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Neck Wrinkles

Laser Treatments For Neck Wrinkles Lasers can reduce horizontal neck lines by increasing collagen production and tightening the skin. Lasers are suitable for patients with a significant amount of skin elasticity; after the age of 60 or thereabout, lasers may be ineffective. Lasers can be roughly divided into ablative, which affect the surface of the skin, and non-ablative, which affect deeper layers of skin, but not the surface.
Name Description Cost
Fractional laser resurfacing Fractional non-ablative lasers scatter the light into checkerboard-like fragments. Since not all skin is affected, healing time is shortened to two days. Still, redness, peeling, and...more Fraxel re:fine (a C02 laser) and Fraxel re:store (an erbium laser) are popular fractional...more
Ablative laser skin resurfacing Fractional ablative lasers intentionally damage the surface of the skin, though not all skin is affected. In fractional lasers, the delivered energy is fractioned into pixels, much like a...more The Mixto SX, Active FX, and Fraxel re:pair are popular CO2 fractional ablative lasers,...more

Recommended Radiofrequency Treatments For Neck Wrinkles
Name Description Cost
Pelleve Pelleve delivers high frequency radio waves beneath the skin to tighten skin and reduce neck wrinkles. Pelleve heats deep layers of fat in gradual increments, forcing existing collagen to...more Pelleve costs about $500 per treatment.
Thermage Thermage uses radiofrequency waves to stimulate collagen in the skin. The energy is delivered under the skin to promote collagen growth over a six-month period, and the results can last up...more Treatment of the neck alone will cost between $1,000 and $3,000. This may be part of a...more

Secondary Treatments For Neck Wrinkles
Name Description Cost
Chemical peels Chemical peels resurface the skin and reduce the severity of neck wrinkles. For shallow to moderate neck wrinkles, a medium-strength chemical peel, such as a TCA or Jessner's peel, may be...more Chemical peels can cost up to $4,000.

Treatments Not Recommended
Name Description
Botox While Botox and Dysport are the choice treatment for reducing vertical neckbands, horizontal neck wrinkles will not benefit from either of these injections. Botox and Dysport relax muscles, and have no use in wrinkles formed by collagen and elastin deficiency.
Dysport While Botox and Dysport are the choice treatment for reducing vertical neckbands, horizontal neck wrinkles will not benefit from either of these injections. Botox and Dysport relax muscles, and have no use in wrinkles formed by collagen and elastin deficiency.
Dermal fillers While dermal fillers are a natural choice for smaller wrinkles that appear on the face, they are not appropriate for horizontal neck wrinkles. Dermal fillers, including those made of hyaluronic acid and collagen, should not be used.
Light-based skin therapies (non-laser) Nonlaser treatments like intense pulsed light (IPL), light emitting diodes (LEDs), and photodynamic therapy (PDT) are not quite as effective for deep wrinkle reduction. That’s not to say they wouldn’t have a lessening effect over several treatments - but who has the time or cash flow to support such an inefficient treatment of neck wrinkles? Non-laser devices may reduce fine lines, but they will not reduce deep neck wrinkles.