A smooth, elegant neck and defined jawline are just a couple of physical features that are associated with beauty. Unfortunately, the neck is one of the very first places on the body to show signs of aging. Initially, you may just notice fine lines and winkles accompanied by changes in skin texture. This is often followed by loose skin, jowling, banding of the platysma and the infamous “turkey neck.” Although you’ve done your best to take care of your skin by eating well, exercising, staying hydrated and implementing a skin care regimen, a surgical or non-surgical treatment may be in order to rejuvenate the appearance of the neck and jawline.
Men and women who experience mild to moderate jowling and sagging skin underneath the chin may be good candidates for Radio-frequency treatments. This is a non-invasive procedure used to tighten skin and smooth lines and wrinkles by emitting electromagnetic waves into the deeper layers of the skin. These waves heat up the deep tissues resulting new collagen production, which helps tighten the skin and improve the appearance of the treated area. Radio-frequency treatments last from 30-45 minutes per treatment and the frequency of the treatment depends on the specific device used. It typically takes a few months to see the full effect. .
Ulthera is a comparable alternative to Radio-frequency for those who are experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity in the face and neck. However, unlike Radio-frequency, Ulthera uses ultrasound waves instead of electromagnetic waves to heat up layers within the deep tissues for optimum collagen production. Ulthera treatment’s last from 60-90 minutes but the exact amount of time depends on the area being treated. Radiofrequency and Ulthera are both known to be effective in lifting and tightening skin and some experience the best results when combining these two treatments.
Thread Lift is a quick and convenient procedure that restores a more youthful neck and jawline. Thread Lift is ideal for both men and women who have mild to moderate jowling and loose skin around the lower face and neck. This is a good option for those who are not quite ready to commit to surgical procedure and would like immediate results. Thread Lift procedures are performed in-office with local anesthesia and require about 60 minutes to complete. Thin threads are inserted into the face or neck through small needles and attach themselves to the surrounding tissues. They are then pulled back to give a smooth and natural lifting effect to the treated area. Once the threads are in the ideal place with the correct tension, the threads discreetly anchored underneath the skin resulting in minimal scarring. Results are immediate and can last from six to twenty-four months depending on the type of Thread Lifting material used.
Neck lift is an outpatient surgical procedure to correct moderate to severe jowling and skin laxity beneath the jaw and takes place in an operating room under deep sedation or general anesthesia. During the procedure loose neck muscles are tightened and sagging skin is removed to give a firmer, smoother and restored jawline. Neck lift is the ultimate option option for those looking to obtain a long-lasting result or if alternative procedures are no longer effective due to excessive skin laxity and jowling. Often times, Neck lift surgery is combined with other surgical procedures such as Face lift, Brow lift, or Eyelid lift.
Whether you have mild jowling or an undesirable turkey neck, Dr. David Shamouelian at Allure Aesthetic Surgery offers the latest advancements in aesthetic procedures to restore a more youthful neck and jawline. Call to book your complimentary consultation and to learn more about your treatment options.
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