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By Dr. Bryan Selkin | Injectables Aug 9, 2018

Is Your Neck Aging You? Turn to Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatment

injectables treatmentsYou can get a neck lift without having to go under the knife. The Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery’s specialists safely administer laser therapy to stimulate the production of skin-firming collagen in the deeper layers of tissue. Dr. Bryan Selkin and his team are also among those medical professionals qualified to sell a neck cream that actually works, Nectifirm.

How your neck shows its age

The tissues of the neck and lower face are particularly susceptible to signs of aging. As the skin’s production of collagen, elastin, and other natural substances slow down, you may notice less definition along your jawline. Since tissues are not as elastic and firm as they once were, your features may appear to “fall.” This can create dreaded jowls and loose skin along the chin, jaw, and neck.

Traditionally, a neck lift may have been the “go-to” way to finally be rid of that “turkey gobble” or “double chin.” This procedure is invasive and, as with any surgery, there are risks. In fact, some people with impaired healing may not have been good candidates for a neck lift due to the inherent risks, no less posed by anesthesia. Following surgery, you must abide by your doctor’s guidance to avoid tissue death during healing. There is also the risk of scarring, prolonged swelling, injuries to the nerves, loss of sensation, and infection.

How laser skin tightening works

Dr. Selkin and his team use the Alma brand of lasers to restore your neck to its youthful appearance. Not all lasers are designed to tighten skin. In fact, some lasers are designed to treat specific signs of aging. Light from some lasers may treat brown spots by breaking up an overabundance of the melanin pigment that gives skin its color.

The Alma lasers used by Dr. Selkin are powerful enough to affect the underlying layers of skin. It is in these deeper layers of tissue where the beneficial collagen and elastin is produced. Less of these proteins are present as you get older. ClearLift by Alma is a non-ablative (or non-wounding) approach to laser tightening. As light energy is delivered to the neck it heats and remodels the collagen underneath the epidermis, while keeping the top surface area of skin untouched. This managed wound helps to generate stronger collagen and reveal fresh, new skin. Since treatment is precisely delivered to the neck, side effects, downtime and post-procedure healing demands are minimized.

How Nectifirm works

Just as with lasers, some treatments in the “creams” category do not contain skin tightening properties. They may merely moisturize or exfoliate the outermost layers of skin. Is it any wonder you may have exhausted countless creams, only to see no real difference in the firmness of your neck?

Sold almost exclusively through dermatologists and plastic surgeons, Nectifirm has reportedly tightened 96 percent of patients’ necks and the lipopeptide this product contains has been shown to firm the skin by 40 percent. Like the Alma lasers, this protein helps to restore the collagen production that may have slowed with age.

The alternative to the neck lift

Nowadays you don’t have to go to drastic measures to restore youthful contours and definition. The procedures and products offered by Dr. Selkin and the Center for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery are minimally invasive, and recovery is very quick if at all. You can largely go about your business post-treatment as you would beforehand, without downtime.

Some lasers may be used in conjunction with injectables, such as fillers and Botox. There are a number of neck skin tightening treatments available in Plano TX to effectively restore youthful contours, with minimal side effects. Call 972-985-9003 to find out more about your options.

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