With aging comes fat and collagen loss around the neck, leading to permanent wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, and prominent neckbands. A combination of treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections, PRP, injectable enhancements, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening and lasers can be used to treat signs of aging like wrinkles, sun spots and skin laxity.
What Are Neck Lines and Laxity?
The skin on our neck is delicate and has fewer oil glands than the rest of our face. This, combined with daily exposure to the sun, can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the neck, a condition known as “neck lines.” In addition, as we age, the skin on our neck becomes less elastic and begins to sag, a condition known as “laxity.”
What Causes Neck Lines and Laxity?
The reasons for neck lines and laxity are numerous, including sun damage, weight gain or loss, genetics, and aging.
Sun damage is one of the most common causes of neck lines and laxity. The skin on the neck is thin and delicate, making it susceptible to changes in temperature and UV exposure.
Weight gain or loss can also cause neck lines and laxity. When the skin stretches or contracts due to fluctuations in weight, it can lead to wrinkles and sagging.
Genetics also play a role in the development of neck lines and laxity. If your parents or grandparents had loose, wrinkled skin on their necks, you may be more likely to develop the same condition. Finally, aging is a major factor in the development of neck lines and laxity.
As we get older, our skin loses collagen and elastin, two proteins that help keep the skin firm and elastic. As a result, wrinkles and sagging become more common with age. While there is no single cause of neck lines and laxity, these are some of the most common contributing factors.
You may have heard the term Tech Neck more recently and it is a real cosmetic condition caused by staring down at our cell phones and tablets which causes our necks to wrinkle and the lines to deepen.
Botox / Xeomin
As with any injectable procedure, including Botox at our Vancouver clinic, it is important to have an experienced and skilled injector that can deliver desired results and manage the entire process from the initial consultation to the follow-up after your appointment.
Volite is an injectable moisturizer that is the ideal skin booster to hydrate the skin while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. After your Volite treatment, your skin will look and feel radiant, dewy and renewed.
Ultherapy is the ONLY FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck, chin and brow and improves lines and wrinkles on the upper chest by delivering collagen-boosting energy precisely and accurately to the treatment area.
HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing
The Halo Laser is a revolutionary fractional resurfacing treatment at our Vancouver clinic that treats some of the most common skin damage problems, including sun damage, aging, discoloration, uneven skin tone and scarring. We are the only clinic to offer the innovative Halo laser treatment in downtown Vancouver.
Forever Young BBL™ Laser
The Forever Young BBL is a broadband laser treatment at our Vancouver clinic that is the only device on the market that has been shown to change the expression of genes associated with aging, longevity, and increased lifespan. With regular Forever Young BBL treatments, your skin will look clearer, smoother, and much younger.