As we age, various signs start to appear, and one that often causes concern is the dreaded “turkey neck.” Characterized by loose, sagging skin and vertical banding on the neck, turkey neck can affect our self-confidence and make us feel self-conscious about our appearance. Fortunately, there are ways to address this common aesthetic concern.
A turkey neck is often one area that gives away our age, no matter how good the facial appearance is! Combined face and neck treatment can lead to a marked rejuvenation and increased confidence for our clients.
Turkey neck, medically known as “cervical laxity,” is primarily caused by a combination of aging, genetics, and lifestyle factors. As we grow older, our skin naturally loses elasticity and collagen, leading to sagging and wrinkling. The delicate skin on the neck is particularly susceptible to these effects, as it is thinner and subjected to constant movements and environmental factors.
Treatment is most commonly with radiofrequency (Morpheus8) with diluted Radiesse (allowing the calcium microspheres to diffuse over a larger area).
Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. When injected, it immediately adds volume to the treated areas while stimulating the production of collagen, leading to long-term improvements in skin texture and firmness. Morpheus8, on the other hand, is a device that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy. It delivers controlled energy deep into the skin, promoting collagen synthesis, improving skin tone, and tightening laxity.
The Benefits of Combining Radiesse with Morpheus8:
1. Synergistic Effects:
By combining Radiesse with Morpheus8, practitioners can harness the complementary benefits of both treatments. Radiesse adds immediate volume, addressing concerns like deep folds and wrinkles, while Morpheus8 enhances skin texture, tightens the skin, and stimulates collagen production. Together, they can create a comprehensive rejuvenation effect, targeting multiple signs of aging simultaneously.
2. Customizable Results:
Diluting Radiesse with Morpheus8 allows practitioners to customize the treatment according to each individual’s unique needs. The amount of Radiesse and the intensity of Morpheus8 can be adjusted to achieve the desired outcome, ensuring a tailored approach that addresses specific concerns and delivers natural-looking results.
3. Collagen Stimulation:
Both Radiesse and Morpheus8 stimulate collagen production, but in different ways. Radiesse acts as a scaffolding agent, providing immediate volume while also promoting the body’s natural collagen synthesis. Morpheus8, through its radiofrequency microneedling technology, creates controlled micro-injuries that trigger collagen production. The combination of these two treatments enhances collagen stimulation, leading to long-lasting improvements in skin elasticity and firmness.
4. Minimal Downtime:
One advantage of combining Radiesse with Morpheus8 is that it can offer noticeable results with minimal downtime. While individual experiences may vary, many patients can resume their regular activities shortly after the treatment. This makes it an attractive option for individuals with busy schedules who wish to undergo facial rejuvenation without a prolonged recovery period.
Anti-wrinkle injections soften or eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles on various parts of the face, and prevent these worsening.
With ageing, recession of the bone in the jawline and sagging of the overlying soft tissues can lose the defined and strong jawline which is so important for framing the face and altering the shape (feminising or masculinising for example).
Dr Owen Thomas is a highly trained aesthetic physician with a level 7 qualification in injectable treatments.
He uses his passion and skill combined with a professional, ethical and safe approach, to enable his patients to feel rejuvenated, confident and ready for everything life has to offer.
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