Vertical neck lines: how to combat this common problem
Getting older goes hand in hand with the onset of many skin elasticity issues – crow’s feet, permanent wrinkles and bags around the eyes to name a few. Another common complaint as the years roll on is the appearance of vertical neck lines, which become accentuated each time we clench our teeth and tighten our jaw and worsen every time we speak, swallow, stretch and expose our skin to the sun.
At Look Lovely London, we are committed to reducing and eliminating the appearance of these fine lines and we offer competitive and accessible packages to ensure that everyone has easy access to the best treatment for vertical neck lines.
What kind of treatment for vertical neck lines do you offer?
At Look Lovely London, we offer anti-wrinkle injections (more commonly known as Botox®) to help combat permanent lines and wrinkles, loose skin, dull complexions and any other skin complaints caused by excess sun exposure, smoking, alcohol consumption, dehydration and general ageing. Anti-wrinkle injections can be applied to various areas of the skin and one of the areas we most commonly treat is the neck. Botox® works at reducing the appearance of fine lines in the neck, resulting in smoother and firmer skin, and thus a more youthful appearance.
Why seek treatment for vertical neck lines?
Vertical neck lines not only result in an older appearance, but they make our complexions appear dull and lifeless and, if left untreated, can increase the visibility of our Platysmal bands (the two strips of muscles running up the left and right side of the neck). Anti-wrinkle injections in the neck help to prevent the need for a Nefertiti lift (a neck lift) by softening the Platysmal bands and reducing any vertical lines running down the neck.
How much does the treatment cost?
The cost to fix vertical lines in necks varies depending on the nature of treatment required but generally prices start from £350. The skin naturally begins to break down the product around three months after the treatment has been administered, so we recommend coming back for a second dose of treatment from four months onwards. Research shows that the effects of the injections are longer lasting and more effective after each consecutive treatment, so your cosmetic expenditure will decrease over time.
What happens on the day of my treatment?
By the time the day of treatment arrives, you will already have undergone a professional and personalised consultation, where one of our highly qualified doctors will have assessed your medical history and explained the treatment in full. When you arrive for treatment, you will have the chance to ask any outstanding questions and then, once you are comfortable, the doctor will cleanse your neck area and administer the needles no more than 3mm into your skin. You may feel small bumps on the skin where the product has been injected but these usually disappear within 10 minutes or so.
What can I expect after the treatment?
After around 10 days, you will notice the lines in your neck become softer and less defined with the skin feeling more supple and appearing more youthful. Over several months, the skin begins to break down the treatment, which can result in the reappearance of vertical neck lines. It is for this reason that we recommend coming back approximately every four months during the first year of treatment.
Are there any risks with the treatment?
Anti-wrinkle injections have been proven a safe and effective procedure and we make it our mission to carry out only the finest and most personalised treatments on all of our customers. For those concerned, we offer the option of ‘Baby Botox®’, which is a smaller dose of treatment, followed by a two-week review and a further small dose if required.
When the injections are administered, customers may experience some mild discomfort for up to five minutes with the majority of customers finding no bruising afterwards. For those that do, the bruising generally clears within a few days and can be covered with makeup. As the treatment is naturally broken down by the skin, the appearance of the neck will gradually return to normal, at which point you can decide whether you would like to return for further treatment.
If you are concerned about the procedure, would like to learn more about it or are looking to schedule a consultation, please contact our friendly team on 0203 199 8236 and we can kick-start the process of making your dream of having a fresher and more youthful appearance a reality.