Whether it’s a complaint about wrinkles, loose skin or loss of jaw-line angularity, the neck is a frequently mentioned area of concern.
Fortunately, cosmetic surgeons and aestheticians now offer a wide variety of options for neck rejuvenation.
Skin rejuvenation: chemical peels and facials
Wrinkles and crepey skin on the neck are very common. Some are even arguing that consistent texting and web browsing on your cellphone can contribute to these issues. In response, an aesthetician in Manhattan recently developed her own facial – just for frequent texters. Known as the “Blackberry facial” a recent blog post from ASAPS describes the treatment:
“That constant looking down posture leads to a scrunched up neck. If you don’t believe me, take a pocket mirror and look at yourself when you’re texting. Joan Czech, an enterprising aesthetician took one look at those creased-up necks and saw a gold mine: wrinkles. She devised the “Blackberry facial” a treatment designed to counter “Blackberry neck,” a wrinkled condition (either real or imaginary) resulting from continually looking down.”
More Involved Neck Procedures
You might choose to combine a neck facial with a laser treatment, light therapy, chemical peel or skin care product regimen, depending on your aesthetician or surgeon’s advice.
A new procedure called Ulthera may be the right solution for a non-surgical neck lift. Ulthera uses acoustic sound waves, penetrating deep into the skin to thermally initiate your own tissue-rejuvenating mechanisms. The treatment leaves the surface of your skin unharmed.
Neck Lift and Liposuction
A long, narrow neck and a strong jawline are desirable aesthetic traits. But aging or weight fluctuations can hide the neck, jaw and chin – with loose skin or pockets of fat. Depending on which problem you have, a surgeon may recommend neck lift surgery (to address loose neck skin) or lipocontouring of the neck area. Determining the right procedure will involve an assessment of your skin elasticity, health and medical history.
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