How are neck wrinkles caused?
Neck skin contains less collagen and loses elasticity and firmness over time; a crepey appearance is more severe on the neck than anywhere else. Neck skin forms a visible “band” where the major neck muscle, the platysma, weakens and sags over time. Given the natural course of aging, a wrinkly or sagging neck is not uncommon. Aging causes the skin to lose its elasticity over time. As a result, the skin of the neck is thinner, like the skin on the eyelids, and becomes thinner with age. Combined with excess fat and weak muscles, this bodily change creates sagging skin on the neck—a condition commonly known as Turkey neck or neck wattle. Additionally, the neck skin secretes only half the amount of sebum as other parts of the face, leaving it sensitive to sun damage and neglectful skincare.
What is a non-surgical neck lift?
A non-surgical neck lift involves the use of non-invasive treatment methods to enhance the appearance of aging skin in the neck or chest area. This pain-free approach helps to tighten and rejuvenate the skin, providing long-lasting results and minimal downtime. Additionally, a non-surgical neck lift can improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles to reveal a more youthful-looking neck.
Who is the right candidate for non-surgical neck rejuvenation?
Non-surgical neck lift treatments are a good option for those who want to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and necklines. People looking to tighten and smooth the skin at the neck without going under the knife are also good candidates.
What surgical options are available for neck rejuvenation?
There are a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures that can be used to accomplish neck rejuvenation. Liposuction is a surgical treatment that can be performed under local anesthesia to remove fat from the body; however, this surgery does not serve to tighten the skin. After such a treatment, the skin must be tightened by a mini face-lift. A high risk of complications, expenses, and an extended recovery time are expected with surgical procedures, which could explain why more individuals are opting for non-surgical neck lift procedures.
What non-surgical neck rejuvenation treatments are available?
At Essential Aesthetics, we offer non-surgical modalities for neck rejuvenation and tightening. These non-surgical options entail less downtime and can produce more natural-looking outcomes. Botox and other injectable treatments like Kybella can help minimize the appearance of superficial wrinkles. Kybella can also be used to reduce fat deposits and tighten the skin. A low concentration of injectable hyaluronic acid filler such as Juvederm Volbella or Juvederm Voluma can help reduce deep wrinkles and restore both volume and definition to the skin on the neck.
Meanwhile, combination radiofrequency therapy with microneedling tightens the skin on both the superficial and deep levels. Together, the two techniques can effectively treat neck wrinkles and loose skin by stimulating the production of new and healthy collagen. Laser Skin Resurfacing is another non-surgical option for achieving neck rejuvenation. The fractional non-ablative laser allows for the treatment of neck texture and the natural reproduction of collagen.
How many treatments are needed for non-surgical neck rejuvenation?
A series of simultaneous, multi-modality injections, laser, and RF microneedling treatments will be strategically administered in the areas of concern to give the appearance of younger, smooth skin within only a few weeks. Around 20 to 30 units of Botox can be injected into the masseter muscle for deep wrinkles, and about 20 to 30 units of micro-botox can be utilized for superficial wrinkles. When Botox is used on the masseter muscle to relax the facial muscles that cause fine lines, the maximum outcome will be seen in 3 months.
Can a non-surgical neck lift be substituted?
Non-surgical neck lift options require ongoing upkeep at least once or twice a year. On the other hand, an average of seven to 10 years of maintenance is needed for surgical procedures. Surgery does not help improve the skin’s texture but can greatly boost very loose and saggy tissue. Therefore, surgical versus non-surgical is ultimately based on the patient’s desires.
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