For a firm neck and smooth décolleté: Cosmetic treatments for the neck and décolleté remain a challenge because these areas have few sebaceous glands and the skin is particularly thin, which means incorrect treatment can easily result in scarring or pigment displacement. The owners of the HAUT- UND LASERZENTRUM AN DER OPER – Dr Stefan Duve, M.D., Dr Wolfgang Niederdorfer, M.D., and Dr Hans-Peter Schoppelrey, M.D. – have developed an innovative treatment for the sensitive skin of the neck and décolleté, the Ipanema Lift.
The technique combines fractional CO2 laser treatment with micro-needling – two highly effective approaches to skin firming applied as a combined treatment. First, the fractional CO2 laser is used to carry out a superficial but highly effective laser peel which promotes the regeneration of collagen. It is followed directly by the micro-needling process. Fine needles are used to apply a cocktail of active ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, below the skin, filling and smoothing wrinkles on the neck and décolletage from within – the process is similar to subcutaneous injections using degradable filler. The full effect of the Ipanema Lift becomes visible after six to eight weeks: The skin is firmer, smoother and tauter. The treatment should be carried out in the autumn or winter. The CO2 laser causes light scabbing after treatment.