Chest, neck & décolletage solutions

Neck Rejuvenation At A Glance

  • Best Results2-4 treatments
  • Treatment Recovery1-12 days
  • Procedure Time30-40 min
  • Skin SpecialistNurse, Dermatologist
  • Duration of ResultsYears +
  • AnaestheticNumbing
  • Back to Work1-7 days
  • Cost$$-$$

Chest, neck & décolletage solutions

Brisbane’s high UV index accelerates photo aging of the chest, décolletage & neck areas. Skin aging in these areas can present as pigmentation, loose skin, wrinkles, redness and uneven skin texture. Treatments are aimed at treating individual problems. I use a variety of lasers to accomplish an even blend & rejuvenate your skin.

FactsFacts on treating the chest, neck and décolletage areas

  • Skin aging on these areas can present as discolouration and or skin laxity
  • Treatments will depend on the predominant colour of skin aging- either brown, red, or a mixture of both
  • Some patients present with skin laxity and others with neck banding due to overactive muscles
  • Uneven skin texture can be treated with lasers including vascular lasers, fractional lasers, microneedling & IPL
  • Skin tone, sun damage, and wrinkles can be improved with fractional laser resurfacing
  • A tailored approach will give the best results

What is the best treatment for neck & chest rejuvenation?

As with all my treatments, the solution depends on the problem. Some patients present with predominantly discolouration, & some present with skin laxity / loose skin.

If discolouration is present I either use Fraxel Laser to treat brown, & vascular laser to treat red. Most patients will have a combination of both, in these cases we may use IPL combined with Fraxel or fractional lasers, followed by vascular lasers such as the Pulse Dye Laser.

If skin laxity is the primary concern a combination of fractional CO2 laser & Tempsure RF can give good results.

All treatments are tailored for the type of sun damage or ageing you have around the neck and chest area.

Red neck and chest areas can be treated with lasers, however 3-5 treatments maybe need for optimal outcomes.

What can be done about the mottled discolouration on my neck and chest?

Redness is due to a condition known as Poikiloderma of Civatte. This is due primarily to UV radiation – hence it affects exposed areas of the neck and chest. It can present as redness, or a mottled red-brown appearance.

Depending on the severity of this condition, I use a mixture of lasers and light treatments.

Vascular laser– This is my favoured laser if pigmentation is primarily red. 4-6 treatments are needed.

IPL / BBL – this is good for mixed colours including brown and red.4-6 treatments are needed for best outcomes.

Fraxel 1927 or LaseMD Ultra– this is ideal for brown pigmentation associated with sun damage, including wrinkles and cobblestone skin.

I often combine treatments as most patients will have an element of sun damage, redness and mottled brown discolouration.

For more information on this condition, please refer to an article written for the College of Dermatologist – Poikiloderma of Civatte, by Dr Davin Lim

Chest treatments with Fraxel and BBL combinations work well

Can creams improve my pigmentation?

Creams have a minimal impact on red pigmentation. The use of fruit acids, combined with bleaching agents can marginally improve brown discolouration.

Creams such as vitamin A & C are best used after laser treatments as maintenance therapy.

How can neck bands be treated?

Prominent neck bands can be seen if you say the letter ‘e’. These can be effectively treated with BOTOX injections. This effect can last up to 4 -6 months.

Before and after treatment with Botox. Treatment takes 5-10 minutes and is virtually painless.

Davin’s viewpoint on treating the décolletage, chest and neck areas

Living in Brisbane, the Sunshine State’s capital exposes us to marked UV indexes, as a result, sun damage to exposed areas of the face, neck, chest & décolletage is a very common condition. With the event of new lasers, this once ‘impossible to treat’ condition can now be safely and effectively managed with excellent results that look natural. The flip side? Unlike facial skin, the chest, neck and décolletage areas take many more treatments to achieve the same result.

Patients will present with a combination of either pigmentation and/or skin laxity. A detailed examination will reveal what lasers will be best suited to the skin type. Lasers such vascular lasers will target redness, whilst fractional lasers will target skin laxity, sun damage and brown areas. Most patients will require a combination of treatments for best results.

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