Loose Sagging Skin on the Neck & Decolletage

Sagging skin on the neck and decolletage (the area between the chest and collarbones) is common among people who are ageing or who went through weight loss. Turkey neck, as some call it, is one of the side effects of ageing skin, and, like wrinkles and fine lines, it can impact a person’s appearance and self-confidence.

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About Saggy Skin

Sagging skin on the neck and decolletage (the area between the chest and collarbones) is common among people who are ageing or who went through weight loss. Turkey neck, as some call it, is one of the side effects of ageing skin, and, like wrinkles and fine lines, it can impact a person’s appearance and self-confidence.

Many people neglect their face, neck, and chest regarding skin care products and treatments. If you have loose skin beneath your jaw line and would like to learn more about the various skin tightening treatments, get in touch with one of the Hair and Skin Science rejuvenation clinics.

We offer various skin treatments, including laser hair removal, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments for hair loss, and skin needling to boost collagen production and reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and skin pigmentation. Our skin needling treatments are also suitable for stretch marks, sun damage, and skin scar repair.

Our rejuvenation clinics in Ashwood, Melbourne CBD, Sydney and Brisbane also offer non-invasive PRP and CO2 fractional laser treatment for treating a double chin, dull skin, excess wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Symptoms of Sagging Skin

Sagging skin beneath the face and chest is generally easy to notice.  Generally speaking, you need a non-surgical skin tightening treatment plan if your neck muscles start weakening, and the skin around your neck loses its elasticity. The decolletage skin can also become loose and thin, and wrinkles start appearing on your chest.

While there are no physiological symptoms of skin sagging, it can cause people to experience low confidence levels and be self-conscious about their appearance. If you find yourself trying to cover sagging skin or avoiding interaction with others, you may benefit from our medical-grade surface rejuvenation laser toning and skin tightening treatment.

What Causes Saggy Skin?

The dermis of the skin around your collar and chest is thin and contains low collagen levels, making it more prone to ageing and sagging than the skin elsewhere on your body. Over many years, prolonged sun exposure also causes the skin to sag, especially since people tend not to apply sunscreen to these areas.

Excessive cell phone use can also cause your skin to sag. Looking down at your phone increases the effect of gravity on your skin. According to studies on mice, the radiation cell phones emit puts the skin structures under oxidative stress, contributing to premature ageing, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots.

 

Skin Tightening Treatment Options

With a suitable skin tightening treatment, you can reverse sagging and achieve a more youthful appearance. At Hair and Skin Science, the treatments we have available include CO2 fractional laser treatment and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) skin therapy.

CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment

Carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional laser resurfacing is a skin therapy that involves removing skin tissue in layers using a handheld device and a technique called Thermage. The thermal process heats the moisture in your skin with a laser and stimulates the skin to produce new skin cells, improving your skin’s tone, texture, and overall appearance.

The laser’s heat also initiates collagen and elastin production, which heals the laser damage to the skin while tightening it. This skin tightening treatment targets various conditions contributing to skin sagging, including:

  • Loose and thinning skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Unresponsive skin after undergoing a facelift
  • Uneven pigmentation and skin tone problems
  • Dullness and irregular skin texture

With CO2 fractional laser treatment, results may vary, depending on your age, degree of sun damage, and your skin’s overall condition. However, this therapy is a clinic preference and a safe alternative to dermal fillers, medical injectables, and anti-wrinkle injections.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

The platelets in your blood contain growth factors and have exceptional healing properties. Injecting these platelets into the skin stimulates elastin and collagen production, which tightens the skin, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and reverses ageing effects.

PRP therapy is a skin tightening treatment that involves drawing your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate platelets from the red blood cells. Then, we inject your own platelets into your skin to improve blood flow and tighten the dermis.

With PRP, you will start noticing results within a few weeks. The treatment uses your own natural blood and is completely safe.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

The benefits of PRP can last for up to 18 months. To maintain PRP therapy’s effects, schedule a maintenance treatment when you notice signs of ageing or thinning. 

Our treatments are sufficient to improve your skin’s appearance. However, you should also do the following to get the best results:

  • Quit smoking
  • Limit your alcohol intake
  • Protect your skin against sun exposure
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle

The costs of skin tightening depend on the treatment and your skin’s condition—contact Hair and Skin Science to learn more about our treatment and consultation fees.

Recommended Treatments

Anti Wrinkle Injections

Procedure time? 15 - 30 mins
No. of Treatments Required: 1

Combined With

CO2 Fractional Laser or PRP Skin Treatment

Procedure time? 30 mins - 1 hour
No. of Treatments Required: 3-5

Disclaimer: We are all unique. This means that treatment plans, the results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information presented on this website should be used as a guide only.

At Hair & Skin Science, we provide free consultations with our friendly and experienced Doctors & cosmetic nurses.