Anti-wrinkle creams, daily moisturizers, and other skincare products can help to restore the face’s youthful glow. While the face is important, your neck is equally vital in maintaining an overall youthful appearance and is often left neglected until it’s too late. If your neck is beginning to sag and reveal the hands of time, now is your opportunity to consider a rejuvenating and uplifting procedure.
While a traditional surgical neck lift can immediately address signs of aging, there are alternative treatments that can lift and tighten the neck with little-to-no downtime.
If Excessive Skin is Your Issue
Loose skin and a thick banding of the platysma muscle (which runs from chin to clavicle) creates the dreaded look of a “turkey neck.” The treatment options that can tighten a turkey neck depend on the severity of the sagging.
Ultherapy is a noninvasive ultrasound therapy that tightens and lifts the skin gradually. Ultherapy is the only noninvasive treatment cleared by the FDA and uses micro-focused ultrasound technology to lift and tighten loose skin over time. This energy works below the skin’s surface to stimulate natural collagen growth and new tissue, to essentially improve your skin from the inside out. You will begin to see an improvement in sagging, lax skin on your neck anywhere from 3-6 months following treatment.
Patients who are considering a neck rejuvenation procedure with mind-to-moderate loose skin may be an excellent candidate for Ultherapy. However, if you have significant sagging skin on the neck, including bands, a neck lift may be more suitable for your concerns.
If Your Sagging Is From Stubborn Neck Fat
Freezing away neck fat with CoolSculpting is an excellent way to reduce the appearance of double chins. This nonsurgical alternative to liposuction is a revolutionary fat reduction treatment that reduces stubborn fat deposits without surgery or downtime. The noninvasive fat reduction procedure utilizes an applicator that exposes unwanted bulges to controlled cooling to freeze fat cells.
Once the fat cells are frozen, they crystallize, die off, and are cycled out of the body in the form of waste. Once fat cells have been removed from the body, they do not grow back. CoolSculpting is an excellent option for anyone looking to achieve long-term fat reduction.
If Your Problem Is Uneven Skin Tone
If unsightly spots on your neck caused by sun damage are your issue, we have your solution. PicoSure laser can improve and revitalize your skin by eliminating sun spots and darkened areas on the face, neck, arms, and other exposed areas. During each PicoSure treatment, your skin will be cleansed and gel will be applied. The laser will send pulses to your skin that feels like a small pinch. After each sun spot removal treatment, you can expect your skin to have some mild redness for the first 24-48 hours. Some sunspots may appear darker initially; however, the discoloration will soon fade.
PicoSure laser can remove or minimize:
- Sun spots
- Age spots
- Liver spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Brown patches
- Other pigmentation issues
If Your Wrath Is With Wrinkles
Neck lines can appear horizontally or vertically. The side-to-side, tree-ring-like lines can be much more prominent as our skin ages. Using a Fraxel laser on neck lines can boost collagen production, tighten and smooth the skin. Skin tightening therapies, such as Ultherapy, allows for the skin to appear smoother. Additionally, vertical bands can be caused by a pulling of the platysma muscle. Injections, such as Botox, can relax the pulling and soften the appearance of neckbands.
Still Unsure What To Do About Your Neck?
Scheduling a consultation with our board-certified technicians at Laser Aesthetic Center can help you in determining which treatment or combination of treatments is ideal for you. If you are interested in neck rejuvenation, contact Laser Aesthetic Center today to find out which treatment will give you the best outcome.