Skin booster treatment at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine

Treatment performed by Dr Toshi Zia [MBBS, FACAM]

Neck ageing

The ageing process affects the neck in various ways, leading to sagging skin, loss of radiance, and the emergence of fine lines along with prominent horizontal creases.

Rejuvenating the neck can be challenging due to its structural characteristics, which make it more prone to sagging compared to the face. However, several modalities are available to address the signs of ageing in the neck area.

Skin Booster 'Before and After'

Results achieved by Dr Toshi Zia [MBBS, FACAM]

Options to rejuvenate the neck

A crucial aspect of improving the neck’s appearance is establishing a disciplined and consistent skincare routine. There are no shortcuts to achieving optimal results.

Additionally, various treatments and techniques can be employed, including energy-based devices, threads, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, collagen stimulators, and soft tissue fillers or skin boosters. The underlying principle behind these modalities is to either stimulate collagen synthesis physiologically or mechanically, aiming to restore volume and plumpness.

One of the key goals with neck rejuvenation is to thicken the skin in the neck region, as this contributes to a more youthful and tighter appearance. Each treatment modality carries its own significance in achieving the desired outcome, and the choice of treatment depends on individual preferences and the specific goals being pursued. However, the use of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based dermal fillers is an approach that a large proponent of patients can benefit from, depending on the desired outcome and the treatment being explored. Read more in our comprehensive dermal filler guide.

Neck line treatment options

Hyaluronic acid-based (HA) soft tissue dermal fillers can effectively treat fine lines that result from collagen depletion in the skin, provide overall hydration, and notably soften horizontal skin creases. These horizontal creases often manifest earlier than other signs of neck ageing, primarily due to the increased activity of neck muscles and repetitive movements in that area.

The appearance of these neck lines is further exacerbated by the loss of skin elasticity and exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which can damage collagen fibres. In these specific regions, the loss of collagen is more pronounced compared to the rest of the neck, leading to linear depressions that resemble necklace marks.

As one treatment option to address such necklace-like marks, HA-based dermal fillers can be strategically injected to plump up these lines and restore a smoother, more youthful appearance to the neck. By replenishing lost volume and stimulating collagen synthesis, these fillers contribute to the overall rejuvenation of the neck, helping to diminish the prominence of horizontal creases and enhancing the skin’s texture.

Treating horizontal creases in the neck

The successful treatment of horizontal creases in the neck with soft tissue dermal fillers relies heavily on the expertise of the cosmetic practitioner. Depending on the practitioner’s approach, they may choose to use a hyaluronic acid-based filler with less cross-linking for superficial injections; or, the registered injector may opt for utilising an advanced technique involving the use of a highly cross-linked soft tissue filler, injected deeper into the tissue. Both techniques can be performed using either a needle or a cannula.

The primary goal of the treatment remains consistent, aiming to lift the tissue, add volume, hydrate the area, and stimulate collagen production. By employing these techniques, the horizontal neck creases can be visibly reduced by the experienced and registered cosmetic injector, resulting in an overall rejuvenated appearance of the neck.

Combination treatment options for neck rejuvenation

The injectable treatment to the neck area can be performed as a standalone procedure, or it can be combined with other modalities to maximise its effectiveness. The combination of treatments may vary depending on individual needs and desired outcomes.

At Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine, our Cosmetic Doctors are trained for a broad spectrum of effective non-surgical modalities suitable for the neck region – including but not limited to – radio-frequency treatment, long-lifting threads, collagen stimulating threads, and injectables; such as wrinkle relaxer, dermal filler or skin boosters.

After having a detailed consultation with a Cosmetic Doctor such as those at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine, a well-informed treatment plan can be developed. The treatment plan can assist the cosmetic patient decide whether a standalone treatment will suffice, or if a combination treatment approach with multiple modalities would be a better path to achieving optimal results based on the patient’s personal goals.

Soft Tissue Dermal Filler Treatments (minimally-invasive and non-surgical)

Doctor-only injectables at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine

Consulting with your Cosmetic Doctor to achieve your neck goals

It is important to enter into a consultation prior to treatment with a suitably experienced and registered professional working in the field of cosmetic medicine. The objective in consulting is to determine the most suitable approach based on one’s personal concerns and circumstances, to address their neck ageing concerns. It is ever so important for the cosmetic practitioner to review and assess based on an individual patient’s needs and preferences, then recommend appropriate treatment options based on the factors assessed via consultation.

Our Doctors at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine have a keen interest in neck rejuvenation and would be happy to consult with you should this be an area of concern. Cosmetic Doctor consultations can be booked via Zoom meeting or in-clinic (Crows Nest, NSW Australia).

Your Questions Answered

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many treatments are required to treat the neck creases with hyaluronic acid based fillers?

An initial treatment plan for addressing horizontal neck creases with soft tissue fillers typically involves two to three sessions, scheduled at four-week intervals. This allows for gradual improvement and ensures optimal results.

Following the initial treatment phase, maintenance sessions can be planned on an annual basis, with one to two sessions per year. These maintenance treatments help sustain the desired effect and prolong the results achieved from the initial sessions.

Are neck filler treatments painful?

To ensure patient comfort during the treatment using soft tissue fillers for horizontal neck creases, at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine, various measures are taken to minimise patient discomfort. These measures typically include the use of topical numbing agents and the option of using happy gas (nitrous oxide) to provide mild relaxation and make the treatment more tolerable.

Is there any downtime with neck filler treatments?

Neck injectable treatments carry minimal downtime. After the procedure, it is common to experience bruising, swelling, mild tenderness, as well as the formation of lumps and bumps. These effects usually subside within a few days. Bruising can be concealed with the use of concealer, typically after 48 hours post treatment. To minimise the risk of bruising, if medically feasible; it is advisable for patients taking blood thinners, such as Aspirin or Fish Oil, to discontinue use a few days prior to the treatment.

Why is there obvious lumpiness seen after the neck injectable treatment?

The presence of lumpiness following an injectable treatment for horizontal neck creases using soft tissue fillers can be influenced by various factors, including the specific technique employed and the type of dermal filler used. This occurrence is more commonly associated with the use of soft fillers administered via a needle technique.

It is important to note that the appearance of lumps is not considered a side effect but rather an expected outcome of the treatment itself. After the filler is injected by a registered injector, it may take a few days for it to integrate and settle into the surrounding soft tissue. During this time, some temporary lumpiness or unevenness may be noticeable. However, as the filler disperses and settles, the desired effects of the treatment become more apparent.

Can I still have muscle relaxer treatment in the neck platysma bands for Nefertiti neck Lift after this treatment?

It is possible to combine the muscle relaxant treatment (also known as wrinkle relaxer treatment) for neck muscles, aiming to achieve a lifting effect, with the mentioned treatment. However, it is advisable to wait for a two-week interval between the two treatments, if possible.

Can the use of dermal filler to treat the neck lines make my neck look fat or heavy?

Contrary to this assumption, adding volumising filler to the neck region does not necessarily make the neck appear heavier. In the case of a horizontal neck creases, the primary concern is often collagen loss and de-volumisation.

By using an appropriate filler and technique, strategic re-volumisation can help restore plumpness to the skin, resulting in a tighter and lifted appearance. This approach aims to aesthetically stretch the skin, creating a more pleasing outcome.

Such factors are dependent on the experience of the registered injector. Book a Cosmetic Doctor consultation at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine to tailor a treatment plan specifically for you and your goals.

How long after having neck injectable treatment can I go back to my normal skin care routine of the neck?

After undergoing neck injectable treatment, it is generally safe to resume routine skin care after 48 hours. However, in rare cases where lumps occur beyond the usual recovery period, it is advisable to postpone the use of active ingredients such as retinol until the treatment has fully settled. This cautious approach ensures optimal results and minimises potential complications.

How much does the neck filler treatment cost?

Neck injectable treatment starts at $1,400 per session (2mLs of premium dermal filler).

Transparent pricing at Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine

Dermal Filler Price Guide

Volume of Dermal Filler (HA)
Total Cost including GST
1 mL in one [1] treatment session$770 per mL
2-3 mLs in one [1] treatment session$700 per mL
4 mL or more mLs in one [1] treatment session$650 per mL
Any 1 of the following areas: Forehead -OR- A-Frame -OR- Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty$1,100 for 1mL

For a tailored treatment plan and a fixed cost quote for your procedure, book a Doctor Consultation or treatment session with one of our Cosmetic Doctor Injectors

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