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Neck wreck? Five reasons you should never ever neglect your neck

You’ve taken meticulously good care of your face. Monthly facials. Lasers. The best skincare products money can buy. You’ve even been diligent to schedule face tightening sessions several times a year.

But what about your neck?

Nora Ephron waxed poetic about it in “I Feel Bad About My Neck”. And many celebs have gone on record about their own neck treatments. Come to think of it – we can’t name a celebrity sporting a sun-damaged turkey neck. Google a celeb. Any celeb. There’s a good chance you’ll find near-perfect neck skin with a taught side silhouette. That’s because they know that to treat the face without the neck eventually catches up to you. Who wants a supple, unpigmented face atop a sun-damaged, sagging neck?

The good news is: it’s never too late to care for your skin. If you’ve neglected your neck for far too long, here’s what to do.


Step 1: Fade the pigment.

Use lasers to fade sun-damage and acne scars, Lasers also tone and rejuvenate the skin and, depending on the strength, remove dull, dehydrated skin damage to reveal newer, radiant skin underneath.

Step 2: Stop the drop.

Named after the Egyptian queen and her strikingly angled jawline, a Nefertiti Neck Lift is performed by injecting micro-amounts of Botox into the muscles as well as the skin of the jawline and neck. This: 1) relaxes the upper platysma muscle along the jaw and neck, which counteracts the downward pull on the face; and 2) stimulates collagen production, which tightens the pores and lifts the cheeks and jowls.
Another option is to undergo Ultherapy or HIFU to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen growth. These therapies target deep neck and facial tissues to tone and visibly lift the skin over time.

Step 3: Remove your double chin.


If unwanted fat has settled under your chin and upper neck, schedule a few sessions of CoolSculpting to get back a V-shaped jawline. IYAC offers CoolMini, which has a cup-like applicator to hold on to small pockets of fat, like that located under the chin.


Step 4: Treat your face and neck the same.


You know the routine: cleanse, tone, serum, moisturize. Apply the same routine to your neck. Ask your facialist to treat your neck, too. And always, always use a quality sunscreen to protect your delicate décolletage from sun damage.


If you have any questions about the services and products above, call IYAC at 6738 9989. We’re happy to help.