Deep Neck Lines and Folds. (photo)
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Horizontal neck folds
Neck Folds in the Back of the Neck
This is a very tough problem as there are no good options for your problem. Surgical tightening is possible with a hair line incision but the likelihood of the lines recurring is very high since it is a congenital problem. The creams and other superficial treatments that some will offer as a solution will not be effective as you have already discovered.
Fat grafting in an option but it is very expensive and not particularly reliable in terms of outcomes. Another option would be a filler. Most fillers are temporary. You could try a filler in one area to see if you get any satisfying resolution. If you do, then I would suggest moving on to a permanent filler like Bellafill so that you do not have to keep coming back.
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Horizontal neck lines
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I concur with the rest of the surgeons who have commented.
It is very difficult to cure but can be temporized with a combination of fat grafting, liposuction and fillers in some cases.
I have seen them resected with a large scar followed by laser. This can then be covered up with make-up but does leave a rather large scar which most cosmetic surgeons are hesitant to undertake.
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Deep Neck Lines and Folds.
Deep hereditary neck folds
Focus on tightening the surrounding adjacent skin with Ulthera and Fractional Laser to improve appearance
Neck folds lines
Treatment of neck lines
Once an underlying etiology is elucidated, you can start looking ahead towards treatment options. These may include either adding or decreasing volume on your neck. There is a new product on the horizon from a company called Kythera that should be approved by the FDA soon. It is currently called ATX–101. The clinical trials for this product looked at its ability to dissolve submental fat, under the chin, and it may provide a future option and some hope as far as treatment for you.
To guarantee you're receiving the highest level of care, seek out a dermatologic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who is board certified and fellowship trained in one of these "core four" cosmetic specialties.
Laser Assisted Weekend Facelift
Cervicofacial Liposculpture is first employed to contour the unfavorable fatty changes seen in the face and neck as time passes by, such as the ‘Turkey neck’ and ‘double chin’.
Careful attention is then turned to tightening the neck muscles and eliminating neck bands. Finally, I employ laser technology to ‘resurface’ the underside of the neck skin, thereby ‘shrinkwrapping’ the skin of the neck restoring a youthful contour.
A consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon will help determine which procedures will provide the best results for you.
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