Non-Surgical Neck Lift
As we age, it is normal for our skin to become more pliable and lose elasticity. While some people consider cosmetic surgery for this issue, others prefer a less drastic option.
A non-surgical neck lift can tighten the skin around the jawline, reduce the appearance of scarring, and soften lines that lead to wrinkles.
A non-surgical neck lift is an excellent choice for many people. Some of the procedures that we use for neck skin lifting includes:
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy,
- Micro Needle Therapy,
- Chemical Peels
- Fractional Laser
Only FDA approved procedure for face and neck lifting. Ultherapy delivers heat below the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural renewal of existing collagen and creation of new collagen which is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed and toned. As we age, collagen loses its strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Only 1 is necessary and can be repeated every 2-3 years.
It’s used to relax and treat the platisma bands, which give the neck the saggy appearance.
The machine that generates the radio frequency waves has a small tip that is passed over each area that is to be treated. Each area must be treated with a pulse of the machine, which takes from two to seven seconds. You may experience no pain at all, a mild stinging sensation or actual pain. The level of pain experienced depends on the individual and the amount of pain medication provided by the doctor. A minimum of 6 sessions one week apart are needed.
While the improvement from a non-surgical neck lift will not be apparent immediately, you should see results within a month.* Improvements will continue for up to six months, and last from five to ten years.*
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is an in-office anti-aging treatment designed to activate collagen production and reduce wrinkles. Platelets are the body’s natural resources that speed tissue healing, decrease inflammation and pain, and increase connective tissue, bone density and the production of new blood cells
The procedure for Platelet Rich Plasma Injection involves removing a sample of the patient’s blood and placing it in a centrifuge machine that separates blood from plasma. The plasma is then re-injected into specific areas of the face where wrinkle elimination is desired. PRP injection is typically done every four weeks three to six times or until sufficient collagen production and wrinkle reduction are achieved.
Because the patient’s own plasma is used, there are no preservatives and absolutely no chance of rejection! The only significant risk of this type of treatment is mild to moderate bruising at the injection site. This side effect is highly dependent on whether or not the patient is already prone to bruising and does not occur in every individual.
A chemical peel, also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling, is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to improve the skin on your neck and hands.
The so-called non-ablative lasers have been a more recent introduction in types of aesthetic equipment for skin rejuvenation.
These lasers have lower energy levels than ablative lasers (which resurface or remove the outer layer of skin completely), and try to cause damage within the dermal layer of the skin without removal of the outer epidermal layers. That is to say that the laser treats the layers of skin under the surface without damaging the surface too much. This lessens the recovery period after the treatment and reduces the number of complications that can occur.
It is thought that the laser’s heat in the dermal layers causes collagen to be produced which helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Nonsurgical Neck Lift
The aging effect causes changes in the body and skin. As we grow older, the body gradually losses collagen level. Anatomical changes begin to appear on the face and neck as the skin gradually ages. Supporting structures below the skin start to lose their strength and support. These changes lead to loss of volume, skin laxity, skin sagging in the face and neck.
When your neck muscles weaken and your skin losses it’s elasticity or ability to stay tight, it leads to saggy neck. A saggy neck can be creepy and unpleasant. You can uplift your saggy neck using nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.
How can I tighten my neck without surgery?
There are different ways you can tighten your neck without surgery. These include:
Use of cosmetic cream
Using cosmetic cream that contains N-acetyl glucosamine can help improve saggy neck by forming and smoothing the skin. Using cosmetic creams that contain N-acetyl glucosamine for over a period of16 weeks can help tighten and improve the appearance of saggy neck skin.
Use of Botox (botulinum toxin type A)
Botox injections can also help to tighten and improve the appearance of saggy neck skin. Using Botox can provide results that will last for 3 to 4 months. You will need to undergo repeat injections to maintain the results and keep your neck skin firm.
Laser skin resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing treatment can also be used to tighten the neck skin. It helps to improve the texture of the skin and lift the skin.
Ultherapy is a nonsurgical ultrasound treatment used to stimulate collagen and elastin production which help to tighten the skin. It uses focused ultrasound energy to lift and tighten skin on the neck.
How much is a nonsurgical neck lift?
The cost of nonsurgical neck lift varies depending on the type of treatment options, geographical location, and provider of treatment. The cost can range between $450 and $6,500. However, a nonsurgical facelift treatment can cost an average of $2,800.
What is the best treatment for saggy neck?
The best treatment for saggy neck is Ultherapy. Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive procedure that is used to lift the neck, chin, and brow. It also improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The treatment also helps to lift and tighten the skin to deliver a youthful looking neck.
You may need just one treatment or an additional treatment based on your skin laxity, your biological response to ultrasound energy and your collagen-building process. Ultherapy provides immediate results as you will likely start noticing some results in the first few days after the treatment. As long as your body continues to produce collagen, you will continue to see results. Full results appear over 2-3 months and continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment.