When you think about looking younger, your face is probably the first area that comes to mind. It makes sense, after all – our face is where signs of aging tend to first appear, and when we look in the mirror, it’s the first thing we see. Unfortunately, some of our patients at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) have focused so much on anti-aging for the face that they forget how easily the neck and chin can give away their age. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to rejuvenate the neck.
Fractional laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective ways to revitalize aging skin. The procedure uses specialized lasers to remove damaged surface skin while stimulating collagen to make the fresh skin emerge to be firmer and more youthful. Both Fraxel® and DOT Therapy use variations of this method, but for an even less invasive way to rejuvenate your skin with lasers, we also offer PicoSure® skin rejuvenaton. With their new lens array, the PicoSure® laser provides an excellent way to reduce age spots and certain other brown spots while also stimulating collagen for a subtle firming effect, all with no downtime. In a similar way, we also offer photo rejuvenation with Lumecca™ for the neck.
Excess fat under the chin can happen to people of all ages and sizes, and it can certainly contribute to an older-looking neck. While we provide liposuction for patients who want surgical precision, we also offer the latest nonsurgical options, too. CoolSculpting® is a patient favorite that freezes fat cells in order to reduce them in targeted areas, and they’ve recently released their new CoolMini™, which allows the power of CoolSculpting® to be used on the “double chin.” If you’re looking for a quicker treatment time, we also offer Kybella® chin fat reduction, an injectable that kills fat cells specifically in the area of the neck under the chin. The procedure takes just minutes with little or no recovery time, so it’s perfect for those with a busy schedule.
If your primary concern for your neck and chin area is skin laxity, we offer procedures that focus on this specific need. Infini™ is a highly advanced procedure that combines microneedling (a method that stimulates collagen on its own) with targeted radio frequency (RF) energy to make the results even more powerful. For an even less invasive option, Ultherapy™ skin tightening uses focused ultrasound energy to warm the deeper layers of the skin, leading to collagen production for a firmer and more youthful neck.
Specialized Skin Care Products
In the same way that you need to maintain a healthy diet at home to maintain the fitness results a physical trainer can help you achieve, you’ll need to follow a consistent daily skin care regimen to supplement and maintain the results of your anti-aging treatments. We offer a variety of products that are particularly successful for the neck area, such as Alastin Skin Nectar™ and Revision® Nectifirm®.
As visible as you may think facial wrinkles are, the reality is that your chin and neck area can be just as prominent. That’s why it’s important to keep your anti-aging efforts well-rounded – so you can look youthful and natural at the same time. To get started on the road toward a younger-looking you, schedule an appointment at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. For more skin care tips for anti-aging and beyond, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Don’t forget to check out our upcoming facial rejuvenation events, too, including our August 23rd Cosmetic Day and our Red Carpet Event with Dr. Griffin on August 30th.