Neck lifts are popular procedures that often go together with facelifts, but not everyone wants to undergo surgery and a long recovery process. Surgical neck lifts are also not for everyone, especially if you have health issues that make surgery problematic.
If you want to tighten your neck’s skin without an invasive procedure, there is an effective alternative: laser skin tightening.
At Timeless Laser & Skin Care, we offer the PrecisionTx laser neck lift to help you achieve a more youthful-looking neck with non-surgical treatment methods. Read more about what a laser neck lift can do for you below.
What Is the PrecisionTx Laser Neck Lift?
This non-surgical neck lift uses thermal energy to stimulate collagen production, tighten skin, and even remove fat from the neck area. We use the side-firing laser technology that PrecisionTx offers for more efficient and precise heating of the skin layers.
One of the biggest causes of skin laxity is a decrease in collagen and elastin production. After your late 20s, the production of these proteins, which help keep your skin firm and hydrated, slows down. Your skin becomes less flexible, and the first wrinkles and sagging can appear on your face and neck.
Thermal energy is particularly effective at boosting your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. Laser skin tightening techniques like ours also target pockets of fat you may have in the neck area, breaking down the fat cells and eliminating them to give you a sleeker neckline.
A non-surgical neck lift could bring the following benefits:
- Recontour a double chin
- Tighten sagging neck skin
- Recontour the jawline
This minimally invasive treatment usually requires only one session to provide lasting results.
Candidates for a laser neck lift are those who do not want to undergo surgery. You should be in good overall health and have mild to moderate sagging neck skin.
If you are overweight, have health conditions like diabetes or heart disease that have not been successfully treated, have severe allergies, have skin sensitivity issues, or don’t have realistic expectations about the results, you might not be a good candidate for a non-surgical neck lift.
Benefits of a Laser Neck Lift
A laser skin tightening procedure is less invasive than surgery. This means the recovery is faster — and there is practically no downtime. If you have a busy schedule and cannot take time off to recover, a laser neck lift can be a good option. It is also more affordable than a surgical procedure.
A non-surgical neck lift offers long-lasting results. The fat that the laser melts off will not reappear unless you gain a significant amount of weight, and the boost in collagen and elastin production that the lasers stimulate continues for months after the procedure.
How to Prepare
For a laser skin tightening procedure, the first thing you have to do is schedule an appointment with us. We will assess your neck, as well as your skin tone and thickness, to decide whether you can benefit from a laser neck lift.
If we think you can, we will ask for your full medical history, as well as a list of the medications and supplements you take. We also need to know about any past cosmetic procedures you have undergone.
This is the time to ask us any questions you have about the procedure and the results you can expect.
Before the procedure, you should avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds. If you have a tan, we will delay treatment for about two weeks because tanned skin will make the procedure less effective.
Don’t schedule any chemical peels for at least a month before your appointment. We recommend avoiding certain supplements and blood-thinning medications, including aspirin, ibuprofen, St. John’s wort, vitamin E, and fish oil.
The Laser Neck Lift Procedure
On the day of the appointment, don’t wear lotions, moisturizers, or any other substances on your skin.
We will inject a numbing fluid to ensure you are comfortable. We will then insert a thin fiber-optic cable to begin the procedure. By applying precise laser energy, we melt fat and tighten tissue.
The entire procedure can take less than 90 minutes. Once we finish, you are free to leave, but make sure there is someone who can take you home.
The Recovery Process
You will have to wear a neck compression garment for the first few days and then every night for the next 14 days. Within five days, you can return to work.
The fat removal will be noticeable just a few days after the procedure, while the skin tightening will improve as collagen production increases. Optimal skin tightening results usually appear four months after your session, but you can expect the collagen and elastin production to continue for up to a year.
If you would like another session, we can arrange it during one of our follow-up appointments.
Turn to Non-Surgical Neck Lifts in Westlake, OH
A sagging or wrinkled neck can age you. In the past, the only options for treatment were surgical ones, but now there are laser skin tightening procedures that can allow you to get results without long recovery times.
At Timeless Laser & Skin Care in Westlake, OH, we offer laser treatments for all manner of cosmetic issues you may struggle with.
As a holistic skin care clinic, we provide injectables, laser treatments, body contouring, and other aesthetic services. We use only the latest products and the best technology to give our patients long-lasting results. Reach out to schedule an appointment and speak about our options.