When I started exploring anti-aging options I really wasn’t aware that my neck looked, well looked old. After I used tools like Retin A and IPL, I could see a big difference between the texture and color between my neck and face– as if I was wearing a heavy foundation. On the neck there was that bumpy “chicken skin”, thick horizontal lines and lots of fine lines. I’ve been using Retin A and sunscreen on my neck but apparently its nowhere near as effective for the neck. Not good news.
There is a short list of anti-aging tools for the neck. Top of the list is the full facelift ( Check out recent pix of Madonna. Some experts believe that she has had a facelift because her neck is as smooth and tight as a women half her age.) Botox can relax the vertical cords while fillers can deal with the horizontal lines. But I’m not ready to do these things now. Truthfully I cringe at the thought of injecting stuff into my neck.
I had decided to rely on Hermes scarves and a great personality and ignore my neck issues. But when Dr Prasad said Pelleve can benefit my neck, I was in. Painless, effective and no needles– my favorite kind of treatment. Here is the neck three weeks after Pelleve photo. The skin looks less bumpy and less lined. As on the face there is a subtle refinement of skin quality. Its not tight and perfect like Madonna’s, but I like what I see. I’m wearing scarves now because its freezing, not because I have to.
FYI: We did not work on loose skin just under the chin and that looks pretty much the same. I’m planning on another Pelleve treatment to deal with that area. I’m brown bagging lunch in earnest to put aside cash for the treatment. Does anyone have interesting sandwhich ideas?