The Aging neck—A Case base treatment algorithm

Or Friedman*, Ava Shamban, Sabrina Fabi, Diane I. Duncan, Ofir Artzi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Background: Effective nonsurgical treatments for the aging face are widely accepted and utilized. Although changes in the aging neck, often patients to seek esthetic rejuvenation protocols are neither well defined nor well designed. Increasingly, patients desire less invasive cosmetic treatments with less morbidity and downtime. A significant challenge exists in managing expectations and educating patients about the pros and cons of a surgical approach compared to the plethora of nonsurgical options. When equipped with state of the art information and technique, using a multi-modality nonsurgical approach, surprisingly outstanding results may be obtained. Aims: In this paper, we aim to revisit the neck's anatomy and then demonstrate current nonsurgical techniques in managing actual cases. Methods: To achieve that, we have utilized an intuitive four-point grading scale to guide both physician and patient regarding appropriate treatment combinations. Results: The proposed four-point scale was applied to six patients and their treatment plan was described in detail. Conclusions: Skin laxity is not the only factor that comes into play when assessing the neck. careful analysis of the neck and face hold the key for treatment choice and execution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-576
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • aging
  • energy-based devices
  • jawline
  • laxity
  • neck


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