Chances are, you regularly apply wrinkle-reducing products around your eyes, mouth, and jaw—but when was the last time you thought about your neck? Many dermatologists and makeup artists can decipher a woman’s age simply by looking at her neck and hands, two frequently neglected areas. With all the treatments available to soften facial lines, plump up skin, and erase age spots, shaving off a few years from your neck is now an easy option. A common concern we see among our patients is reducing the appearance of horizontal lines along the neck, commonly known as “necklace lines.”
What are Necklace Lines?
Necklace lines are horizontal lines etched into the skin. We are all born with them to some extent, but they tend to deepen and look more noticeable as we age and skin loses collagen and elasticity. Wind and sun exposure, which can both cause skin to dry out, may also increase horizontal necklines.
Prevention and Treatment Options
At Leah Nickie ADVANCED AESTHETICS, we offer a range of medical aesthetic treatments to reduce the appearance of necklace lines. Fortunately, most are non-surgical, non-invasive, and require little to no downtime.
- Neck rejuvenation: The dermal filler Belotero can be injected into your necklace lines, softening and often eliminating them. In this gentle procedure, tiny amounts of filler are injected just below the surface of the skin, adding volume for a more youthful appearance. We often recommend pairing this with a Botox or Xeomin This combination provides a remarkably more youthful silhouette and appearance.
- Pellevé Skin Tightening: Leah Nickie ADVANCED AESTHETHICS is the only medical skin care center in Boulder to offer this non-invasive treatment that is FDA approved to tighten and firm trouble spots without surgery. Using radio frequency technology, Pellevé heats the deep layers of the skin, allowing collagen fibers to contract and tighten—all without damaging the outer layers of the skin. Along with the neck and décolleté, Pellevé can be used to tighten areas on the jaw line, laugh lines, forehead, eyelids, crow's feet, and lines around the mouth.
- IPL Photo Rejuvenation: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses broadband light to treat unwanted hair, pigment, and redness on the face, neck, and hands. IPL converts therapeutic broadband light to a gentle heat energy that destroys unwanted areas while protecting surrounding healthy tissue.
No matter which treatment option you choose, remember to treat your neck with the same amount of love you show your face—this means daily SPF and applying a moisturizing, antioxidant-rich cream at night.
Leah Nickie ADVANCED AESTHETICS is proud to be medically directed by Dr. Cynthia Ruggero, a Board Certified MD and a member of the International Association of Physicians for Aesthetic Medicine. We are pleased to offer an initial consultation at no charge where you will meet with Dr. Ruggero or the talented Dr. Julie Seaman to determine your skin type and discuss the appropriate treatment plan for you. Book your appointment for a consultation today!