Neck Rejuvenation: Can Hyperdiluted Radiesse Help Your Décolletage?
Thinking about neck rejuvenation?
Why are thousands of people considering neck rejuvenation? You wake up one morning and take a look in the mirror. As you pass your hand along your neck, you recognize fine lines, wrinkles, and dull, crepey skin. It may be surprising, but the neck area is often one of the first places to show signs of aging.
If you’re noticing wrinkles, creases, or sagging skin on your neck, chest, and near the shoulders (called the décolletage area), you may be thinking about a way to restore its youth. There are several ways to improve your neck’s appearance, and the best option for you will depend on your specific concerns. However, recently, hyperdiluted Radiesse has been an excellent solution.
What causes decolletage wrinkles?
Our skin is constantly replenishing itself, using properties like collagen, keratin, hyaluronic acid, and fats. Unfortunately, from as early as age 30, we begin to produce less and less collagen.
As our skin becomes thinner, it’s more likely to cause wrinkles and folds with repeated movements of our chin, neck, and shoulders. These start as bands around the neck, then move to the upper chest area.
Weight changes, reduced hydration, and underlying skin conditions can also affect the decolletage area. Genetics also play a role, as someone’s parents with wrinkles and thin skin in the area are likely to develop it too. The skin in this area is also as sensitive as the skin on the face. A lack of skincare and sunscreen can also lead to wrinkles, damage, and hyperpigmentation.
If you’re looking to restore your neck’s previous luster, you may see results from hyperdiluted Radiesse, an injectable with several fantastic benefits. We’ve recently added hyperdiluted Radiesse to our offerings at Eternal Dermatology to revitalize the skin, including the decolletage, and our patients report amazing results.
One of the most popular options for treating wrinkles on the neck is dermal fillers. Fillers are natural compounds that help plump the skin and smooth wrinkles. They are injected in strategic areas at specific volumes to Radiesse, a type of dermal filler that is often used for treating wrinkles on the neck and décolletage area.
Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxyapatite, which occurs naturally in the body. Calcium hydroxyapatite combines with several other substances to maintain the skin’s elasticity and healthy growth. It works by stimulating collagen production, which can help to improve the appearance of wrinkles over time. It can also plump up your skin, smoothing out wrinkles in smaller areas of the face.
Radiesse is injected into the skin using a small needle. The injections are usually well tolerated, and there is minimal discomfort associated with the procedure. Dermatologists can use a diluted form of Radiesse on the neck and chest for cosmetic purposes.
A hyperdiluted form for neck rejuvenation
Radiesse is a hyperdiluted form that can cover a large surface area of your neck and chest area. It’s thinned out with a saline solution and other vital ingredients to help provide maximum benefit. When strategically placed around your neck area, you immediately add volume to the location, smoothing out your skin and eliminating wrinkles. Neck rejuvenation with Radiesse typically requires 2-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Why is this form of neck rejuvenation so fantastic?
Dermatologists prefer hyperdiluted Radiesse for several reasons. For starters, its calcium hydroxyapatite molecules spread out evenly compared to other fillers, allowing it to affect a larger surface area. You also see fantastic short-term results and long-term results. Hyperdiluted Radiesse also encourages collagen production. Added collagen promotes healthy skin, firmer skin, improved skin tone, and a more defined neckline and jawline. It also lasts for months and is non-invasive, meaning you can have multiple sessions per year without the risk of severe side effects.
Your Neck Rejuvenation Checklist: What You Need to Know Before Treatment
Whether you’re considering neck rejuvenation for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s important to be prepared before treatment. Any neck rejuvenation procedure starts with a visit to your dermatologist. For instance, our dermatologists at Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics will create a custom plan to improve your decolletage area while minimizing risks. On the days leading up to your filler, here is what you should keep in mind.
1. Know Your Options
There are a variety of neck rejuvenation treatments available, from dermal fillers to laser skin resurfacing. It is essential to do your research and consult with a board-certified dermatologist to find out which treatment is right for you. Hyperdiluted Radiesse is the best option for quick, non-invasive treatment. Some dermatologists will combine fillers with other techniques for the best results. Once you know your options, you can make the best decision possible.
2. Have Realistic Expectations
No treatment can turn back the hands of time, but a well-chosen neck rejuvenation treatment can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, sun damage, and more. You’ll notice fantastic results, but there could still be signs of aging. Over many years, as you age, it’s even more challenging to eliminate wrinkles and improve the decolletage area completely. Discuss with the dermatologist the degree of success you should expect from the treatment.
3. Find the Right Provider:
Not all providers are created equal! Fillers are a delicate process and should not be performed by anyone. Be sure to consult with a board-certified dermatologist who has experience with neck rejuvenation treatments. Feel free to look for multiple providers in your journey and choose the one with the most experience treating your concerns.
4. Let your doctor know of your current condition:
While there are no severe side effects with fillers, it’s still essential that your dermatologist knows of your current health status, where applicable. For instance, let your doctor know of any current medication or supplements that may interfere with your treatment. If necessary, the dermatologist can delay the treatment or suggest another non-invasive option until you’re ready for Radiesse.
5. Be Prepared for Recovery:
Depending on the treatment you choose, you may have some downtime afterward. Luckily, injectables like Radiesse have little to no downtime. However, plan and take care of yourself during recovery to maximize your results. You can follow your dermatologist’s instructions to reduce redness and swelling. As part of recovery, get plenty of rest, keep an anti-inflammatory diet, and avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours. If you see any excess redness, or swelling, or experience severe discomfort, see us again right away.
5. Ask Questions:
Don’t be afraid to ask questions! This is your chance to get expert advice on everything from the best neck rejuvenation treatments for your needs to what you can expect during recovery. During your consultation and after treatment, raise any concerns about your skin or the procedure. The more you ask your dermatologist, the better you can develop a plan to help you look and feel your best.
Other long-term options
Hyperdiluted Radiesse is one of the best non-invasive treatments for neck rejuvenation available. However, your dermatologist may also suggest other treatments for maximum results. These are both non-invasive and invasive means:
- Chemical peels: Using special alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acids, chemical peels remove the top layers to reveal smoother, fresher skin beneath.
- PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, uses the body’s natural healing factors to replenish and revitalize the neck area. Platelets are separated from a blood sample and re-injected into the problem area.
- Microneedling uses a wand with tiny needles to make small punctures in the skin. The skin responds by producing more collagen and growth factors, transforming your skin.
- Skincare treatments, including ingredients like retinol or bakuchiol, can improve cell turnover and enhance the benefits of your fillers.
- Neck lifts or facelifts are only recommended in specific cases. These are surgical procedures that lift and tighten the skin. A cosmetic surgeon or board-certified plastic surgeon will perform the procedure.
Are these options better than surgery?
There has been a rise in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery due to our aging population and social media. Sometimes, you may consider a neck lift to clear up wrinkles and other signs of aging. Surgery can provide long-term results, sometimes lasting up to 10 years. However, there are some drawbacks.
Surgery is much more expensive than cosmetic treatments, sometimes reaching thousands of dollars. Neck lifts and other procedures require general anesthesia and incisions along the jaw or hairline, which has its fair share of complications. There are now minimally invasive options, which are smaller incisions and fewer postoperative scars. In both cases, you’ll also require some downtime, lasting 4-6 weeks in some cases.
Hyperdiluted Radiesse lets you avoid incisions, scars, severe complications, and downtime. It helps you to create more collagen, making it a more natural approach to improving your decolletage area. Furthermore, you will need to maintain your neck lift with these procedures, so it’s best to establish a relationship with your dermatologist, who can save you time and money.
A smoother neck is near!
If you’re concerned about wrinkles on your neck, several different treatment options are available. However, dermal fillers like hyperdiluted Radiesse can help to stimulate collagen production and smooth out wrinkles quickly.
Over several sessions, you’ll see fewer wrinkles and a smoother decolletage area. Along with consistent skincare, the results will last for months.
The best way to determine which treatment option is right for you is to consult an experienced physician who can assess your specific concerns and formulate a treatment plan that meets your needs and goals. At Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics, our lead doctor, Ife Rodney, is skilled in fillers and other injectables for the face, neck, and decolletage area. We proudly serve all skin types located in the DMV area. Feel free to reach out to us to achieve that smooth, touchable neck you crave.