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Procedures to Treat Neck Wrinkles


The causes of neck wrinkles are usually multi-factorial. They can include a hereditary predisposition to wrinkling and laxity. Unhealthy lifestyle decisions, including excess sun damage, UV light exposure through tanning beds, smoking, excessive drinking, weight loss and weight gain.

Good candidates for neck rejuvenation treatments are patients with wrinkling, laxity, brown and red discoloration of the neck skin. SpaMedica offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for neck wrinkles.


What are neck wrinkles & lines?

Patients with neck wrinkles suffer from a very common aesthetic condition, specifically increased wrinkling, laxity, brown and red discoloration of the neck.

What causes old looking neck skin?

There are several large, broad categories and causes for neck wrinkles. Old-looking skin in general, whether of the neck or back of the hands, décolleté or any area of the body, is generally caused by a combination of hereditary and genetic predisposition and lifestyle factors that exacerbate that genetic predisposition. The primary cause of old-looking neck skin, namely laxity and wrinkles, with or without neckbands and cords, is caused by hereditary aging. Depending on your genetic code and makeup, as you age the collagen content, elastin content and ground substances of your skin, those physical structures in your skin that provide elastic recoil and youthful elasticity, are worn down and lost, leading to lax, inelastic, wrinkled, droopy, saggy, lax skin of the neck, hand, inner thigh, back, arms and knees. Neck wrinkles, which means that the skin is lax and with or without cords, can be made even older with extrinsic, non-genetic causes of skin aging. These extrinsic or lifestyle choices include prolonged and repeated exposure to ultraviolet light and sun damage, combined with weight loss, weight gain, smoking and poor dietary habits and can take neck skin, skin of the back of the hands, loose skin of the arms, forearm, above the knee or inner thigh and cause further and significant deterioration. These extrinsic or secondary causes of old-looking skin include increased pigmentation and brown discolouration with very fine lines, crepey skin and skin that often has the appearance of an “iguana or lizard”.

Will old looking neck skin recur following treatment? And how can I prevent this?

Once patients have achieved a youthful rejuvenation with a combination of techniques performed, they can protect the results achieved by following healthy lifestyle decisions such as avoiding excessive sun exposure, weight loss, weight gain, smoking and excessive drinking, as well as undergoing recommended maintenance treatments involving fractional lasers, radiofrequency, skin tightening lasers and infrared devices, as well as Botox. Using this approach, with relatively minimal maintenance, one to two treatments a year, can leave the neck skin looking youthful, attractive and rejuvenated.


Neck Lift

A small incision under the chin will reduce sagging skin under your chin or localized fat deposits by removing fat and tightening the muscles.

Fractional CO2 Laser

The fractional C02 laser treats superficial and deep skin layers to rejuvenate, tighten and brighten the skin.


Fractora is a fractional skin resurfacing and subdermal tissue coagulation tool that is utilized to enhance the results of fractional lasers and surgical procedures.

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