Neck skin is more sensitive and requires care
Unlike the skin of the face, the skin of the neck is thinner, delicate and low in lipids , which characterizes a dry dermis, less resistant to environmental aggressions and more prone to wrinkling. To prevent premature aging of the neck is essential to use a good moisturizer, as well as the daily application of a sunscreen, which prevents damage of the dermal fibers by the radiation of the sun.
Each person, of course, ages in their own way, but it is usually in the 50's that many women consider doing the first partial facelift, plastic surgery done to rejuvenate the neck and remove flabby skin at the jaw line. Before this there are several resources to treat the skin of the neck in order to reduce the jowl, coming from the accumulation of fat in this region and the advancing age. The chin can be improved through a weight loss process or by performing liposuction.
Fat is not considered a determinant factor for aging, but people who lose weight and gain weight very easily have increased sagging of the skin in the neck region. The accordion effect causes the region to exhibit collagen and elastin deficiencies.
"There are resources to reduce the jowl, coming from the accumulation of fat in this region and the advancement of age"
For cases where fat accumulates in the neck (cervical region) and below the chin (submento), the plastic surgeon should evaluate the indication of a lip liposuction. The procedure sculpts and enhances the angle and line of the jaw, helping to correct flaccidity and undoing the double chin.
The surgery usually lasts less than an hour and is done with local anesthesia or sedation. Small anesthetic buttons are made with lidocaine, where the cannulas are inserted - two behind each ear and two behind the chin - to aspirate excess fat. There is no skin detachment and the scars are imperceptible. With regard to post-surgical care, the stitches can be removed in a week. Also indicated are facial lymphatic drainage sessions and, of course, exposure to the sun should be avoided.
Caution with the application of botolinic toxin
Recently, neck rejuvenation has gained "another weapon": injections of botulinum toxin . The target of the injections is the platysma, a bilateral muscle that goes down from the jaw to the soap dish, the depression surrounded by bones just below the neck. As the age advances, the platysma jumps out into the open and further pulls down the already flaccid skin of the contour of the face, forming the fold pleated.
The application of botulinum toxin in a triangular area, right in the center of the muscle , makes him relax. Without traction, the folds of the neck soften and the region just below the jaw rises. The treatment has been sold as a temporary alternative to traditional plastic surgery. This region, however, is a delicate area where poor application of botulinum toxin can cause sensitivity changes and motor problems, such as difficulty swallowing. Not to mention the risk of the face getting pulled in one side of the other. It's always good to hear from a lot of experts before you decide.
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