How can I improve my neck?
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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