As we age, we lose collagen and elastin in our skin, which results in thinning, sagging skin. We tend to see this around our eyes, our hands, and our necks, especially right under the chin, an area that has become known as the “turkey waddle.” In addition, many of us accumulate weight in our necks, developing double chins and losing the defined jawline that characterizes a youthful profile. However, even young people, who are at an ideal body weight, can have a slight turkey waddle as an inherited trait that can make them look older than they are.
Surgical neck or facelifts used to be the only options to recontour the neck, jawline, and jowls. These surgeries, performed in an operating room under general anesthesia or IV sedation, involve taking already thin skin and stretching it even thinner, cutting off the excess, and leaving scars in front of and behind the ears. However, facelifts and neck lifts are not permanent, with results lasting roughly eight to ten years, and they don’t improve the skin by building collagen and elastin.
Timeless Laser & Skin Care is proud to offer a minimally invasive procedure, Precision Tx Laser Lift (using SideLaze 800™ technology), to redefine the jawline and neck without a surgical facelift. This FDA approved treatment tightens the skin and stimulates collagen and elastin formation and can also remove excess fat in the neck. You might have seen this on the internet as the “Knifeless Facelift” or “Lazerlift.” Unlike many technologies that apply radiofrequency energy, infrared light, or ultrasound energy to provide the heat, Precision Tx includes ThermaGuide which provides real-time temperature control, leading to a more reliable result and providing unprecedented safety.
The Precision Tx™ Laser Lift has minimal downtime, with most patients returning to work within three days. Because of some immediate tissue tightening, patients can see improvement as soon as two weeks. Maximal skin tightening is reached at 4 months, but new collagen and elastin continues to form for at least 6 months, so skin continues to thicken and improve for more than half a year after the procedure.
Call Timeless Laser & Skin Care today to schedule a consultation and learn about the non-invasive and minimally invasive ways we can improve your skin and help you achieve a healthy rejuvenated appearance.