How can I improve my neck?

I have a very wrinkled neck from hrs in the sun when I was young. What is the best method of improving my neck. I look 90 yrs old because of it and I'm 58. It's very Thanks so much!

I think the neck is a little bit the “holy grail” right now in the nonsurgical world.  There’s a lot of interest and research being done.  Here are some general guidelines about the neck and chest area:

  1. Decide on the main problem and fix that first – the main ones are too much laxity (loose skin), color problems (red and/or brown and blotchy), necklace lines (those horizontal ones), and crepeyness (tiny wrinkles all over).  You may have more than one.  But target the ones bothering you most.
  2.  If you have a lot of loose skin, lasers or radiofrequency cannot fix that at this point in time: you’ll need a surgeon.  You do have the option of waiting a few years to see what develops.
  3. Lasers will improve considerably crepeyness and color problems.  You will usually need a series of 3-5.   Consider the fractionated CO2 laser like the DEKA DOT for the former and an IPL or pulsed dye laser for the latter.  Or read more from the section titled lasers.
  4. Botox and/or some of the very light fillers (like the Belotero by Merck) are good for the horizontal lines generally.

Hope this helps,  Dr. I


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