What are neck cords and neck bands? And what causes them?
Patients with neck cords and neck band are suffering from an aging facial process that is very common and is frequently a source for neck bands treatment requests. Neck cords or neck bands are caused by laxity of the two muscles on each side of the neck (platysma bands) that then fall forward causing lax and redundant bands of skin and underlying muscle. These neck cords or neck bands also referred to as “turkey neck” are amenable to a number of treatments, both surgical and non surgical, for improvement and enhancement. Sometimes neck cords and neck bands will be more noticeable after a massive amount of weight loss but generally they are associated with normal facial aging and deterioration of support.
Can I do neck bands treatment? And if so, what can I use to treat them with?
People suffering from neck cords and neck bands can be treated with a variety of surgical and non surgical cosmetic procedures to create a rejuvenated and youthful appearance of the neck. One of the most common treatments involves a mini surgical procedure called a neck lift. The neck lift can be performed under local anesthesia in a relatively short period of time, usually around two hours. The extra skin of the turkey gobbler neck and the neck bands can be tightened, improved and repositioned to create a youthful rejuvenation of the neck. The scars from a neck lift procedure are stealthily hidden within and behind the ear and sometimes under the chin. A neck lift procedure is a very popular procedure and is associated with very little discomfort and pain following the operation. Other non-invasive SpaMedica procedures that could be offered for neck cord patients include Botox Injectable, used to relax the neck cords of their hyper dynamic or tense activity, SmartLipo laser assisted liposuction, Bodytite™ radiofrequency assisted liposuction also known as NeckTite™ under chin can be performed under local anesthesia. Furthermore, external radiofrequency, infrared and laser tightening and fractionated resurfacing procedures, such as Thermage, Refirme, TiteFX, Freeze, Velashape and Triactive can be used to in neck rejuvenation procedures.
SpaMedica Toronto Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre and Toronto cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Mulholland, are two of the most reputable and recognized names in Canada, well known for their expertise in delivering natural appearing neck rejuvenation results to thir neck cord patients.
If I have my neck bands and neck cords treated with a necklift or another procedure will they recur? And how can I prevent that?
Patients who undergo neck bands treatment or other non-surgical rejuvenation procedures of the neck cords and bands such as Botox Injectable, radiofrequency tightening, SmartLipo, NeckTite™ and radiofrequency liposuction, will have a natural and youthful rejuvenation of the neck region. Natural aging processes, however, will continue to affect the neck and, over time, there will be a recurrence of some of the original laxity and neck cord and neck bands. There are a number of procedures that Dr. Stephen Mulholland will recommend such therapies such as Botox Injectable, fractional lasers and fractionated radiofrequency devices, and FotoFacial to maintain, preserve and protect the your rejuvenated neck appearance following completion.
If you are interested in seeking a consultation with SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland and his team of experts, simply fill out our online consultation request form or call SpaMedica now at 877-712-8367 to schedule a consultation.
SpaMedica recommends the following treatments for patients looking to get rid of neck cords and neck bands: