A common concern of nearly all my clients over the age of 45 is the lower face and neck zone. It’s at this age when one might begin to notice a slight to moderate loosening of the jowl area. And in terms of “looking” older, this does contribute to visible aging.
At this early stage, it’s not necessary to consider a neck lift, yet – though maybe in the future. Gratefully, and to the amazement of many patients, an easy fix can be had with minimal effort and near-to-no downtime. And depending on your own needs, we can choose from several options.
One of the initial reasons for losing elasticity in the neck area is due to a depletion of the fat pads that line the facial muscles. As these begin to fall and deflate naturally, it causes a build-up and laxity at the bottom of the jawline. To treat this, we use Kybella. Though originally developed to be used on the sub-mental region for a double-chin, Kybella has been successfully placed in drooping jawline areas to reduce unwanted fat while performing a mild tightening effect, resulting in a more defined jawline and silhouette.
Further aging will invariably affect the neck, as well. After about the age of 50, most people will notice some form of elasticity depletion in this area. For this, we offer several excellent options at the Anushka Cosmedical Centre to both firm and tighten skin for any level of drooping, including:
- Firming Neck Creams (mildly helpful on their own)
- Barbed Threads
- Electronic Skin Tighteners:
- TITAN (Infrared Light)
- Ultherapy (High-Intensity Ultra-Sound)
- Viora Reaction (Radio Frequency)
People often ask me, “What treatment works best?” Of course, beginning mild anti-aging treatments early will help maintain your youthful appearance. If you are looking for a more noticeable lift, it is my experience that combining treatments will lead to the best overall results. At Anushka, we treat neck laxity with a combination of three treatments: Nectifirm Advanced by Revision Skin Care, TITAN by Cutera, and PDO threads. Together, these treatments result in a significantly improved appearance that can stave off a neck lift for years to come.
I invite you to join me for a complimentary consultation to discuss your own anti-aging goals. Together, we can achieve a more vibrant and youthful appearance you can enjoy all season through, and beyond!
Call 561.820.8055 to schedule an appointment with our Cosmedical Concierge.
Dr. Bonnie Marting, DNP, ARNP