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Neck to neck!

Published : Apr 24, 2018, 12:35 am IST
Updated : Apr 24, 2018, 12:35 am IST

We’re all a little conscious about that double chin right above our necks. With this new improved treatment you can get rid of it easily!

Picture of Gwyneth Paltrow (Representational Image)
 Picture of Gwyneth Paltrow (Representational Image)

As we age, our skin loses water and collagen content, and as a result, it becomes drier and less firm. We may have forgotten to include your neck and décolleté in your daily skin-care routine. Neglecting to care for it just as you do your face leaves it more susceptible to developing wrinkles and bands over time also due to genetics or years of neglecting the skin below your face, the lines across your neck are difficult to conceal and lead to neck wrinkles. Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can break down collagen and elastin, causing the skin to lose its flexibility, resulting in etched-in necklines. Even drastic weight loss and gain in a short time can cause the skin on your neck to expand and contract, leading to sagging skin and pronounced neck bands and neck wrinkles

ULTRAcel is a fantastic treatment for tightening loose skin on the face and neck. As this treatment is totally non-invasive, it’s a great option for those who do not have time for downtime. It’s the latest multi-platform device offering non-surgical skin tightening and lifting as well as addressing fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin the fresh, glossy, smooth look which you are looking for an excellent in case of necklines and wrinkles.

The treatment has been used by many famous celebs Gwyneth Paltrow, Bethenny Frankel, and Jennifer Aniston. It usually costs around 65-70 thousand per session. By combining Radiofrequency with Ultrasound, ULTRAcel is able to target and deliver heat to collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. This stimulates the growth of new and healthy collagen, which uplifts skin to feel and look firmer and tighter.

Three modalities of the treatment that can be used alone or in combination-

LAYER 1: Contraction of the superficial epidermis. Grid Fractional RF was also known as Thermage, delivers heat and energy to the collagen fibers of the skin causing the upper layers of the skin to tighten.

LAYER 2: Contraction of the dermis. Fractional Radiofrequency Micro needling (FRM)) involves energy being delivered deeper into the tissue combining the benefits of deeper RF collagen stimulates as well as unprecedented collagen remodeling caused by micro needling. This can cause plumping and tightening of the skin. Ideal for scaring.

LAYER 3: Contraction of the muscular layers (SMAS)  High intensity focused Ultrasound waves are used to target a layer of tissue that previously could only be improved with surgery. The superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) will tighten and contract as a direct result of the focused thermal energy applied to it.

Treatment benefits

1. Tighten sagging skin and rejuvenate skin tone and give a more defined jawline and disappearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the neck as well.

2. Completely non-invasive (no need for surgery)

3. Safe and proven skin tightening procedure that has minimal downtime, with most patients able to return to their regular routine on the same day as treatment

4. Facial exercises can tone and strengthen the underlying neck muscles

We recommend that you maintain a good diet and an active lifestyle. Your dermatologist will instruct you with a bespoke homecare regime that will ensure maintenance of the results..

— The writer is a dermatologist. Disclaimer: Always check with a dermatogist/cosmetic surgeon before going ahead with this procedure.

Tags: radiofrequency, gwyneth paltrow, smas, bethenny frankel