New Non-Surgical Technologies and Tips for a More Youthful Appearance
So many people, women in particular, are self-conscious and bothered by their necks. Are you feeling uncomfortable about your neck? Do you find that you wear clothing that covers your neck? You are not alone. “With aging there comes a time when the lower face and neck have become a real focus,” says board-certified New Jersey based dermatologist Rebecca Baxt, MD. “Much of the newer concern of the aging and sagging in the lower face and neck is due to the effect of video conferencing on Zoom and video chatting on our cell phones.”
Often people take good care of their face but neglect their neck and it shows. With the normal aging process, collagen loss in the face, and the very thin texture of the neck skin, sun damage and gravity takes a toll. The mid-face and surrounding neck area is especially vulnerable to the visible signs of aging. Fortunately, there are non-surgical treatments and good skincare hygiene that can help!
Dr Baxt and her staff are very thorough. The staff is always helpful and upbeat. Dr Baxt is very knowledgeable and answers all questions both present and future. Medically she is on top of her game and takes a pro-active approach in her treatments. I would highly recommend this practice!
Sunscreen And Skincare Products
Dr. Rebecca Baxt advises her patients that, “the most important step for anti-aging treatments of the neck is sunblock of SPF 30 or above.” The sunblock should be applied in the morning on the face and neck and then reapplied as the day goes on.
“Many people do not understand that sunblock only lasts 2 hours at best so many people are living their lives all day with no sunblock on as they do normal activities such as, walking dogs, walking outside, running errands, in and out of cars or buses,”
says Dr. Baxt. “Ultraviolet sun rays are coming through glass and can still cause aging of the skin, so serious sunblock is the best defense.”
Anti-aging creams can help, and Dr. Rebecca Baxt recommends a Neo Therapy neck and décolleté cream with peptides that is used in the morning and then a retinol product in the evening. At BAXT CosMedical®, Dr. Baxt and her skincare professionals offer a variety of high-quality skincare products that you can use at home, including a retinol smoothing cream.
Retinol is a retinoid but gentler than Retin A and easier to tolerate especially on the sensitive neck skin. This specially manufactured cosmeceutical is an anti-aging cream that helps to fade away sun marks and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This cream can also be used as an anti-acne and anti-aging one-stop shop. This anti-aging cream should be used nightly.
Retinol Smoothing Cream
Laser & Light-Source Technologies
I’ve been going to Dr Baxt for 20 years. They are very professional and I’ve been told I look decades younger than my actual age so I’m quite satisfied with all she’s done to help me maintain my skin, both face and body. Her work is very natural looking and not too extreme. I get treatments, fillers and Botox plus regular body checks. They are good with scheduling as well and don’t keep me waiting
There is good news for people who thought that only a surgical procedure could help with mid-face and neckline skin sagging, wrinkles, and skin pigmentation concerns. BAXT CosMedical® offers a number of non-invasive procedures ranging from chemical peels to laser and light source therapies, which deliver visible improvements.
Dr. Rebecca Baxt recommends chemical peels and lasers, like Fraxel® Dual Laser Resurfacing, as an effective treatment for rejuvenating neck skin. For those who have red broken capillaries that often happen from sun damage, she offers Vbeam® Perfecta Pulsed-Dye Laser, and Photofacial Photorejuvenation, and Photodynamic Therapy all of which are effective treatments to noticeably improve your skin, reduce skin aging from sun and environmental damage, and reduce acne, redness, and hyperpigmentation.
Caution! Medical lasers are powerful devices that can cause serious skin damage in the hands of some non-medical practitioners. Dr. Baxt owns all of the lasers, so they are available all day, every day. Patients are advised to be cautious of practices and medical spas that rent equipment monthly and only perform lasers on certain days.
Skin Tightening Technologies
For more severe cases with loose skin, Dr. Baxt offers a number of non-surgical treatments. This type of energy-based neck tightening relies on energy forms that can go deep into the skin, primarily deep focused ultrasound, and promote collagen creation.
One of the newest and most exciting minimally invasive skin renewal system that removes moderate to severe wrinkles in the mid and lower face without surgery is ellacor+ System with Micro-Coring™ Technology! This remarkable device is FDA-cleared to remove micro-cores of dermal and epidermal tissue for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles. Additionally, the ellacor® System addresses skin laxity in the mid and lower face and without surgery or the use of thermal energy. (See ellacor® B&A photos)
Using deep focused ultrasound energy, Ultherapy® lifts and tightens skin on the face, neck, and chest. This treatment works on the deep layers of tissue usually targeted during a facelift or neck lift but leaves surface skin alone. By heating tissue with sound waves, collagen production increases, resulting in younger-looking skin. Ultherapy® can be used to reduce wrinkles on the décolleté. (See Ultherapy® B&A photos)
It’s never too late to take care of your neck and begin a rejuvenation regiment. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rebecca Baxt to discuss your mid-face and neckline rejuvenation options!
Dr. Rebecca Baxt was selected and interviewed by TODAY on the topic of, “18 Dermatologist-Approved Anti-Aging Products To Add To Your Skin Care Routine.” The topics covered included the importance of sunscreen, use of retinoids, Vitamin C creams, acids, peptides, moisturizers, and other skin healthy and anti-aging ingredients. Read The Full TODAY Article.
While many of the newer minimally invasive laser and light source technologies live up to their claims, Dr. Baxt has to be convinced that they deliver significantly better results than existing devices. Recently, one new technology passed her examination, ellacor® System with Micro-Coring™ Technology! Read Full ellacor® Article.