Sagging skin and fat in your neck can have a less-than-desirable impact on your appearance. Until recently, the only option available to help with these concerns was a surgical neck lift, but that’s no longer the case. Now, you can turn to Precision Tx laser neck lift.
At Timeless Laser & Skin Care, we offer this treatment option for our patients. Learn how to tighten neck skin without surgery using a Precision Tx laser neck lift.
How Does a Precision Tx Laser Neck Lift Work?
Precision Tx laser neck lift is a minimally invasive procedure that serves as an alternative to a surgical neck lift and offers the neck tightening results you want.
As you age, pockets of fat that used to give you a full, youthful look can shrink or even descend from their original locations.
Additionally, your skin begins to produce less collagen and elastin, which makes it more prone to wrinkles and sagging, especially around the jawline. This process can lead to what most people know as “jowls,” or a “turkey wattle.”
The Precision Tx laser neck lift uses finely calibrated laser energy to target fat pockets under the skin. The thermal energy the laser provides breaks down fat and the suctioning part of the procedure eliminates it so that you can get the sculpted, leaner look you want.
The laser also stimulates collagen and elastin production in your body. Both of these proteins are essential for keeping your skin hydrated and firm. Along with these benefits, the laser can stimulate an increase in skin thickness.
The best candidates for this neck tightening procedure are people:
- With a stable weight
- Who are in good overall health
- Who have realistic expectations
- Who do not want to undergo surgery
- Who have mild to moderate fat tissue in the lower face and neck
- Who have mild to moderate loose skin in the lower face and neck
You may not be an ideal candidate if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have serious medical conditions, or have severe skin laxity. At your consultation, we will let you know if you can benefit from this neck tightening procedure.
Benefits of a Non-Surgical Neck Lift
Precision Tx laser neck lift is a minimally invasive procedure. For people who can’t have surgery or would prefer not to do so, this is the best option. There’s little downtime, and you can return to your regular activities almost immediately.
This type of neck tightening procedure is also much more affordable than a surgical procedure would be.
Another benefit to consider is that the laser can boost collagen and elastin production, allowing your body to gradually improve skin firmness. This gives you a more natural result.
Preparing for Precision Tx Laser Neck Lift
To ensure that you’re a good candidate for a Precision Tx neck lift, we ask that you schedule a consultation with us.
During the consultation, we will assess the treatment area while also getting your full medical history. Let us know of any medications you take, if you have had any cosmetic procedures before, and anything else you think may be relevant.
Before your procedure, we recommend that you stop taking blood-thinning medications and supplements, including:
- Fish oil
- Vitamin E
- St. John’s Wort
It’s also a good idea to stop drinking alcohol for at least a week before your treatment. Avoid using abrasive skin care products on the treatment area in the days leading up to your procedure, and do not get other cosmetic treatments beforehand. You do not want to do anything that makes your skin more sensitive.
The Non-Surgical Neck Lift Procedure
On the day of your procedure, we ask you to come to our clinic with a clean face. Don’t wear makeup, lotions, or creams. We will cleanse the treatment area and apply local anesthesia.
We will make three to five tiny incisions behind the ears and under your chin. We will then insert a small cannula, or wand, with a laser fiber inside. This laser fiber makes it possible to deliver energy under the dermal layer of the skin.
The Precision Tx laser neck lift system offers real-time temperature control so that you always get the most effective level of energy.
Once the energy destroys the fat we remove it with a cannula. Then we close and dress the incisions. The complete process lasts from 30 to 60 minutes.
Recovery and Aftercare
Once we finish the procedure, you’re free to leave. Because you received local anesthesia, it’s a good idea to have someone drive you home.
We will wrap compression bandages around your face and neck to help control the area as it heals. You will have to keep these bandages on for 48 hours. You can remove them yourself.
We will give you a light chin strap to wear at night for the next four to six weeks.
Most people can return to work after two or three days, but we do recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise for at least two weeks.
Some of our patients notice immediate results, but you will have to wait a few weeks to see the full effects of your neck lift. For most people, a single treatment session is enough.
Turn to Precision Tx Laser Neck Lift Experts
At Timeless Laser & Skin Care in Westlake, OH, we offer this type of non-surgical neck lift as well as many other non-surgical procedures to help you achieve the aesthetic results you want. Schedule your consultation with us today to get started.