Wrinkled Neck

neck-wrinkles-150x150The wrinkles you see on your neck are a result of the skin sagging – which happens as we age and the skin loses elasticity – rather than muscle activity in the area.

It’s also an area of the body that’s exposed to sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) radiation regularly, but is often forgotten when we’re applying sunscreen and moisturisers. The area of the neck below the chin also stores fat; gaining and losing weight can loosen neck skin, causing the skin to prematurely wrinkle and sag.

Wrinkled necks have to be treated much more delicately when tightening the skin. There’s a greater risk of problems because the skin on the neck is thinner, and doesn’t heal or regenerate as well as other parts of the body.

The information below gives you more details about botox, which is one of the best treatments for a wrinkled neck, and some of the typical questions our clients have asked. If you’d like to ask us any other questions, please feel free to send us a message, or speak to one of our doctors on our local rate number, 0151 280 3248.

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Botox

Botox has become a popular treatment to reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles since it was first introduced over ten years ago now. It involves injecting minute doses of the toxin Botulinum Type A into facial muscles to relax them, and prevent them forming thin lines and wrinkles caused by the muscle’s contraction, to give a fresh and youthful appearance. Botox can also be used for other conditions, including excessive sweating, as it reduces the function of the sweat glands for up to eight months. You’ll see the optimum impact of facial botox after ten to 14 days, and the effects can last for up to six months. The Skin + Hair Clinic offers a painless, effective and safe procedure, carried out by an experienced dermatologist.

Botox

Q. Are there any side effects?
A. No, there aren’t, but you will receive strict instructions from the doctor about what you should do after your treatment. If you don’t follow them, side effects like a drooping eyebrow could occur. Botox works inside the skin for up to two weeks after the treatment, so it’s important that it doesn’t spread from the treatment area. That could be caused by other facial treatments, like dermabrasion and facials, which you can’t have for at least two weeks after botox; you can’t go to the gym, or drink alcohol immediately after your treatment either, as sweating and raising the body’s temperature could cause it to move.

Q. Can botox be used to stop me from sweating?
A. Yes, botox last for up to nine months as an effective barrier to excessive sweating. It numbs the nerve endings in the sweat glands, so they’re not stimulated to produce sweat.

Wrinkled neck

Treatment: Number of sessions: Price:
Botox 1 session from £99