If you are a woman in your late 30s - early 40s, there’s a fair chance you have noticed an unsettling development in your neck and jawline.
Commonly known as "Turkey Neck", this unwelcome loosening of the skin is named after the wobbly article that jiggles under a turkey's neck.
Other than sunscreen, creams and facials will not cut the mustard for neck rejuvenation. IPL is brilliant for brown pigmentation and for “red-necks” that tend to develop on sun-damaged pale Europeans. Muscle relaxants can also work wonderfully to define the jaw and to soften the vertical bands stretching from the jaw to the collarbone (Christie Brinkley swears by them), but other traditional face treatments such as chemical peels and lasers have the potential to damage this delicate area.
Necessity is the mother of invention and the medical industry has developed alternatives to laser that are safely generating great results with very low downtime - you can wear makeup within hours.
Devices such as Infini and TriPolar use radiofrequency to tighten and stimulate your own collagen by creating low levels of tissue trauma. They use tiny needles to reach the target tissue (your old and floppy collagen) without damaging the top most skin layers. Think Dermapen or the “Vampire facial” on steroids. In an industry built on false promises, these seem to be the real deal. Realself.com is a great consumer site that offers honest results.
What’s new in necks? Top quality skin care to prevent damage + muscle relaxants + microneedle fractional radiofrequency or….surgery…or….turtlenecks and scarfs.
p.s for double chins…Kybella is a new injectable treatment that works to dissolve excess fat under the chin but hasn’t been approved for use in Australia yet. It’s coming!!!!