As we age, wrinkles gradually develop all over our bodies, including our necks. The weakening of neck muscles plays a big role in this process since these are the muscles that help keep the skin on our neck tight and smooth. It’s not uncommon to develop so-called bands in the neck which can run either horizontally or vertically. There are certain surgical procedures that can address these bands.
There are also newer methods that are less invasive, and which carry less risk. A recent study focused on the use of dermal fillers, to effectively reduce the appearance of these bands.
Fillers have been used to soften facial lines for many years, so researchers wanted to see if they would be a similarly effective treatment for horizontal neck lines. 14 eligible subjects were chosen for the trial. Some of them received hyaluronic acid filler injections into their neck lines. As with most injections, there was some bruising and swelling, though these side effects resolved relatively quickly. Compared to subjects who did not receive the treatment, those who were treated with hyaluronic acid filler had visibly reduced neck lines.
We are hopeful that this treatment will be as effective for the neck lines as they are for the facial ones. Trials are underway to determine the most effective way of performing these treatments, such as the type of needle to be used, injection sites, and frequency of injections.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.