Most people start to notice drastic changes in the way they look during their 30s and 40s. In particular, the neck area sometimes starts sagging, and you may develop deep wrinkles or even a double chin. Here at The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Dr. Weiner can address all of these issues in a minimally invasive way by applying a series of neck firming treatments called TriNECKta.
Because the issues related to aging are diverse, there isn’t one single solution that will cure your saggy neck. Instead, TriNECKta has been developed to address the various causes and provide a complete solution for your neck area. Let’s find out how these minimally invasive treatments can help you to get rid of your wrinkles and loose skin.
The Best Neck Firming Treatment: TriNECKta
To address these various issues, Dr. Weiner has created a unique treatment called TriNECKta, which combines the best minimally invasive methods available to form a comprehensive solution. Many of these can be combined, so you might not need a separate session for each one and can get various issues fixed at the same time.
Our patients love TriNECKta because it saves them time and solves issues that can’t be addressed with only one single product or method. Together, the different solutions address the way your skin looks and feels as well as the fat deposits in your neck and the loss of volume that comes with age. Best of all, we can help you to customize your treatment, so you only receive those interventions that will be the most beneficial to you.
What Happens to Our Neck as We Age?
The neck area undergoes many changes as we age, and although not everybody experiences the same symptoms, there are some problems that are very common. For example, most people experience wrinkling and sagging skin. This may be made worse by your Platysma muscle, which becomes overactive in some older people and leads to vertical lines and sagging in the jaw area. Such an issue can make you look tired or upset, even when this isn’t the case.
While a double chin isn’t always caused by age, the prevalence increases in older people. Even if you are of normal weight, you might start to develop this feature as your tissues become looser. Combined with the loss of volume you’ll experience, your double chin might alter your appearance significantly and make you look older than you feel on the inside.
Loss of Volume in the Neck
Sometimes, sagging and sunken tissue happens because of a loss of volume. While this issue is most commonly associated with the face, it happens in the neck area as well and can be treated in a similar way. We use collagen-stimulating and hydrating fillers to address this issue and restore the shape of your neck. In most cases, the active ingredient will be hyaluronic acid, similar to the fillers we would use for the facial area.
Lax and Sagging Skin
Starting in our 20s, our bodies produce less and less collagen and elastin. These two proteins are very common in all tissues, and they help to keep the skin elastic and wrinkle-free. Their absence, in combination with the effects of gravity, is what causes the lax and sagging appearance of the skin in your neck area.
Radiofrequency energy can effectively tone and tighten your skin, and it will also stimulate renewed collagen production in the target area. Here at the clinic, we offer several different methods of RF treatment, called The Genius, FaceTite, NeckTite, and AccuTite. Dr. Weiner will help you to determine which one is most suitable.
Hyperactive Platysma Muscle
The above-mentioned neck firming treatments work well for the most common symptoms of growing older, but many people also struggle with a hyperactive Platysma muscle. This can cause the vertical cords in the neck, known as the Platysma bands, which often appear as one of the first signs of aging. The well-known methods such as dermal fillers and radiofrequency energy may not work for them.
Instead, we will place a neuromodulator such as botulinum toxin into the muscle to encourage it to relax. This can dramatically improve the way your neck and jaw look, and it will stop the corners of your mouth from drooping.
Excess Fat in the Chin or Neck
Some of our patients suffer from a stubborn double chin even though they are at a healthy weight. In addition, they may also struggle with unwanted fat deposits along the jawline. Both of these issues can be genetic or simply a natural cause of the aging process, but they can have a negative effect on your self-confidence. We can use methods like Kybella, Genius, FaceTite, NeckTite, or AccuTite to improve the appearance of the area.
It’s worth noting that these treatments can’t be done on the same day as some others, so you’ll have to return to the clinic on several occasions. However, addressing these fat deposits can be a great way to re-shape your neck area and help you achieve a more youthful appearance.
When we’re young, we might not realize how much damage UV radiation does to our skin. Many people come into the clinic with hyperpigmentation, a condition that causes you to have darker patches of skin due to melanin deposits. This can be treated with nonablative lasers such as Fraxel Dual or LaseMD. Many people also suffer from redness associated with the condition, in which case we will use a vascular laser.
Once your UV damage has been treated, Dr. Weiner will speak to you about how to avoid it in the future. He might recommend keeping your neck protected from the sun and applying certain skincare products, particularly ones that contain a high SPF, retinol, and growth factor.
Other Neck Firming Treatments Explained
One of the most common conditions we see is a saggy neck, so it’s worth going into more detail about the treatments that fix this issue. The two main ways of addressing sagging skin are dermal fillers that increase the volume of the area and radiofrequency therapy that tightens the skin. Let’s explore what you can expect when you come to our clinic for one or both of these treatments.
Dermal fillers generally contain hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that’s also naturally found in your body. It works to hydrate and moisten your skin, so the area will appear plumper and healthier. Your filler is usually a clear, gel-like substance, and depending on the method we use and the results you hope to achieve, it might be thinner or thicker.
Once you’ve been treated, you’ll be able to go home straight away, as there is no general anesthesia required. You can go back to work the next day, but we ask you to support the treatment by staying out of direct sunlight and applying the skincare products we recommend. You might be able to see instant changes, but it will take several weeks for the final results to develop.
Radiofrequency therapy is similarly quick and easy as a dermal filler, but it provides more of a tightening and toning effect, while the injectable will add volume. Many of our patients enjoy a combination of both treatments. While light-skinned and dark-haired people used to see the best results from this method, it can now be applied to any skin tone and hair color.
The Advantages of Minimally Invasive Treatments
All of the TriNECKta neck firming treatments are minimally invasive, so you might be eligible even if you can’t have surgery, and you won’t have to stay at the clinic overnight or stay home from work for several weeks. What’s more, we use natural substances or safe amounts of radiofrequency energy, so you are very unlikely to experience pain or unpleasant side effects.
Suitable for Many
When you contact our clinic with a cosmetic concern related to your neck, we will invite you to an initial consultation, so we can discuss which combination of treatments would work best for you. We will have a thorough look at your medical history to evaluate whether you are a suitable candidate for each method. Fortunately, there aren’t many conditions that are contraindicative because our treatments are gentle and minimally invasive.
While older people or patients with certain medical issues can’t take part in elective surgery, they may be able to benefit from dermal fillers, radiofrequency therapy, or other methods that don’t require a general anesthetic. These treatments are usually much safer, so you’ll be able to benefit from similar results without the risk that surgery brings with it.
Quick Recovery Time
Our patients love how quickly they recover and start to see results from their TriNECKta treatments. Depending on the combination of methods used, you might already look and feel different when you walk out of our clinic, and you’ll definitely notice great changes over the next few weeks. Despite this, you won’t have to spend days or even weeks at home, recovering from a stressful procedure.
Instead, you can usually drive yourself home and resume your normal routine the day after. We will give you a list of guidelines you should follow after your sessions, but they won’t impact your life in a significant way.
Minimal Side Effects
We won’t use foreign objects or chemical substances your body might reject. Even if you have certain allergies, many of our treatments could be suitable for you because they either use laser or radiofrequency energy, or they are made up of substances your body produces naturally. For example, hyaluronic acid is quite abundant in the human body, so we are just aiding the natural rejuvenation process, not trying to change it.
Try TriNECKta Today To Regain Your Youthful, Smooth Look
There are several reasons why we experience changes to the neck area as we age. Not only does the sun damage our skin, but the tissues also start to become saggy due to a reduction in collagen, and a hyperactive Platysma muscle can make things worse. TriNECKta can help by providing you with a series of minimally invasive neck firming treatments that address the various issues you’re struggling with.
Get in touch with us at The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL to find out more about how Dr. Weiner can help you regain your youthful profile. The TriNECKta method was specifically developed by him to address the above-mentioned issues and is unique to our clinic. By combining different methods and customizing the treatment to your needs, he can address your issues in the most effective way possible.