We’re often preoccupied with the signs of aging on the face, making maintaining a youthful jawline and neck an afterthought. However, it cannot be denied that maintaining the integrity of these areas can keep us looking younger for longer.
The skin of the neck is particularly vulnerable to aging. This is due to its delicate and thin nature in combination with regular exposure to ultraviolet light. Preventative measures with in-office treatments and at-home skincare need to be in place in order to avoid the typical aging factors of lax skin, bulging fat and sagging muscles. Whether you’re looking to correct or prevent, the following treatments can be done alone or in combination to mitigate the signs of aging on the jawline and neck.
Skin Tightening with Ultherapy®
Ultherapy® is FDA cleared to lift the skin of the chin and neck. Opting for this non-invasive treatment is an excellent way to improve the tautness and definition of the jawline and the neck. The treatment works by sending focused ultrasound energy deep into the skin to stimulate collagen synthesis. Visible results can be achieved in as little as one treatment. Learn more about Ultherapy® here.
BOTOX COSMETIC® for an aging neck
The platysma is a large sheet of muscle that attaches at the chest and extends up along the sides of the neck to the jawline. Over time, this muscle can become overdeveloped, stiff and rigid for some people, creating neckbands that detract from a slender and smooth silhouette. Treatments with BOTOX COSMETIC® can help to soften this muscle and the wrinkles that result from sustained muscle tension.
In addition to these in-office solutions for a youthful jawline and neck, there are steps to take at home in order to maintain your refreshed look.
- Always include the neck in your skincare regimen. Cleansing, exfoliating, applying serums and moisturizers – every step you do for your face is equally important to apply to the skin of your neck.
- Wear and reapply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. Regardless of the time of year, wearing sunscreen and reapplying it is a good habit to maintain. When applying sun protection to your face, be sure to smooth it onto your neck and chest in an upward motion for good measure. Since 90 per cent of visible skin aging is due to sun exposure, this is an important age prevention step to stay true to.
The truth is that neglecting the skin below the chin can prematurely age one’s appearance. Taking the time to properly care for the skin of the neck and jawline at home and with in-office treatments is essential to a pro-active anti-aging strategy. To learn more about how to achieve and maintain a youthful neck and jawline, Concept Medical welcomes you to book in for a professional consultation. Contact us today or request an appointment online.