Neck lines can either present themselves as horizontal lines that circle the neck, or as vertical bands that are prominent when you clench your jaw or extend your neck.
Horizontal lines begin to form as the skin naturally ages, losing collagen and elasticity, resulting in creasing of the skin around the neck. Vertical neck band lines are due to activity of the neck muscle (platysma), which inserts over the lower jaw.
Frequently Asked Questions
Horizontal lines – These lines can be treated with dermal fillers or Profhilo. The dermal fillers used at London City Skin Clinic contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in all skin and soft tissues throughout the body. HA attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’ and support, which in turn reduces the effect of the lines. Profhilo contains one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid, which can lead to improved skin quality and skin hydration both in the dermis and epidermis. Clinical data confirm improvements in skin texture, elasticity and hydration with an immediate tightening effect. Hence Profhilo is an effective treatment for the neck.
Vertical Neck bands – As the activity of the neck platysma muscle are responsible for the vertical bands, Botox can be targeted into focused areas of the muscle, in turn reducing the appearance of neck bands as the muscle relaxes.
The procedure’s name refers to the ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, known for her elegant swan-like neck. With age the muscles under the jaw tend to pull down, leading to loss of our characteristic jawline. The Nefertiti lift targets the platysma band of muscles as well as the lower part of your face and jaw.
By injecting BOTOX® around the jawline into our neck bands (Platysma), we can relax the muscle, so that muscles in the upper face become stronger and they perform a non-surgical lift upwards.
A doctor will inject botulinum toxin into specific parts of muscle to:
· lessen lines around the bottom part of the face
· smooth dimpled skin on the chin
· remove lines on the neck
A Nefertiti lift is a temporary way to restore a youthful look without surgery.
You will see an improvement within 2 weeks of Botox or dermal filler treatment. To maintain the result, you will need to repeat treatment every 3-6 months.
Profhilo treatment is a skin remodelling treatment, that requires 2 treatments 1 month apart, hence due to skin stimulation results are seen within 4-8 weeks.