The desire to create or maintain a more youthful appearance is widespread in Los Angeles. And beauty is no longer defined by just the face. Luckily, innovations in technology allows for an array of treatment option to address specifics with both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. There has also been increased demand for neck lifts, which gained much of its popularity in requests to look like more like celebrities.


Hayek’s neck is a popular request neck lifts because her neckline is free of wrinkles and creping, which is a first telltale signs of aging in the area.Image courtesy of*


A large number of women cite both Angela Jolie and Salma Hayek as their inspiration, specifically requesting a tight jawline and neckline resembling both of the women. While requests for surgical and non-surgical blepharoplasty and cheek lifts that resembles celebrities has been common for years, the recent spike of neck lift is a new trend. It’s not surprising, however, that sagging jawlines and jowls make you look older.

Hayek’s neck is a popular request for neck lifts because her neckline is free of wrinkles and creping, which is a first telltale signs of aging in the area. Her neckline also demonstrates enviable muscle tone and even skin tone coloration and texture. It matches the skin tone of the face, which is usually prone to wrinkles and sun damage.


Aging causes your skin to become thinner and less radiant. Combines with elasticity loss and reduced collagen production, it leads to sagging and wrinkles. Unfortunately, the two common problem areas are the lower half of the face at the jawline and neck. Until recently, surgery was the only effective method to reduce the appearance of jowls and neck wrinkles. However, a non-surgical jowl lift using dermal fillers is now offered to address the concerns.

There are many wonderful non-surgical treatments for both the jowls and neck lifts with dermal fillers and skin-tightening treatments.

Dermal Filler Injectables

Dermal filler injectables, such as Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra, are used to lift cheekbones that, in turn, counteracts lower facial sagging. This also eliminates the prevalence of jowls for more symmetry. If deeply injected, the fillers uplift both regions. Dermal fillers can also be injected into the jawline, which also counteracts the sagging of the lower face and prevalence of jowls for more symmetry.


Thermage is a non-ablative treatment technique that uses electric and magnetic energy (radiofrequency) to tighten skin and improve skin sagging issues. It works in just one treatment with little down time. Treatments with skin-tightening devices work well on those who have the first signs of aging. This non-surgical procedure is safe for use on the entire body.

Laser Skin Treatments

Two of the most popular laser skin treatments are with Fraxel and Spectra. Both stimulate new collagen production to address unevenness, age spots and wrinkles. Additionally, they can also act as an anti-aging treatment.

Radiesse is Dr. Sanusi Umar’s preffered dermal filler injectable due to its ability to provide structural support. This calcium hyroxylapatite formulation lasts for an average of 12 to 18 months for neck lifts. Restylane or Juvéderm are used to prevent the onset of jowls or if volume rather structure is needed. Both are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that last from four to six months.

Dr. Umar’s FineTouch Dermatology clinic has offices in both Beverly Hills and Redondo Beach. The dual offices are convenient to the South Bay, the Valley, Los Angeles basin, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Orange County and Santa Monica.