Even though the face and hands are 2 of the most common areas for signs of aging to show up, the neck and chest area, also called the décolletage, is often overlooked. Treatments such as Ultherapy® and laser resurfacing at our Orlando area practice can help reverse concerns such as sagging skin, lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and rough skin that result from sun damage. We work with patients to determine the treatment plan that makes sense for their needs.
For sagging or drooping skin, Ultherapy is an excellent option. This nonsurgical ultrasound treatment stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, leading to firmer, refreshed skin. As ultrasound energy is directed underneath the skin, the surface is not damaged in any way.
The procedure takes about an hour. Results will develop over the next few months as the body naturally produces collagen. Noticeable results can last for up to 3 years.
Another method of stimulating collagen production, microneedling works especially well for minimizing wrinkles and correcting uneven skin tone. Micropunctures in the skin spur the rebuilding of new dermal tissue and blood vessels to improve tone and texture.
During this treatment, your aesthetician will use a handheld device called the SkinPen® to create tiny punctures in the skin. Most patients say this feels like a vibration. Treatments typically take around 45 minutes. Many people see improvements after 1 or 2 sessions, but you may need more to reach your desired look.
To enhance the results, we can add Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy to your treatment plan. First, we apply the PRP to the skin and then the microneedles drive the platelets and nutrients into the skin. Results may last 6 months to 1 year, depending on the treatment area.
If you’re looking to correct signs of sun damage like toughness or sun spots, a Fraxel laser treatment may be the best approach. Using fractional photothermolysis, this treatment stimulates the production of new skin to replace damaged tissue in precise areas.
Treatments typically last about 30 minutes. We generally recommend 3 to 4 treatments spaced about a month apart for best results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is an effective option for patients looking to improve the appearance of wrinkles, erase sun damage and hyperpigmentation, and tighten the skin.
Results start to develop after about a week and continue to improve over the next few months, although many patients say their skin feels tighter right away. Treatments take about 30 minutes. You may require multiple sessions, depending on your goals.
To get an idea of how each of these treatments may help you, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about anti-aging treatments for the neck and chest like Ultherapy or laser resurfacing near Orlando, please contact us online or call (407) 333-3040 to schedule a consultation.