The best anti-ageing neck treatments
New serums and non-invasive neck and jawline procedures are smoothing the way back to a more youthful texture and silhouette, says Vicci Bentley
“People want subtle changes these days,” agrees Dr Sarah Tonks, who performs the Silhouette Soft face- and necklift, from £2,350 at Omniya, Knightsbridge. A maximum of four 0.12mm sutures made from soluble PDO (polydioxanone, used for surgical stitches) are threaded 5mm below the skin’s surface either side of the neck to create an instant V-shaped uplift. The threads dissolve over 12 to 18 months, stimulating collagen production and natural firming that can last for up to 24 months. “This isn’t surgery and won’t give you the same results as a lift,” Dr Tonks admits, “but it will improve skin quality and makes for a nice tidy up when things start to head south.” Soluble threads are a welcome evolution of the original permanent thread lifts, which are now distrusted by surgeons as unpredictable and difficult to resolve should there be any issues. Although Dr Tonks has performed Silhouette Soft on a 70-year-old, younger women with moderate sagging are ideal candidates. “I always tell my patients not to leave it until there’s too much tissue laxity,” she says.
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