Ageing is a process that is natural and ultimately happens to everyone. From the first signs of fine wrinkles to the first strands of grey hair, how each individual develops varies. Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics has viable options that make neck ageing less noticeable, and less able to detract from one’s facial beauty.
As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, hydration levels start to decrease, and the skins moisture content drops. This results in appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. The neck is no exception to this, and as we age the neck can also loose shape as the muscles in the middle of the neck begin to sag. The neck area is also one of the most exposed and is prone to pigmentation and sun damage, adding to the aged appearance.
Treating Neck Ageing
Using a combination of treatment and skincare, we aim to reduce the appearance of neck laxity and ageing by promoting collagen production, improving skin elasticity and reducing and removing sun damage and pigmentation.
Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy is a non-invasive procedure that creates microscopic channels into the skin. This stimulates the wound healing response, triggering the production of new collagen and elastin fibres to correct and re-build the skin’s structure. For neck laxity, Skin needling can encourage renewal of collagen fibres within the skin, improve the skin’s elasticity and improve the tone in the skin tissue around the neck and jaw region.
Laser Correction Facial
Our Laser Correction Facial Treatment can be performed to the Face and Neck to improve elasticity. Utilizing Q-switch laser technology, the rapid speed of the laser combined with a high repetition rate causes vibration in the skin which helps to eliminate impurities and stimulate collagen. The 1064nm wavelength specifically targets the deeper layers of the skin to promote new collagen/elastin and the breaking up of deeper pigmentation whilst still providing a safe treatment for all skin types. Laser Correction Facials to the neck aid in remodelling and reshaping the damaged or stretched tissue and is especially good for tightening skin laxity and reducing Poikiloderma(patches of pigmentation on the sides of the neck). This treatment can also be alternated with Skin Needling Treatments to maximize results.
What about Skin Care?
Similar to Professional Skin Needling, this non-invasive at home treatment uses microscopic needles to treat ageing, pigmentation, scarring and stretch marks. While an in-clinic needling treatment focuses on restructuring the dermis and requires downtime, this device uses small surgical stainless-steel needles to create tiny puncture channels in only the superficial layers/epidermis to encourage the natural wound healing and regenerating response. Use of a Home roller is recommended in conjunction with a prescribed serum as it allows it to penetrate faster and increases product penetration by 100%. The channels created close after only minutes, locking in the anti-aging and anti-oxidants ingredients with little to no downtime. Performing this treatment 2 -3 times a week will result in lighter and brighter skin, increased collagen production, faded scarring, and a more plump and hydratedAs home rollers work on the superficial layers of the skin, it is recommended to use in conjunction with professional in-clinic treatments and recommended homecare for maximum results.
Vitamin A when applied topically works to thicken and stimulate the dermis which in turn reduces wrinkles, fine lines and slows the breakdown of collagen and elastin by increasing the amount of collagen deposits. Cosmedix’ Vitamin A (AGP complex), found in Define and Refine Serums, works to reduce the appearance of age spots, hyperpigmentation, and make the skin look and feel firmer. A skin analysis will be performed by your clinician to determine the ideal serum for maximum results.
Cosmedix Affirm and Radiance Serum
Anti-oxidants are vital in the fight against free radical damage and environmental stress that causes damage to collagen and elastin. Cosmedix Affirm Serum visibly eliminates the appearance of environmental damage and improves the look of photodamaged skin, while resveratrol and age-defying biopeptides help firm skin and smooth lines and wrinkles. Cosmedix Radiance Serum is slightly more potent and is recommended for a more mature or lax skin. Featuring trehalose, peptides and antioxidants, it also helps minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles but also aims to improve sagging skin. A skin analysis will be performed by your clinician to determine which is the ideal serum for maximum results.