Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
What can be done for wrinkled neck
Wrinkles on the neck are generally treated differently to those on the face. In many cases, skin laxity will be the primary cause of the wrinkles, and in this case, often surgery is required.
For fine lines, laser resurfacing at lower levels can be performed with our fractional co2 (carbon dioxide) laser. The settings cannot be as high as those used on the face, as the neck skin does not heal as well as the face. Usually a degree of improvement can be attained with laser, but not complete reduction of wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to relax the muscles in the neck, in particular the platysma muscle, which causes the vertical neck bands when contracting.
Finally, radiofrequency devices such as the Pelleve can be used to heat and tighten the skin. in most cases this is only mildly effective, and surgery is still the gold standard for skin tightening of the neck.
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