tighten the skin. We are seeing beautiful results from it for neck rejuvenation in patients at my clinic.
Kybella for Neck Rejuvenation
A Neck Rejuvenation blog wouldn’t be complete without discussing excess fullness in the neck/jaw region. When we have excess fullness in the submental area, it can drastically affect the look of our neck as well. Kybella is one of my favorite options for decreasing submental fullness.
CoolSculpting & Liposuction
Now, on the topic of submental fullness, two treatments I would NOT recommend are CoolSculpting and Liposuction. The results from these treatments can be inconsistent and I’ve seen several cases of scarring and less than desirable outcomes. For the cost and potential downsides, I’d steer clear.
Realistic Expectations: Surgical Vs NonSurgical
It is important we maintain expectations when discussing surgical vs nonsurgical treatment options. In some cases, surgery may be the best option.
While we can do a lot with preventative and non-invasive treatments, these treatments don’t replace surgery when a surgical outcome is desired.
Find a provider you trust to evaluate your unique situation and goals to find out what treatment or combination of treatments is going to be best for you.
Skincare & Actives for Neck
Keeping the neck skin looking as youthful as our facial skin is so important for the overall appearance of youthfulness.
I use a .025% tretinoin once a week (mixed with my MDAiRE NMF Hydrator) and apply to my neck. Neck skin is more sensitive than facial skin, so you don’t want to follow the same skincare routine for your neck skin as you do for your face.
I also never skip an opportunity to apply MDAiRE NeckTyte-R. Our NeckTyte Serum is specifically engineered for the skin on the neck. Our proprietary formulation restorse the skin barrier of this delicate area with a ceremide complex forming a protective layer against environmental damage. This product is specifically engineered to address the appearance of crepiness, laxity and textural irregularities in the skin of the neck and décolleté and is perfect for relaxing muscles in the neck for a more rejuvenated appearance.
Don’t skip on your neck area during your skincare routine and be sure to get a product that is formulated to deliver appropriately the skin of the neck
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