As we age, the skin on the neck loses collagen and elastin. This leads to thin and less pliable skin on the neck which gives rise to wrinkles. Loss of fat and skin thickness also leads to the appearance of neck sagging. This is further exacerbated by the shortening and loosening of the platysma muscle around the neck hence causing sagging and banding. The main neck complaint that we see at Angel Gloss Cosmetic Clinic is neck sagging with visible bands as well as wrinkling of the skin.
Thankfully there are a number of treatment options for Neck skin tightening and lifting. Radiuses for neck lifting has shown remarkable results in our clients. The neck area is an especially responsive area for treatment as the most common issues are skin laxity and deep wrinkles. The before and after photos above show results in our patient who received 2 treatments spaced one month apart.. The first step is to ensure that you have a good skincare routine which helps hydrate, nourish and protect your skin.
Profiled injectable moisturizer and collagen induction therapy can be used to smooth out wrinkles, improve texture and regenerate collagen and elastin in the skin. A course of these treatments can help tighten and firm up the neck with long-lasting results.
If the main concern is deep lines or wrinkles on the face and a sagging jawline, then dermal fillers provide an ideal non-invasive procedure. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers smooth put wrinkles and can also be used to sculpt the jawline and lower face and upper neck.
Neck sagging and wrinkles
At Angel Gloss Cosmetic Clinic we like to get into the nitty gritty details of the treatments we offer. Sometimes there is so much more to a treatment than the original purpose that it’s meant to serve, meaning that the more you know about it, the more you might find that it’s actually a treatment for you, even though you may have initially thought it wasn’t.
The thread lift is just one of these treatments. You may have heard and read a lot about the versatility of thread lifting in terms of its lifting effect, and we’ve certainly talked a lot about thread lifts through this lens—how it can delay a facelift or be a good option for someone who doesn’t want surgery. We’ve even talked about how thread lifts can re-shape the tissue in the nose and give the tip a lift.
But we’ve talked less about the more subtle transformations we can create with non-barbed threads called monos.
Neck sagging and wrinkles
What a lot of people don’t know is that there are a number of different types of PDO threads. PDO stands for polydioxanone, which basically means that the thread is a medical grade thread that your body eventually metabolizes as it’s composed of a protein. And it’s super super thin—thinner than a hair.
The three main types of PDO threads are mono, cog and screw threads. So when we talk about the thread lift in terms of addressing skin laxity, we’re most likely going to use a cog thread which has tiny barbs on it that serves to lift the tissue just below the surface of the skin in the target area.
Mono threads, on the other hand, don’t have barbs. They’re smooth threads that are used more for their collagen producing and volumizing capabilities. Mono threads can also effectively lift and tighten the skin, but they’re used more as a revitalizing skin treatment that works to thicken the skin and improve on textural irregularities of the skin.