21 Sep 2023 | by Leonard Miller, MD, FACS, FRCS
As we age, the skin on our neck can become loose and saggy, which leads to an aged appearance that many find undesirable. For those seeking neck rejuvenation, there is a multitude of non-surgical treatments available that can help tighten the skin, improve tone and texture, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds. These treatments, which are less invasive and often more affordable than surgical options, are gaining popularity among many who are seeking a refreshed and youthful look.
About Non-Surgical Neck Lifts
In recent years, non-surgical neck lifts have seen a surge in popularity. Because these procedures are less invasive than their surgical counterparts, patients have the opportunity to enhance their appearance without the need for extensive downtime or recovery.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Neck Treatments
Non-surgical treatments are particularly appealing to younger patients who may not yet need or want to undergo a surgical neck lift. These patients often have minimal degrees of skin laxity, fatty deposits, and muscle deformations, which can be effectively addressed with non-surgical methods. As such, non-surgical treatments can provide subtle enhancements that help maintain a youthful appearance while delaying the need for more invasive procedures. Non-surgical neck lifts can also be customized to address each individual’s unique concerns, allowing for a very personalized approach to neck rejuvenation.
Types of Non-Surgical Neck Lifts
There are several types of non-surgical neck lifts available, each of which targets specific issues related to aging neck skin.
Treatments for Mild to Moderate Skin Looseness
For patients that have mild to moderate skin looseness, our team at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery recommends treatments such as Profound RF, ThermiTight, and Renuvion. These non-surgical procedures are designed to tighten loose skin and restore a more youthful appearance to your neck.
Profound RF is a revolutionary treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate the production of various “building blocks” designed to keep your skin smooth and elastic. This includes:
- Hyaluronic acid
ThermiTight is a non-surgical, minimally invasive skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin, leading to tighter, smoother skin.
To contract and tighten the skin, Renuvion uses a combination of helium plasma and radiofrequency energy. This treatment is particularly effective for loose skin on the neck and jowls.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Textural Changes
As the first surgeon to introduce microneedling to the United States, Dr. Leonard Miller’s contributions have left a lasting impact on the field of aesthetic medicine. His technique is safe for all skin types and does not damage the skin.
For patients experiencing textural changes in the skin on their neck, we offer treatments such as EndyMed and microfat injections with microneedling. These procedures can significantly improve the texture of your skin, giving it a smoother, more even appearance.
EndyMed uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production, leading to improved skin texture and firmness.
Microfat Injections with Microneedling
Microfat injections combined with microneedling can improve skin texture by introducing small amounts of fat into the skin, which can help to fill in lines and wrinkles.
Injectables for Neck Lines
Vertical and horizontal necklines, commonly referred to as “Tech Neck,” can be effectively treated with botox and fillers. These treatments work to smooth out wrinkles and lines, giving your neck a more youthful and revitalized look.
Botox works by relaxing the muscles beneath the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and lines for a more youthful appearance.
Fillers can temporarily reduce fine lines and wrinkles, offering immediate results.
For moderate neck bands, double chins, and sagging neck structures, our team recommends the MyEllevate procedure. This treatment provides immediate improvement and is a more effective alternative to procedures like Kybella.
MyEllevate for Moderate Neck Bands
MyEllevate is a minimally invasive procedure that can tighten the skin and muscles of the neck, reducing the appearance of neck bands.
MyEllevate for Double Chins
MyEllevate can also be used to treat double chins by lifting and shaping the skin, including loose tissue under the chin, leading to a more defined neck contour.
MyEllevate for Sagging Neck Structures
For sagging neck structures, MyEllevate can provide immediate improvement by tightening the skin and underlying muscles, providing a strong, sculpted neckline and revitalized appearance.
Non-Surgical Neck Lift Recovery
The recovery process following non-surgical treatments for the neck is typically much shorter and less intensive than that of a surgical neck lift procedure. These treatments, which focus on skin tightening and collagen and elastin production, often allow patients to return to their normal activities immediately or within a few days.
Temporary Side Effects
Immediately following a non-surgical neck lift, patients may experience slight redness or swelling in the treated area. These temporary side effects should subside within a few hours to a few days. Most patients report minimal discomfort during the recovery period, and any mild discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
One of the key benefits of non-surgical skin tightening treatments is that they stimulate the body’s natural collagen growth, leading to continued improvement in skin laxity and tone over time. This means that the results of your non-surgical neck lift can continue to develop for up to six months following the treatment session.
Remember, every patient’s recovery process is unique. It’s important to follow the specific aftercare instructions provided by your physician to ensure the best possible results from your non-surgical neck lift. This may include avoiding certain activities, applying topical treatments, and returning for follow-up treatment sessions as recommended.
It’s important to note that while non-surgical treatments can significantly improve the appearance of sagging skin and neck folds, they may not be able to address excess skin or fat in the same way that surgical procedures can. For patients with significant skin laxity or excess fat, a surgical neck lift may be a more effective solution.
Non-Surgical Neck Lift Consultation
During your consultation, an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist will assess your individual needs and goals to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. Whether you’re a younger patient looking to maintain your youthful appearance or you’re seeking to address more significant signs of aging, we offer a range of non-surgical and surgical options to help you achieve your desired results.
Why Choose Boston Center for Plastic Surgery?
The physicians at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery are board-certified experts in non-invasive rejuvenation procedures. They actively participate in clinical trials and the development of cutting-edge technology for aesthetic enhancements, having pioneered many of the non-invasive techniques and treatments that are now widely used.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are ready to speak to a doctor about non-surgical neck rejuvenation, schedule a consultation at the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery. To cater to our patients’ unique concerns and aesthetic objectives, we provide a wide range of non-surgical treatments. To learn more or to schedule your consultation, please call (617) 712-0907 or contact us at https://www.bostonplasticsurgery.com/contact/.