Neck Lines/Laxity Treatments
What Causes Neck Lines/Laxity?
Neck lines and laxity, like wrinkles and sagging in the neck area, can happen for different reasons listed below.
Loss of Elasticity: Our skin loses elasticity as we age because collagen and elastin production decrease. Collagen provides structural support, while elastin maintains skin flexibility.
Platysma Muscle Contraction: The platysma muscle, which is located in the neck, can contract more frequently as we age. These repetitive contractions can cause creases in the skin, resulting in the horizontal neck lines and crepiness we see.
Exposure to Environmental Factors: Prolonged sun exposure, smoking, and poor nutrition accelerate skin aging and increase neck line development.
Lack of Skincare: Neglecting neck skincare can cause neck lines and laxity as the thinner, more delicate neck skin needs moisturizers, sunscreen, and anti-aging products to protect it from environmental damage and aging. Tech Neck: "Tech neck" from frequent screen use can lead to horizontal neck lines and sagging due to strain on neck muscles and skin, emphasizing the importance of skincare and posture adjustments.
What Are The Neck Lines/Laxity Solutions At MD Skin Lab?
At MD Skin Lab, we offer a variety of treatments designed to address neck lines and laxity. We aim to provide customized solutions that meet your specific needs and goals while promoting healthy and well-nourished skin.
Botox for the Neck
Botox treats certain neck muscles that cause flat "necklace lines" or vertical "platysmal bands." These lines and bands are caused by muscle tension and contractions. Botox injections can help relax these muscles, reduce the visibility of the lines, and create a smoother appearance in the neck. Using a physician injector is essential to ensure this treatment is right for you.
Fillers for Neck Lines
Dermal fillers are a popular non-invasive injectable treatment for rejuvenating the neck area. Our physicians at MD Skin Lab recommend them for restoring volume the neck area may have lost over time, thereby recreating its former structural appearance. Fillers are an excellent way to reduce the visibility of fine lines, sagging features, and deepening wrinkles and folds, smoothing out neck lines. At MD Skin Lab, we use hyaluronic acid fillers, a naturally occurring substance in your body, making it a safe solution.
Microneedling with SkinPen is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes tiny, sanitized needles to create precise micro-injuries on the skin, known as microneedling. These injuries stimulate the body's natural healing response, prompting collagen and elastin generation, essential for maintaining the skin's structure and elasticity. As a result, the skin's texture is improved, firmness is increased, and the overall appearance becomes more youthful, which is a great option for neck lines and laxity.
Our PRP Microneedling treatment is a safe and efficient way to renew your skin without any surgery or invasion. We extract platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood, which contains growth factors that encourage healthy and beautiful skin. Our experienced aestheticians use the Health Canada and FDA-approved SkinPen device to provide accurate microneedling therapy that concentrates on particular skin depths. This stimulates collagen production, tissue repair and activates the natural healing process of your body. It is a great option for neck lines and laxity.
Morpheus 8/ Radiofrequency Microneedling
Morpheus8 is a great treatment option suitable for any skin type. The treatment uses a cutting-edge device that delivers Radio-Frequency (RF) heat energy to the dermis, the skin's deeper layer, using tiny silicone-plated needles at short intervals. The needles are designed to minimize superficial damage and deliver RF energy deeper, where it doesn't affect pigment cells. The skin becomes firmer and tighter over time with increased collagen and elastin production. Additionally, the dermal layers thicken, enhancing the skin's overall appearance. We recommend this option for more severe neck lines and laxity.
Forma Skin Tightening
Maintaining skin elasticity is important for healthy skin, and collagen plays a vital role in achieving this. Collagen allows the skin to stretch and rebound easily, preventing wrinkles and fine lines during youth. Unfortunately, as we age, our body's collagen production decreases. Forma by InMode addresses this issue directly with a non-invasive treatment that stimulates collagen production. Forma maintains your skin's youthful tautness as it is designed to enhance skin texture, tone, and overall appearance by restoring its firmness using radio-frequency energy.