What can I do about lines going across my neck?

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What can I do about lines going across my neck?

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For horizontal skin lines and creases across the neck the best treatments include fillers and/or fractional CO2 laser with and without Ultherapy.  The horizontal lines can be improved but rarely eliminated because they are the result of normal neck movements, much like inner elbow creases.

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I hope this helps.

Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What can I do about lines going across my neck?

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I have had good results with injectables and very good patient satisfaction. These are two lines normally seen in the lower neck spread apart by about an inch or slightly more.

Meet with someone experienced in the technique.  Best wishes.

Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Beverly Hills, California

Jon A. Perlman, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Horizontal Neck Lines--SmartLipo, ThermiRf, VASER with fillers and botox/dysport; consider Thermage/Venus legacy

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Without a picture, it's difficult to determine. Liposuction with energy on the neck does very well to tighten and fillers can go directly into the lines for improvement.  Radiofrequency like thermage or venus legacy over time will help tighten as well.  I suggest seeing an expert for an in person consultation.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Lines across the neck

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Dear camkon,

  • These lines are a little tricky to correct
  • Usually, fillers such as Juvederm can be placed within the lines to improve them
  • It may take several treatments to get the best results depending on how severe the issue is
  • When you are ready, please see a specialist who can address your concerns


Dr. Nima

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Neck creases can be treated multiple ways

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Hi camkon.  Horizontal neck creases can be filled with natural or synthetic fillers for immediate improvement.  I have used platelet rich plasma as a natural filler-this has to be repeated but you will have a plentiful supply.  A synthetic filler is limited in supply but likely won't need to be repeated as often.  Increasing the dermal content of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic will help soften the lines and give a tightened appearance.  This can be accomplished with radiofrequency microneedling-like Profound technology.  A CO2 laser is also a good alternative.  All of these can be done with local anesthesia and have minimal downtime.  Good luck,

Neck Line Solutions

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Thanks for your question.  Horizontal neck lines plague many patients and can be treated with laser, ultherapy and botox.  Often these can be used in combination or just try one therapy and see if those results are pleasing to you.  You can always add another therapy at a later date and do it in stages.  These treatments give improvement, but are not completely eliminated in most cases.  Seek out a board certified plastic surgeon and see what his or her recommendations are for your specific anatomy.  Good luck in your search.

Neck lines - how to treat?

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Thank you for asking about your neck lines.

  • Most neck lines are formed by attachments of skin to underlying muscle -
  • Fillers will fill them if they are deep.
  • Microneedling can soften them if they are very fine.
  • Surgical release of the skin from the muscle should work but does not - the muscle simply reattaches.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Horizontal neck lines improve a lot with belotero or restylane silk injections.

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Fillers to the neck crease are usually the best option when patients are not a candidate for a neck lift. Belotero or restylane silk do wonderful and are easy to undergo.

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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