The best skin care regimen can not always prevent your neck from aging faster than the rest of you, and if you’re not a fan of scarves or tall collars, a non-surgical neck lift could restore your neckline to your Ancient glory: For a few years, anyway. This non-invasive approach uses a variety of stretching and skin rejuvenation techniques to minimize gills, crepey skin and neck bands (also known as platysma bands).
A combination of skin tightening procedures, such as Ultherapy, ThermiTight or Thermage, which stimulate collagen production to minimize gills and improve skin tone and elasticity is recommended. Injectables such as Botox or Dysport and dermal fillers can help firm and soften your skin, as well as reduce the appearance of deep lines and string-like bands.
None of these treatments will provide the dramatic or lasting results of the surgery, but a non-surgical neck lift could potentially reduce years in appearance.
Is a Non-Surgical Neck Lift Right for Me?
- If you like the idea of a narrower-looking neck without the downtime that surgery requires, a non-surgical neck lift may be ideal. However, it is important to have realistic expectations. These treatments can not stop the natural aging process or eliminate loose skin as a result of spectacular weight loss. But they can, with maintenance, firm, fill and soften their neck and jaw.
- You are comfortable with repetitive treatments.
- If you are looking for a one-time option, a surgical neck lift may be better for you.
- You are more interested in prevention than in a great solution.
How Is Nonsurgical Recovery From Neck Lift?
You should not have any downtime with a non-surgical neck lift, although you may have some swelling, redness or tenderness immediately after treatment. These side effects should be mild and disappear quickly.
When Will I See the Results of a Non-Surgical Neck Lift?
The scope of your results and the speed at which they will take effect will depend on the procedures you choose. The results of botox and dermal filler can be seen almost immediately, but ultrasound and radiofrequency treatments usually show small initial improvements, with full results that appear over several months.
How Long Do the Results of My Non-Surgical Neck Lift Last?
The longevity of your non-surgical neck lift will depend in part on the techniques used by Dr. Sergio Verduzco and in part on your lifestyle, weight changes, sun damage and inheritance. In general, Botox injections last for three to six months, and fillers last approximately nine months. Ultrasound and radiofrequency treatments like Ultherapy and Thermage can last one or two years before you need touch-ups.