Best Laser for Improvement of Skin Quality on Neck?
- Asked by Anonymous73 in USA
- 1 year ago
I would like type and brand recs please. Co2, fraxel, ablative fractional... Mixto vs total fx...too many choices. Help?
Laser treatment for the neck
The best treatment for texture, pores and fine lines is the microablative fractionated CO2 laser like SmartSkin. This laser is very effective for wrinkles, acne scars, and improving skin texture. It is very effective on the neck as well. This laser treatment is very precise and predictable. You will have two days of swelling, two days of peeling and two days of redness. To maintain your result I would consider using SkinMedica TNS essential serum with growth factors.
Lasers Most Effective and Safe for Improving Skin Quality on the Neck
Because of the different healing qualities of the skin on the neck and chest - greater caution and less aggressive treatments must be considered than would ordinarily be applied to the face itself.
For the most significant improvement in the quality of your neck skin, a fractionated type of resurfacing could be considered. Second, you might consider a micro laser peel. Third, a very effective non-ablative treatment to consider to improve both the quality and contour of your neck skin is a broadband light (BBL) skin tightening treatment.
The laser that I prefer is the Sction Joule™ laser system which encompasses a number of different ablative and non-ablative modalities. Specifically, the 3 treatment considerations I noted above are, in my experience, best achieved with:
ProFractional™ laser treatment (ablative channeling)
Contour TRL™ micro laser peel treatment (erbium: YAG laser)
SkinTyte laser treatment (non-ablative)
Often, all 3 of these laser modalities are used in combination, as needed, to address your unique skin issues
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Lasers for Neck Skin
In my experience, repeated treatments with the NDYag laser smooths and tightens the slightly loosened neck. The same is true of many other lasers.
Don't try to figure out 'the best.' Consult a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or laser specialist physician to advise you.
- Lasers to tighten the neck nut do not correct the sun damage that loosened it.
- So when the neck skin is discolored, lined and 'crepey', I prefer TCA peels, with 2 weeks of pre-treatment with tretinoin (Retin A) and hydroquinone.
- Two to three peels spaced 6 weeks apart in my hands give better, safer, permanent and often dramatic improvement in the appearance of the neck.
- At a certain point of loosening, only face and neck lift surgery will help.
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Best Laser for Improvement on the Neck
While many devices are tailored for skin tightening in the neck, the greater challenge remains how to improve the tone and texture of neck skin. Technologies that tighten the neck skin sometimes do not address issues like sun damage, discoloration, and even wrinkling and that can extend down to the chest area.
To this end, I still believe laser resurfacing has a space in treating a wide variety of issues in the skin of the nexk and uppe chest. My protocol includes various RF devices for tightening (Thermage, Ulthera, or Viora), but on the surface I still like fractional ablative Co2 laser resurfacing. Any device can be used as long as it can be compatible for these settings. My device of choice remains the Lutronic Eco2 laser.
The treatment protocol I use focuses on a spot size of about 300 microns, with about 7.5 percent coverage repeated three times. In the submental area (under the chin), one can drop down to 120-150 micron spot size with about 10 percent coverage, but outside this area it is important to increase spot size. As for depth, in the submentum I have found it safe to treat down to 1000-1200 microns, but outside this area I like to stay in the 300-500 micron depth range. Hope this helps and good luck!!
You do no really say what about your neck bothers you. Ablative resurfacing is risky on the neck since you could develop scarring if the practicioner is not very careful with the energy level from the laser. Non-ablative would be safer. If your have redness of your neck that bothers you the a pulsed dye laser could be used. There is a good and safe one called the Perfecta made by Candela laser corporation. Several treatment sessions are necessary and this should not be done if you are tan.
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