A survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery has shown that women’s greatest area of worry as they age is the lines on necks and chests.
Frown lines and facial wrinkles follow further down the list, but it is the delicate neck and decolletage which cause the greater concern, perhaps as they are so susceptible to showing the signs of age.
The skin on the neck and chest is sensitive and thin, which means that there is less natural collagen production as the stem cells that rejuvenate skin slow down.
The delicate skin is exposed to the sun too but tends to be less well protective. A foundation containing spf might be convenient for the face but is of little effect on the chest area.
Posture also has a role – as neck and decolletage are subject to creasing and hunching for those working at a desk or looking at a smartphone for a long time.
There are a number of treatments and products that surgeons, dermatologists and beauty companies have designed to tighten, lift, tone and smooth the skin of the neck and décolletage. Harper’s Bazaar champions Ultherapy ultrasonic treatment, saying:
“Top of the list of solutions to this pain in the neck is Ulthera, an ultrasound treatment”
The treatment works effectively on tightening the neck and jawline area, improving sagginess and bringing back a more youthful tone and shape.
Treatment works by directing ultrasound energy to a level 4.5mm below the surface of the skin, causing localised heating, which is a powerful stimulus of collagen production, making the skin firmer, stronger and more supple, while tightening the flesh.
Results build over a few months as the treatment works by stimulating the body’s own renewal processes.
Ulthera Review – Harper’s Bazaar
Harper’s reviewer said:
I’ve tried it and can report firmer skin and a tighter jawline. But take painkillers before you go.
Before and After Ulthera Treatment
These photos illustrate the distinct improvement in the neck shape and profile.
Ultherapy London and Bristol
Ultherapy is available at Quinn Clinics in Bristol (Clifton) and London (Greenwich/Blackheath).
ADVANCED SKIN TREATMENTS, BRISTOL AND GREENWICH
Quinn Clinics was established in 2006 and offers a full range of cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments at its two clinics based in Clifton (Bristol) and Blackheath/Greenwich (London).
As well as anti-ageing injections performed by the clinic’s owner and founder, Dr John Quinn, the clinic can offer the latest laser technology including IPL laser and CO2 fractional laser and radio-frequency treatment.
Dr Quinn is a qualified aesthetic doctor with specific expertise in dermal fillers and botox® and also trains other medical experts.
Please call 0117 924 4592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to book an appointment.