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What is the best method for removing neck wrinkles?

Q:

I need advice on the best way to remove neck wrinkles which will not cause any problems later in life. Is it possible to remove these wrinkles forever?

A:

Syed,

 Yes, there are some devices that can assist in reducing neck wrinkles such as Thermage, Ulthera, etc. If the issue is really excessive skin that has produced these wrinkles a neck or facelift may be in order. Wrinkles are part of the natural aging process. Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Thanks for the questions and 'I will start with the last one first.  No current method is able to create a completely permanent wrinkle correction, so it won't be forever.

As far a avoiding problems later in life, the answers are more complex.  Well done surgery can reduce or remove many types of neck wrinkles, and is without long term problems.  Rare complications may be permanent.  Various energy devices (Ulthera, Thermage, Intense Pulsed Light) have good records of safety when supervised or done by experienced professionals, although their results tend to be more variable, and their duration shorter.  At some settings some devices have caused permanent irregularities, but this was less common as users gained further experience.

You would need an in-person consultation with an experienced surgeon for individual evaluation.

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