For the majority of people, there is simply no avoiding the effects of aging. Time takes its toll, and while we can fend it off for as long as we can, there is ultimately very little we can do to halt its progress. One of the less-desirable effects is a sagging neck, sometimes referred to as “turkey neck”.
There are, however, a number of means to reverse the least attractive consequences of the aging process. Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures have become some of the most popular industries in America. Methods exist to correct a wide variety of aesthetic issues, and sagging necks are no exception.
If you’re looking to tighten up your neckline, these are just some of the options available to you.
The Neck Lift
Lower Rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a neck lift, is a surgery that reduces jowls and excess loose skin around the neck and jawline.
Not all patients want to dive headfirst into a full surgical facelift. For them, a neck lift may be exactly what they’re looking for. By manipulating and redistributing the fat and skin of the neck and jaw, a skilled surgeon can make improvements that make patients look as young as they feel.
Laser Skin Tightening
For those who still don’t want to go under the knife, there are a number of non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures that can help tighten up loose skin and sagging necks. One of these options is laser tightening treatments.
By delivering brief pulses of laser energy to the skin, the production of collagen can be triggered. Collagen is a naturally-occurring protein that reduces saggy skin and fills wrinkles. Laser treatment is a quick and painless method of achieving the younger appearance you’re looking for, with sessions rarely lasting more than 30 minutes.
It should be noted, however, that laser skin tightening is not permanent. Results generally last around 6 months.
While laser tightening procedures utilize light energy to stimulate collagen production and lift skin, ultherapy uses the power of ultrasound technology to achieve the same effect.
This treatment takes a bit longer than laser tightening, both in the application and in the manifestation of results. The procedure itself takes anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes, and while some of the effects will be immediately noticeable, it may take up to three months before the full results are finalized.
For more information on how you can treat excessive loose skin and neck sagging, contact Aesthetx today to schedule a consultation with our doctor.