Facial Aging? You may have a Bigger Problem!
- Posted on: Nov 30 2016
The concern that humans have had about facial aging is nothing new. Since the dawn of time, we have sought ways to resolve issues like sagging skin and fine lines and wrinkles. If you so much as glance in the direction of any Real Housewife, you will quickly see that we have reached a point in history when aging is more of a choice than a sentence. With periodic visits to your trusted plastic surgeon, you can maintain a relatively wrinkle-free face, without even having to go under the knife! It isn’t just lines and wrinkles that can be resolved, but everything from drooping brows to flat cheeks to sagging jowls. But is this enough to hide the problems that age you? Not always.
The Aging Neck
It is easy to think of the skin on your neck as resilient. This is only partially accurate, though. There is very little difference between the skin on the neck and the skin around the eyes in terms of thickness. Both areas are delicate and in need of consistent TLC. Additionally, the neck is home to the platysma muscle, a ropey, horizontal strand of tissue. With age, this muscle loosens. It sags, and when it does, tissues from the chin on down go with it.
Look Down if you want to look Young
We don’t mean this literally! Research has actually demonstrated the negative aspects of constantly looking down to a phone or other electronic screen, and a sagging neck is one of them. So don’t do that if you can help it. But DO look down to see what’s going on with your neck. This is how you ensure this part of your body doesn’t contradict what your face is saying.
When you visit Luxurgery in New York City, you will find that we have the latest techniques for addressing the aging neck. While neck lift surgery is an option, our patients may also be able to obtain the desired outcome from non-surgical treatments. We call this the MINT Lift, which stands for Minimally Invasive Neck Tightening.
You have the choice to age at your own pace, and we can help you determine what that is. Call (212) 508-0000 for your consultation.
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