What is the best treatment for a touch of crepey neck skin? (photos)
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Crepe neck skin
I agree you appear to be doing the right things. I would suggest a very small amount of Ultherapy to lift and tighten the skin nonsurgically. I recommend it to most of my patients over 40 in small sessions as a preventative measure, maybe 2-3 times per decade, to stave off needing surgery down the road. It should help smooth out that skin for you in 1-2 sessions, neck only, so not too expensive.
Neck skin treatment
A non-surgical option that could improve the thin prominent bands of muscle in your anterior neck is botox. Usually 15-20 units of botox are injected into each band resulting in a softened appearance. In young patients such as yourself I have also had success with an isolated submentoplasty (platysmaplasty) which involves tightening the platysma muscle in the neck through a small hidden incision under the chin.
What is the best treatment for a touch of crepey neck skin?
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Treating Crepey Neck Skin
It's best to begin by consulting with a surgeon in-person. The presence of banding down the front of the #neck, and, amount of excess skin and condition of your skin are among some factors which determine what treatments will best rejuvenate your neck .
During your initial examination, your chin will be evaluated along with the neck and jawline. A weak #chin implies a lack of chin support for the skin along the neck line. In younger individuals a chin implant alone is usually all that is needed to improve the appearance of the neck. Subsequently, it will also improve the overall #balance of the face and can create the illusion of a smaller nose. As a stand-alone procedure, chin augmentation can be performed in the office under local #anesthesia. For individuals with signs of #aging in the neck, a chin implant added to one of the recommended procedures above, will provide optimal results.
However, you may want to consider Lite-lift™ which is an affordable, quick, and effective innovative facelift developed by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Larry Nichter and myself. The goal of the #LiteLift is to provide a less invasive natural looking option for both men and women desiring to refresh their appearance with less downtime and risks. The LiteLift® is a “real” facelift, which does address the underlying muscle, tissue and overlying skin.
This is a modified facelift that can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic and improve signs of aging around the neck, jawbone and lower face. These procedures are not "Thread-lifts" or "String-lifts". We do not use the "barbed" sutures employed in these other lifting operations. The Lite-lift™ uses longer lasting techniques. Because the incisions are limited, there is less bruising, swelling and healing time for most patients. Many patients can be back to work in one to two weeks looking rested and more youthful.
The best candidates for #LiteLift are non-smoking patients 35-60 years old with stable skin elasticity, well-defined bone structure but showing early changes of the lower face and the neck. Older patients who cannot or do not wish to have a longer operation or general anesthetic can be improved with a Lite Lift™. All in all, Lite Lift™ surgery is individualized for each patient.
A board certified plastic surgeon should evaluate both your anatomical features and aesthetic goals to suggest which procedure best suits your needs. In some cases there may be more than one option to choose from. If you are not a candidate at the time of your #consultation, your board surgeon can recommend non-surgical alternatives to address your concern.
Thank you for your question. You should remain patient after the chin implant as you patients tend to experience better results as they continue to recover. Meanwhile, you should keep your board certified facial plastic surgeon aware of your recovery progress and of your desire to improve the neck through surgical and non-surgical techniques.