Dr. Jennifer Walden on KEYE-CBS: Treatment of the Aging Neck
- Posted on: Jul 20 2015
As we age certain problem areas emerge on our bodies due to the slow pull of gravity. The neck is no exception. Thankfully, we have Dr. Jennifer Walden to give us some solutions. Dr. Walden went over many treatment options on KEYE-CBS to address an aging neck. They range from noninvasive, minimally invasive, and surgical but are all extremely effective.
A noninvasive option is the Venus Freeze. This device uses radio frequency and thermal energy to tighten the skin and melt unwanted fat. The best candidate for this procedure is someone who shows mild fullness and sagging of the neck. Patients in their forties just combating the signs of neck aging could benefit greatly from this procedure. Venus Freeze is completely painless and many patients compare the treatment to a hot stone massage.
Minimally invasive procedures include Kybella and Botox. Kybella was newly FDA approved a month ago. Scientifically Kybella is known as deoxycholic acid. Kybella is injected in sublemental fat cells to disrupt growth in the area. Kybella has been recently made available to plastic surgeons this month. The familiar injectable Botox can also be used to treat signs of an aging neck. When injected into the neck-platysmal bands, or the neck muscles, Botox relaxes the hyperactivity of the neck muscle. These procedures are more suited for moderate signs of neck aging; this includes sagging skin and loose muscle bands.
Finally surgical procedures, such as liposuction under the neck combined with a neck lift, can produce wonderful results on patients who want a more dramatic effect. The treatment option is more suited for patients in their fifties and up.
For more information about treatment options for neck aging, schedule a consultation and check out the video above for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.