The natural aging process, coupled with sun exposure, can contribute to the development of wrinkles on the chest and neck. Wrinkles and aging skin can be a source of self-consciousness for many people, fortunately, there are effective treatments available to address these concerns. Laser treatments, which use laser and radio frequency technology, can help tighten and enhance the appearance of the neck and chest area.
Overview of Laser Treatment Removal for Wrinkles
Laser treatments are non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures that use laser technology to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Laser technology works by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which are two proteins that help maintain skin elasticity and firmness.
Advanced Dermatology offers several different types of treatments. FractionatedCO2 (CO2RE) and Fraxel Dual which help improve skin pigment and texture. Additionally, eTwo™ is a treatment that uses radio-frequency energy to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and acne scarring. Another option is using botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) to help lessen the appearance of vertical bands that can appear on the neck.
The CO2RE (by Candela) Carbon Dioxide (C02) Fractional Laser Resurfacing removes layers of skin tissue in a fractionated method. This means columns of skin are removed leaving the skin surrounding each column intact to aid in healing. This method helps reduce “age-spots”, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and more. CO2RE is the best treatment if you wish to get the most results with one treatment.
Fraxel® Laser Treatment is a laser therapy that produces thousands of tiny but deep columns of precisely wounded skin, known as microthermal zones (MTZ). This stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells to replace old, damaged cells. This treatment allows the skin to heal much faster. Fraxel® Laser Treatment works well on scars, deeper wrinkles, and sun damage. The technology is also safe to use on difficult areas such as the neck, arms, hands, and chest.
The eTwo™ treatment combines Sublative Rejuvenation (eMatrix Resurfacing) and Sublime Skin Contouring (formerly known as ReFirme) treatments. eTwo™ uses radio-frequency energy to deliver an effective fractional and tightening treatment to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and acne scarring. Three Sublime and 3 sublative (Ematrix) treatments are given once a month for 3 months. The two treatments are performed on the same day. Results are optimal one to three months after the final treatment. The eTwo™ treatment is excellent for skin of any color and has little down time or disruption of daily activities.
Botulinum toxin, commonly known as BOTOX®, is a cosmetic treatment used to reduce wrinkles. Botulinum toxin works by temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for the movements that create wrinkles. When we make facial expressions, the muscles in our face contract. Over time, these repeated muscle contractions can lead to the formation of wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can help to reduce the appearance of these wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscles. The effects are temporary, but typically last for 3 to 6 months.