What Is the Best Way to Treat an Aging Neck?
Sagging and wrinkled neck skin can be problematic. With the right approach to treat an aging neck, an individual can correct this issue before it causes long-lasting damage to their facial appearance.
How to Keep the Neck Young
Aging neck treatments can help people keep the neck looking young. In addition to these treatments, there are many things that people can do to limit sagging skin, excess fat deposits, and other visible signs of aging in the neck. These include:
1. Use a Collagen Supplement
Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein. It supports skin health and is present in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones.
Research indicates collagen supplementation may improve skin elasticity. Meanwhile, collagen supplements are sold as dissolvable powders and pills. A collagen supplement can easily be incorporated into an individual’s diet. And the supplement could help an individual guard against aging neck skin.
2. Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise can help people build new layers of skin that are more elastic and thicker than ever before. It also reduces the risk of obesity, minimizing a risk that an individual will experience jowls or skin issues that hamper their facial appearance.
3. Eat Nutrient-Rich Foods
Consuming fish, seeds, nuts, and other foods high in Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids can stimulate collagen production. In doing so, it can help people keep their neck skin plump and tight.
4. Exfoliate the Neck Skin
By exfoliating the neck, an individual can address clogged pores that otherwise make the skin look old and dull. A gentle exfoliator is simple to use. And it can be seamlessly integrated into an individual’s skin care regimen, so he or she can keep their skin looking great long into the future.
5. Get Sufficient Rest
A good night’s sleep can go a long way toward maintaining healthy and vibrant neck skin. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes adults should try to get at least seven hours of sleep per day. With an effective sleep regimen in place, an individual is well-equipped to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated every day. Plus, this individual can keep the skin on their neck and face looking young.
These tips can help people improve their neck skin. If an aging neck damages an individual’s facial appearance, the problem is unlikely to disappear on its own.
At this point, it pays to consult with world-renowned facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles. Then, an individual can find out if he or she qualifies for various aging neck treatments.
What Types of Neck Rejuvenation Procedures Are Available?
A neck lift is used to treat loose skin, fat deposits, and other visible signs of aging present in the neck and jawline. The procedure trims excess neck skin and improves muscle laxity. As a result, a neck lift can provide a patient with improved facial contours and a youthful-looking neckline.
Neck lift surgery is intended for people dealing with excess skin or lax muscles in the neck. These people may also experience jowls and muscle banding in the neck.
On its own, neck lift surgery can help patients rejuvenate their facial appearance. But, there can be times when additional treatments are required to help a patient accomplish their facial rejuvenation treatment goals.
Facelift surgery, a brow lift, and blepharoplasty surgery are among the primary surgical procedures that can be performed in combination with a neck lift. Also, Botox, dermal fillers, and other non-surgical treatments may be required at the same time as a neck lift, so a patient can fully revitalize their appearance.
Along with a neck lift, turkey neck surgery is available to people dealing with sagging and wrinkled neck skin. Turkey neck surgery is intended for people who experience muscle weakness in the neck. For these people, the neck skin loses elasticity, and they are increasingly susceptible to sagging and wrinkled skin on the neck and jawline.
Like a neck lift, turkey neck surgery can be performed on its own or in combination with other surgical or non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. Exercises to strengthen muscles in the lower portion of a patient’s face may be recommended for use in lieu of or following turkey neck surgery as well.
How to Determine What Aging Neck Treatments Are Right for You
Neck tightening procedures are not interchangeable, and a patient should evaluate all of the neck rejuvenation treatments at their disposal. With an in-depth approach to neck rejuvenation, a patient can determine the best course of action to correct an aging neck.
There are several neck rejuvenation treatment questions that a patient should consider before agreeing to undergo a surgical or non-surgical procedure to treat an aging neck. These questions include:
1. Can I Correct an Aging Neck on My Own?
An aging neck may seem like a major problem, but the issue is treatable. Surgical and non-surgical procedures are viable options for many patients coping with an aging neck. However, there are times when a patient can forgo these procedures and use certain skin care products to address aging skin on the neck and jawline.
Consulting with Dr. Azizzadeh provides an excellent starting point for those who are exploring ways to correct aging neck skin. Dr. Azizzadeh can evaluate a patient’s neck and jawline and offer tips and recommendations to alleviate signs of aging in these areas. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes a patient can benefit from a neck lift, turkey neck surgery, or other surgical or non-surgical neck rejuvenation treatments, he will let him or her know. Or, if Dr. Azizzadeh believes aging skin in the neck and jawline can be addressed with alternative treatments, he will help his patient plan accordingly.
2. Are There Any Exercises That Can Be Used to Treat an Aging Neck?
A daily exercise regimen can tone muscles, improve an individual’s overall health, and reduce the risk of an aging neck skin. Conversely, no research to date indicates that exercises can be used to correct an aging neck.
Dr. Azizzadeh recognizes that there is no “silver-bullet” solution to correct signs of aging in the neck. He delivers personalized assistance to patients coping with an aging neck. He conducts a thorough evaluation to learn about his patient’s facial rejuvenation treatment goals. Dr. Azizzadeh then offers a custom treatment recommendation. He also verifies that his patient’s treatment recovery stays on track, so he or she can achieve the best results.
3. What Are the Risks Associated with a Neck Rejuvenation Procedure?
There is no such thing as a “foolproof” neck rejuvenation procedure. There are risks associated with surgical and non-surgical neck revitalization treatments, and it is important to understand these dangers. That way, a patient knows exactly what to expect following a neck revitalization procedure.
Dr. Azizzadeh wants a patient to make an informed decision about their neck rejuvenation treatment. He educates patients about neck tightening procedures, how they are performed, and the recovery time associated with them. Dr. Azizzadeh also encourages patients to ask questions about these procedures.
4. Will a Neck Tightening Procedure Deliver Long-Lasting Results?
The results of a neck tightening procedure vary based on the treatment, the severity of a patient’s aging neck skin, and other factors. Fortunately, when patients work with Dr. Azizzadeh, they can find out when they will achieve their intended results.
Dr. Azizzadeh crafts a detailed plan for each of his neck rejuvenation patients. The plan includes information about a neck tightening procedure and how a patient can streamline their recovery process. It is also personalized to a patient and accounts for follow-up appointments in the weeks and months after a neck tightening procedure is performed.
5. How Much Does a Neck Tightening Procedure Cost?
Neck tightening procedure costs vary. Typically, a neck tightening surgery can have a greater upfront cost than a non-surgical treatment. On the other hand, a non-surgical neck tightening procedure may require regular follow-ups, which can raise the total cost of treatment over time.
Dr. Azizzadeh can help patients assess the pros and cons of surgical and non-surgical neck tightening treatments. He personalizes a treatment plan to his patient. This ensures a patient can get the most value out of any surgical or non-surgical neck tightening procedure.
Furthermore, neck tightening treatments are generally not covered by insurance. Dr. Azizzadeh can educate his patients about financing options for these procedures. This ensures a patient won’t have to wait to undergo a neck tightening procedure. Instead, he or she can explore financing options to get the funds required to receive a neck tightening treatment at their convenience.
6. Where Should You Go for a Neck Tightening Treatment?
Facial plastic surgeons offer aging neck treatments in cities and towns across the United States. Regardless, it is beneficial to choose a surgeon that specializes in neck tightening treatments. This increases the likelihood that a patient can undergo a treatment that delivers their desired neck tightening results. It also minimizes the patient’s risk of treatment complications.
Dr. Azizzadeh can perform simple and complex neck tightening treatments. He works diligently on behalf of his patients. Dr. Azizzadeh verifies that an aging neck treatment is safe and effective for a patient. He explains his treatment plan to his patient and ensures he or she is satisfied with it. Dr. Azizzadeh devotes extensive time, energy, and resources to perform a neck tightening procedure as well. He remains accessible after treatment and ensures a neck tightening treatment helps his patient achieve a natural-looking and beautiful facial appearance.
7. Is Now the Right Time to Undergo a Neck Tightening Procedure?
The longer an individual waits to correct an aging neck, the worse the issue can get. By consulting with a facial plastic surgeon, an individual can take the first step to improve their neck skin.
Dr. Azizzadeh encourages anyone coping with neck skin issues to seek out treatment. He can meet with a patient to evaluate their aging neck and other issues that impact their facial appearance. From here, Dr. Azizzadeh can determine the best course of action to help his patient address these problems.
Want to Learn More About Neck Tightening Procedures? Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
One of the best ways to keep the neck looking young: undergo a neck rejuvenation procedure performed by Dr. Azizzadeh.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery expert. He understands the intricacies of aging neck treatments and offers neck tightening procedures tailored to his patients. Dr. Azizzadeh can also teach patients how to treat an aging neck before it can hamper their appearance.
The decision to undergo a neck tightening procedure is significant, and Dr. Azizzadeh can help a patient evaluate all aspects of treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh is available to discuss different neck tightening procedures and offer a custom treatment recommendation. For patients who qualify for a neck rejuvenation procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh can help them correct aging neck skin right away, too.
Dr. Azizzadeh offers in-person and virtual consultations to patients considering neck rejuvenation and other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. To find out more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-692-9692.