Neck and Chest Rejuvenation

What is Belotero?

As individuals age, components of the skin go away forcing us to be more susceptible for wrinkles and lines. Belotero is an injectable dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid that integrates directly into the skinIn and enhances the skin’s appearance in the midst of aging.

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Due to its low-density, it is an ideal option for fixing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the neck.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to recognize results? 

Immediately after the injection, the targeted lines and wrinkles will appear far smoother than they did just prior to the treatment.

How long will the results last? 

Generally speaking, the results tend to last for about 6 months or longer. However, treatment results vary based on area and amount of product used. The product will likely not last as long in more active areas of the face (those involved in talking, eating, etc).

How long is the recovery period?

Post Belotero treatment, there is no to little downtime following the procedure. Typically, patients will be able to continue with their normal activities immediately after their visit. Nonetheless, every patient has different needs and thus specific needs would be accommodated for.

What is Belotero made of? 

The main component of belotero is hyaluronic acid, which is a natural compound that exists in the skin. Upon injection, the acid binds to preexisting water within the skin in order to correct wrinkles and folds. As a result, the skin will have a smooth and natural appearance

Sculptra

Due to aging, the production of collagen in our bodies diminishes. Consequently, the decrease in collagen production leads to the formation of wrinkles on the neck; reduction in collagen levels takes quite the evident toll on our skin. Due to this, individuals may want to turn to Sculptra, an injectable filler that helps restore volume by replenishing lost facial collagen. Sculptra consists mainly of poly-L-lactic acid, which is a substance that directly stimulates collagen production. 

Sculptra can help give the skin a more youthful appearance by:

  • Treating deep lines
  • Reducing the appearance of folds
  • Correcting creases

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the results last?

Sculptra happens to be a very long lasting filler, thanks to its main component: poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). PLLA is unique in that it is a collagen stimulator that leads to natural looking results that generally last up to two years. However, the results vary from patient to patient and thus many many observe their Sculptra fillers last for even longer- potentially up to even five years. 

How long will it take to analyze any differences in my skin following Sculptra treatment?

Many patients note that they see immediate results upon receiving the Sculptra fillers. However, in order to achieve the final desired results, it may take a few months. The doctor will be able to help you decide the number of sessions needed in order to achieve the best result for your skin. Generally speaking, the average patient will likely require three injections spread out over three or four mounts to achieve optimal results. 

What does the procedure consist of?

The doctor will first analyze your skin and map the sites on your skin where injections should be placed. Then, the area will be cleansed and a topical numbing agent will be placed on the injection site in order to reduce the level of discomfort upon receiving the injections. Multiple small injections will be performed and patients should be able to resume their normal daily activities immediately after treatment. 

What are the side effects associated with Sculptra?

Similar to other fillers, it is expected that the injections will produce side effects such as redness, tenderness, pain, bleeding, itching, and bumps. All of these side effects are common and are expected to go away. The time by which it takes for the side effects to subside is dependent on the patient and thus varies. 

Dilute Radiesse

In order to tighten saggy or loose skin on the neck where some other treatments cannot correct, many patients choose to turn to the use of Dilute Radiesse. It has been proven to help the skin on the neck by improving the quality of the skin texture and firmness. Ultimately, this injectable filler operates through the stimulation of collagen, thus enhancing the appearance of patients due to the fact that it contains smooth calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take for the results to become noticeable?

Results may vary depending on the patient, however most patients tend to notice dramatic results after about 4-5 weeks following the treatment. 

What is the difference between Dilute Radiesse and Radiesse used on the face?

Dilute Radiesse is simply Radiesse; however, the filler has been thinned out with a mixture of saline solution and lidocaine. These modifications to the filler are done so that the filler can be injected into the neck in order to mitigate signs of sagginess and looseness. 

What type of patient should turn to the use of Dilute Radiesse Injections?

Generally, patients with mild to moderate laxity may choose to use these fillers as they prove to be an excellent choice for correcting the skin on the neck. Most adults are good candidates, as such imperfections on the neck are a direct result of aging. Those who are pregnant, have severe allergies, or are allergic to lidocaine should steer clear of these fillers.

What are the risks/side effects of these fillers?

Given that the microspheres used in Radiesse are calcium-based, they are similar to many minerals found naturally within the body. As per any treatment, a review of your health history is important and will be evaluated in order to ensure that you are a good candidate for these fillers. There is a chance that certain minor side effects, such as swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection site may arise; such side effects are common for all fillers. These effects, however, are not permanent and should disappear rather quickly.

Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling is a treatment involving the use of tiny sterilized needles, which create small wounds and thus stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The production of these proteins allows the skin to appear younger and enhanced. Specifically, microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an enhancement of a standard microneedling procedure. PRP, a biological product obtained from the patient’s blood containing high levels of platelets, proves to be beneficial when incorporated in microneedling. PRP contains growth factors and cytokines, which are useful for skin tissue repair and collagen production. 

Similar to standard microneedling, PRP with microneedling proves to be useful in treating:

  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation 
  • Sun damage
  • Large pores
  • Uneven skin texture

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I consider PRP with microneedling over a standard micro needling treatment?

The use of PRP in the microneedling process proves to be beneficial because it helps speed up the healing process and stimulates the renewal of skin, thus generating more ideal results than microneedling alone. 

What are the side effects associated with PRP with microneedling?

Generally speaking, patients recover relatively quickly following this procedure. Patients report soreness and tenderness immediately after the procedure. Some other side effects include redness and mild bruising, both of which disappear within 4-5 days. 

How does the PRP incorporate itself into the skin?

After the microneedling has been performed, the mixture containing PRP will be applied to the targeted area. The platelets will flow into the channels produced by the needles and soak into the deep dermis and immediately stimulate cell growth and accelerate the recovery process.