When we think of how we could look a little younger, what tends to be the focus of our attention is the face. Rightfully so! It is here where nasolabial folds, frown lines, under eye bags, and sagging jowls scream “you’re getting older!” Fortunately, our concern with facial aging has led to a number of wonderful developments in aesthetic medicine. Patients of Dr. Lorenc can restore that youthful look they desire with facial plastic surgery, or with minimally invasive procedures such as the SelfieLiftTM. If you’re not careful about how you address the signs of aging, though, a lack of harmony could be giving something away.
The Aging Neck
When you look at your face and appreciate the smoothness and plumpness of your skin, you may feel a sense of satisfaction. That is, until you look down. When you do, you may notice that your chin is a little heftier than it once was. Perhaps the contour where your chin curves into your neck has loosened; perhaps it has disappeared altogether. You may also notice something that you never have before, that the skin on your neck is incredibly thin. Most people are not aware of this fact, but the neck skin is as delicate as the skin on the eyelids. For this reason, the subtle biological changes of aging can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of the neck.
What To Do
Luckily, there are as many solutions for the aging neck as there are for the aging face. We are happy to consult with patients about their needs, and to support them with treatments that will keep the neck and face in harmony. Some of the ways we can do this are:
- Injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers. Botox and other neuromodulators can treat the platysmal band muscle that sags with age. Injectables can restore better contours along the jaw line.
- ThermiTight takes radiofrequency skin tightening to a whole new level. The minimally invasive treatment delivers thermal energy deeper into the dermis to encourage collagen remodeling for tighter, younger-looking skin.
- Neck lift surgery may be the best method, in some cases, to restore smoothness and suppleness to the aging neck.