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Neck Aging

The neck is an often neglected treatment area. The neck area receives as much sun exposure as the face. Neglecting to treat the neck area can make face treatments look more obvious to those around us. We want results to appear natural and this is best achieved if we treat the face, neck and décolletage as one with seamless transition through these areas.

Treatment Options

PDO Threads

Matrix PDO threads are an increasingly popular treatment option for non-surgical neck rejuvenation. They were originally developed in Korea around 9 years ago, but have only been available in Australia more recently.

Matrix PDO threads procedures are fairly straight forward with minimal associated downtime making it a popular treatment option for those seeking an alternative option to a traditional surgical neck lift, which are costly and invasive.


Pricing: Mono Threads from $300 Long Threads from $800 depending on area treated and quantity of threads required

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What are Matrix PDO Threads?

PDO (Polydioxanone) threads consist of an absorbable polymer suture like material which is both flexible and durable making it an ideal material for minimally invasive skin rejuvenation, tightening and lifting. PDO thread material has been used in surgery for many years.

There are 3 main types of PDO threads currently available:

  • Mono threads- smooth threads the thickness of fine hair inserted via a fine needle that mainly tighten the skin and provide a small amount of lift.
  • Cog threads- barbed threads which hook onto the soft tissue under the skin's surface providing greater support and lift to sagging tissue.
  • Screw threads- have intertwined threads around the insertion needle for the purpose of stimulating good volume restoration to sunken areas of skin.

What issues do Matrix PDO threads address?

  • Skin rejuvenation as a result of collagen stimulation
  • Skin tightening & lifting
  • Revolumisation of neck tissue volume loss due to ageing

What does the procedure involve?

Mono threads: Numbing cream is applied to the treatment area for 20 mins to decrease treatment discomfort. The area is then cleanse with surgical grade skin disinfectant. Multiple fine needles containing fine threads similar to a hair shaft are inserted into the skin. The fine needles are then removed leaving the fine thread underneath the skin.

Long threads: A very small amount of Local anaesthetic is injected into the skin with a very fine needle to numb the area to introduce a pilot needle. A longer blunt needle is then inserted to inject local anaesthetic along the pathway the long thread will take. This blunt needle is removed and a long needle containing the PDO thread is inserted into the numbed area. Once the PDO needle is in the correct position the needle is withdrawn leaving the thread behind. The thread is then pulled to create a lift and the excess thread above the skin trimmed.

How long does the procedure take?

Both PDO Mono and Long threads can take anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number of threads required for the procedure.

Is the procedure painful?

Apart from the initial sting of the small local anaesthetic injection procedure the whole treatment area is numb so this treatment is essentially painless.

How long does it take for noticeable results?

Mono Threads: Initially you might observe a correction in the treated area, however, this is due to swelling and will subside. The mono threads stimulate an increase in collagen production which takes approximately 12 weeks to occur.

Long Threads: Due to the mechanical lifting nature of the barbed long threads, a clinical result is apparent immediately. Skin quality also improves in the treated area over a 12 week period due to collagen stimulation.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Filler injections are an excellent treatment modality for the ageing neck to:

  • Reduce/eliminte lines and wrinkles.
  • Restore neck tissue volume to improve saggy skin.
  • Restore skin quality by addressing skin crepiness and textural issues.

$550 per ml of dermal filler - Usually 1-2 mls required depending on individual needs.

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What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable gels containing hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. They give your skin hydration and volume, reducing the depth of wrinkles and restoring facial balance and volume loss through the ageing process.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar that holds water to retain moisture in our skin and joints. The amount of naturally- occurring hyaluronic in our bodies decreases as we age.

What does dermal injectable filler treatment involve?

Dermal filler gel containing hyaluronic acid and lidocaine(local anaesthetic) is injected into or below the skin to smooth wrinkles, enhance lips and restore facial volume loss due to ageing.

How quickly will I see results?

Dermal filler injections produce instant results and usually take 15-30 minutes to perform.

How long will the results last?

The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from 9 to 24 months depending on the dermal filler product used as different types of products have different longevity.

Are dermal fillers painful?

There is usually mild discomfort in the form of a stinging sensation as the needle penetrates the skin.

Most dermal fillers these days contain local anaesthetic to reduce injection discomfort so they essential numb the area during the injections.

There are a number of other ways to reduce injection discomfort:

  • Topical local anaesthetic cream application prior to the procedure
  • Ice pack application during procedure

Plasma skin Tightening


$800-$2000 depending on size of treatment area

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What is the ACCOR plasma pen?

The ACCOR plasma pen is a gentle less invasive alternative to skin tightening surgery. The combination of plasma and NF+ technology, currently makes the plasma pen unique, worldwide.

How does the A|C|C|O|R Plasma Pen tighten skin?

Plasma is the fourth state of matter following solid, liquid or gas. The principle behind plasma is that when ionized nitrogen is exposed to oxygen (air) it creates a gas. This process creates an electrical arc (think miniature lightning bolt) which can vaporise tissue without touching the skin.

This new and amazing technology allows us to deliver very precise plasma arcs to the skin without harming surrounding tissue. The treatment targets the outer layer of the epidermis (top layer of skin) creating external micro-trauma resulting in immediate contraction and tightening of the skin. This causes excess skin to dry superficially creating tiny brown, crusty carbon dots which slough off like a scab would within 5-8 days post procedure.

What is the treatment process?

How many treatments are required?

Usually only 1 treatment is required, however, a second treatment may be required to achieve optimum results in cases where skin laxity is more pronounced.

How long do results last?

Is there any downtime?

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