Caring for aged skin extends beyond the face. Sun damage, bad living behaviors, and environmental factors all contribute to the aging of your skin around the neck. Many people’s concerns to skin care professionals include an aged neck contour with wrinkles and drooping skin. However, removing loose skin on your neck and beneath your chin frequently necessitates surgical operations fraught with danger. This is why patients interested in improving the appearance of aged skin may choose to explore a nonsurgical surgery known as a “neck lift.” Here are three prevalent non-surgical Scottsdale neck lift techniques:
Injectable therapy such as Botox (botulinum toxin type A injection) can help minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Although the FDA does not approve it, many dermatologists use Botox injections along the neck and vertical neck bands to calm muscular action on the neck and ease the downward-pulling motion of the neck muscle. Botox is almost painless, has little to no downtime, and takes little time to finish. Moreover, you will need to get a procedure every 3 to 4 months to keep the results.
Some individuals have excess fat under the chin and in the upper neck. Your physician may prescribe Kybella to enhance neck shape if you have a moderate amount of neck fat with firm, flawless skin overlaying it. Kybella is made up of deoxycholic acid, an injectable substance that breaks down and metabolizes fat cells. The therapy lasts around 30 minutes, and the recovery is generally quick. However, you may have swelling or redness at the injection site for many days. Also, you will get benefits in 4 to 6 weeks. You may be required to repeat the operation up to four times.
The subcutaneous tissue of the neck and chin is treated with ultrasound, a type of energy that penetrates the skin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorised Ultherapy, a nonsurgical ultrasound device, in 2009 for noninvasive neck and chin lifts as well as to lessen creases and wrinkles in the chest region. Ultherapy’s goal is to generate younger-looking skin on the neck and chin area by promoting collagen. Ultherapy avoids the skin’s surface by using focused ultrasonic energy.
Also, Ultherapy is an in-office treatment lasting between 60 and 90 minutes. There is usually no downtime, and you may resume your daily activities. You may experience flushed skin and redness, but these symptoms should subside within a few hours. Results vary but typically take 2 to 3 months to emerge as new collagen works to elevate the skin on the neck and chin. Furthermore, Ultherapy can be used for up to a year.
Your skin gets thinner with age, particularly around the neck. Covering your neck with scarves or turtleneck sweaters is a common approach, but it is not a long-term solution. Surgical operations are associated with lengthy recovery times, high costs, and danger. That is why many people are resorting to nonsurgical neck lift procedures such as Botox, ultrasonic treatments, lasers, and others to improve the look of their necks. These safer alternatives are less expensive, entail less downtime, and produce more natural-looking outcomes. Consult a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to get the best results and avoid problems. Call Arizona Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule your meeting today to determine which nonsurgical neck lift therapies suit you.