It’s true, the last year in cosmetic medicine seems to have been all about lips and youthful cheekbones, but a new trend is emerging and it’s shifting the focus south of our faces. Your Neck is the “neck’s thing” that both skincare product companies and non-surgical treatment advances seem to be focusing on, and for good reason! Your neck shows your age faster than other parts of your face and body. So, as we embark upon the Thanksgiving Holiday, let’s take a look at one treatment that is quickly becoming a rising star in saying “Goodbye Gobbler” and “Hello Neckline!”
As one of the most commonly neglected areas of skin on your body, your neck shows advanced signs of aging, sun damage, wrinkling and sensitivity more quickly than other areas. Neck skin is thinner than our facial skin, and is more prone to damage, dryness, deep lines and loss of elasticity. As a result, many women first notice changes in their late thirties in the form of a less defined jawline, or deeper lines and texture changes. More significant changes such as severe sagging, coloration changes and deep neck bands tend to surface in our 50’s.
“Prevention is the name of the game when it comes to maintaining a youthful neckline,” advises Cyndi, a Licensed Aestheticians with Face Cosmetic Skincare. “I encourage my clients to treat their entire neckline with as much love and attention as they give their faces, including extending their skincare products all the way down to their chest area,” she continues. “Sun protection, skincare products with growth factors and peptides and SkinPen® Micro-Needling are my go-to weapons when treating the neck concerns of my clients!”
Unlike the popular Kybella®, or other fat reduction treatments available to reduce the appearance of a double chin, SkinPen® directly addresses the texture and firmness of the delicate skin of the neck. Micro-Needling works by creating hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate your skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin. These are the components of your skin that keep it smooth, tight, firm and youthful!
“I’ve had incredible neckline results with clients who are consistent with SkinPen®,” shares Cyndi. “It’s important to realize that a series of treatments is needed for significant improvement and that results may take up to 6 months to fully realize,” she continues. “But, I love it when clients share that they finally feel comfortable wearing a V-neck shirt again, or showing off their favorite necklaces!” She goes on, “SkinPen® is just part of it though, clients need a solid skincare routine that they perform at home to protect their investment and see continued improvement!”
Key Benefits of SkinPen® Micro-Needling
- Reduces the signs of aging on face, neck, chest, hands and more
- Improves the appearance of acne scarring
- Softens the appearance of stretch marks
- Minimally invasive treatment with minimal downtime
- Noticeable results with one treatment
- Safe for all skin colors and skin types
- Versatile and effective on all body parts
- Reduction in the appearance of pores
“Many of my clients are initially nervous that small needles are involved, but after I show them the actual SkinPen® they see how tiny they are,” smiles Cyndi. “In addition, we apply a topical anesthetic to the skin prior to the procedure and most clients only notice a light tickling sensation during the treatment,” she continues. “Downtime depends on the individual client, but slight redness and swelling is normal for up to 48 hours, but makeup can be worn the morning after your treatment.”
Although clients may notice healthier, smoother looking skin along their neckline immediately, the natural repair process that SkinPen® stimulates continues for several weeks and final results are seen months later. For more extensively damaged skin, multiple treatments will be recommended and results may take up to 6 months to be fully visible. These treatments are generally spaced 4 weeks apart.
“For clients who have been embarrassed about the appearance of their neck and have been covering it with scarves and turtlenecks for years, the results of SkinPen® Micro-Needling can be absolutely transformational,” says Cyndi. “It is definitely one of those treatments that requires so little time and investment, for a truly large impact!”
Want to discuss improving the appearance of your neckline with a Face Cosmetic Skincare Licensed Aesthetician? Call (651) 632-9700 to schedule a complimentary consultation. Ask about our MRewards program to enjoy deep discounts on Micro-Needling all year round!