Facial skin is not the only place where signs of aging can be detected. Loose or sagging skin around the chin, jaw line or neck are also indicators of a person’s age. It can cause some people to appear older than they really are which is why neck lift surgeries exist. But sometimes the risk and hassle of a surgical procedure isn’t necessary and non surgical neck lift procedures offer solutions that are non invasive and much less risky.
A popular non surgical neck tightening technique is to use radiofrequency (RF) waves to tighten and tone skin. Brand names like Thermage are effective non invasive treatments that are also used as alternatives to face lifts. The skin is first cooled then heated by the radiofrequency which stimulates circulation, collagen production and tissue contraction. All these reactions produce tighter, smoother and younger looking skin.
This neck lift without surgery uses a small probe that emits the specific radiofrequency waves over desired treatment areas. It can be used to tighten skin almost anywhere on the body but for the purpose of providing non surgical neck rejuvenation, it can tighten skin around the chin, jaw line, jowls and neck.
Most patients report a tingling or warm sensation during the treatment and it is possible to further enhance results with multiple treatment sessions but they must be spaced apart enough to allow the area to recover from the initial treatment. To start a session the physician will first apply a topical agent to partially numb the skin along with an oral medication. This helps to minimize the discomfort and pain from the treatment. The level of pain experienced will depend on the treatment as well as the individual. Those with a lower threshold for pain might be given a stronger medication which could prevent the person from being able to drive themselves home. A treatment session will usually last about two hours.
Non Surgical Neck Lift Results
The results from a non surgical neck lift procedure will not be immediately noticeable as it takes time for the cells to react to the treatment. The first appearances of improvement are usually seen within a month and will progressively improve for about six months. Unlike other non surgical neck lifts that use injection fillers to plump the skin, the results from being treated with radiofrequency can last five to ten years. There are no long term side effects of this treatment making it ideal for those that want to avoid a surgical neck lift.