How to Rejuvenate Your Neck

Neck rejuvenation has become more and more popular recently. Part of this has to do with people using cell phones more. When people use their cell phones they usually look down, which can cause wrinkles sometimes called tech neck. Also, many people take selfie pictures with their cell phones to put on social media. In selfie pictures the head is usually turned so that the neck is much more visible that a picture from the front.

What changes occur in the neck over time?

There are many changes that happen in the neck area that affect how you look. These occur on many different levels including the skin, muscles, fat, and bones. Over time, mostly with sun exposure you lose the collagen in your skin. Collagen is the protein in your skin that keeps it firm and tight. As a result, your skin becomes loose and you can see wrinkles. These wrinkles become accentuated every time you look down such as when you sit at a computer or look at your cell phone. There are also muscles in the neck that contract when you make certain facial expressions. Over time the muscle gets stronger and you can see vertical bands in the neck. Some people also have submental fullness, better known as a double chin. This isn’t always because a person is fat; the aging process itself can create a double chin. Finally, the bones in the lower face change over time. This decreases the definition of the jawline. Fortunately, there are many options to improve the appearance of your neck.

A E Skin Green Tea Essentials Firming Neck Cream

The first thing Dr. Alex recommends for people concerned with their neck is the A E Skin Green Tea Essentials Firming Neck Cream. The A E Skin Green Tea Essentials Firming Neck Cream is an outstanding product that patients love. The A E Skin Green Tea Essentials Firming Neck Cream helps correct any uneven color on the skin and it tightens the skin. The A E Skin Green Tea Essentials Firming Neck Cream contains a special ingredient from a flower called the Edelweis flower. This is a flower that grows in harsh conditions in the Swiss Alps. The Edelweis flower is exposed to cold weather, low levels of oxygen, and high amounts of sun exposure, all of which are dangerous to plants. The Edelweis flower has a powerful antioxidant that protects it from the elements and allows it to grow in these conditions. When the extract from the Edelweis flower is applied to your skin, your skin gets all of these benefits, making it look more youthful. Using the A E Skin Green Tea Essentials Firming Neck Cream will improve the results of any treatments you have on your neck.

Skin Tightening

As mentioned above, the skin loses collagen over time. This is because your body does not make as much collagen and because the collagen gets damaged from things like sun exposure. Laser skin tightening stimulates your body to create more collagen. Dr. Alex recommends the Infrared Facial. The Infrared Facial uses gentle micro-pulses of infrared light to slowly and gently heat the skin. You barely feel the heat and you don’t need any numbing cream for an Infrared Facial. You’ll see a glow on the skin right away after a 15-minute treatment with the Infrared Facial. And there’s no recovery time after an Infrared Facial so you can go back to work and resume your normal activities right away. Dr. Alex recommends a series of six Infrared Facial treatments done every two weeks followed by one maintenance Infrared Facial treatment every three months to keep your skin looking youthful and firm.

Skin Tightening Demonstration

Laser Skin Tightening Before and After

 Laser Skin Tightening Before and After


In your neck you have a thin and broad muscle called the platysma muscle. This muscle goes from your collar bone to the skin in your lower face. When you contract this muscle, the lower face gets pulled down. This happens when you make certain facial expressions or movements with your lips. Some people use this muscle more than others and the muscle gets strong. When the muscle gets very strong sometimes you can see vertical neck bands. In some people you can see horizontal lines across the neck sometimes called necklace lines. Botox is a purified protein used to treat wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Botox is best known to treat wrinkles in the upper face such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal forehead lines. However, Botox can also be used on other muscles such as the platysma. Botox relaxes this muscle so you won’t see the vertical bands and the horizontal necklace lines become a lot less visible. You’ll see your initial results with Botox after just a few days. In some cases, it takes up to two weeks for full results with Botox. Most people enjoy their results from a Botox for three to four months. At that time, Dr. Alex recommends a maintenance treatment with Botox.

Botox Before and After

 Laser Skin Tightening Before and After


As you age, fat accumulates in different areas. For some people it’s around the waist, while for others it’s in the thighs. Many people also get a buildup of fat under the chin. This is called submental fullness and more commonly known as a double chin. It can be caused by weight gain, but a double chin is also seen normally with age. There’s also a genetic component to the double chin. This type of fat is sometimes called stubborn fat since it may not even go away with diet and exercise. The good news is that Kybella can treat this stubborn fat. Kybella is a salt that dissolves the fat, and the fat is slowly eliminated by your body over time. A Kybella treatment is very fast. Before your Kybella treatment, you’ll get numbing cream on the area for about 15 minutes. Then your skin will be cleaned and marked. A small needle is used to place the Kybella in different areas of your neck. Dr. Alex uses a painless injection technique to make it easy. Immediately after your Kybella treatment you’ll feel a burning sensation; we’ll apply an ice pack to keep you comfortable. The area will be swollen for a week or two after the Kybella treatment. This is normal and means that the Kybella treatment is working. You’ll see improvement slowly over time. Dr. Alex recommends at least two Kybella treatments done two to three months apart. What people love most about Kybella is that once you have a series of treatments your body can no longer store nor accumulate fat in the area. This means that you’ll never need a maintenance treatment. Using the A E Skin Green Tea Essentials Firming Neck Cream and having a series of Infrared Facial treatment between your Kybella treatments will make your results even better.

Kybella Demonstration


Kybella Before and After

 Laser Skin Tightening Before and After


All of the changes discussed above affect the way the neck and jawline look. In addition, there are changes to your bones that occur as you age. The jawbone in the lower face flattens over time. This decreases your jawline definition making it hard to tell where your face ends and where your jaw starts. Voluma is a filler used to restore volume to bones such as the jawbone. When Voluma is placed in the jawbone and chin your jawline becomes very sharp, making your neck look much better. Just like with Kybella, you’ll get numbing cream for about 15 minutes before your Voluma treatment. After that the numbing cream is cleaned off an the Voluma is placed in your skin with a small needle. The best things about Voluma are that you’ll see your results right away and you’ll enjoy your results for a long time. Depending on how much Voluma you receive, you’ll see your results for one to two years.

Voluma Demonstration


Voluma Before and After

 Laser Skin Tightening Before and After

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