injectable fillersThere are a lot of ways in which a cosmetic dermatologist can prevent signs of aging.  One of the most popular ways to accomplish this goal is through the use of injectable fillers.  Injectable fillers include FDA-approved substances that are applied to the skin to increase volume, reduce the presence of wrinkles, and generally promote a youthful vibrancy in the face, neck, chest, or hands.


Injectable fillers are particularly helpful in treating issues around the neck.  The neck is one of the most challenging zones for both patient and dermatologist, and a number of different products have been designed specifically for this region.  The challenge is dealing with sagging skin that comes about because of age.  There are a number of different injectable options for dealing with sagging skin around the jowls and neck, as well as device-based treatments like Ultherapy.


This technique is based on the assumption that the patient wants a lifted and smooth jawline and neck in general. Also, a crepey neck gives the impression of frailty and old age.

While this might be what patients want, the reality is that achieving a more youthful neck may require a surgical option for best results. If the skin has too little elasticity and support, as is the case with more mature clients, fillers alone may not produce the desired outcome.


Fillers will plump lines in the skin and promote new collagen growth to produce a robust, vibrant, and healthy appearance in the patient.  Here are three of the most common injectable fillers that been used successfully in neck and jowl procedures:


Hyaluronic Acid – This is probably the most popular type of neck filler in the industry. The fact that HA already exists in the body makes it a very compatible substance for the skin.  It produces highly elastic, voluminous and hydrated skin like no other filler can.  In Sterling Heights, where anti-aging procedures represent the majority of the work, dermatologists often use HA for neck fillers.


Sculptra (Poly-L Lactic Acid)- is a very popular option for treating lines and texture in the neck and chest. This naturally stimulates your body to produce its own new collagen for a smooth and long-lasting result. Only the most skilled dermatologists, like those in Sterling Heights, have special training to administer this type of effective treatment for sagging jowls and wrinkles in the neck and chest.


Radiesse (Calcium Hydroxylapatite – also referred to as CaHa) Calcium Hydroxylapatite is a dermal filler that works very well in the neck region.  Like HA, it is comprised of nutrients found in the human body, primarily in the bones.  CaHa is especially effective for dealing with wrinkles, and many dermatologists think it is the ideal solution for dealing with neck wrinkles.