A Non-surgical neck lift or neck tightening can involve a number of different treatment approaches. Each treatment works by different modalities, but the aim of them all is to lift saggy neck skin, reduce neck wrinkles and bring about neck tightening. These treatments include radiofrequency neck tightening, laser neck tightening, thread neck lift, ultherapy. plasma neck tightening, dermal fillers and collagen stimulating treatments such as PRP and collagen injections. The following is a brief overview of available non-surgical neck lift procedures. However, with advanced saggy neck skin, a surgical neck lift will be required.
The difference between loose neck skin (turkey neck) and the double chin is a different treatment approach. We provide treatment for double chin removal (submental fat) and saggy neck skin.
Neck Tightening Options
The treatment of saggy neck skin and neck wrinkles can be accomplished with thread neck lift, radiofrequency tightening, ultherapy of plasma skin tightening. Thread neck lifts are often referred to as non-surgical neck lift and provide an excellent and natural lifting.
Non-Surgical Neck Lift With Aptos Threads
A neck thread lift involves inserting barbed dissolvable threads under the skin, which are then anchored and pulled up to provide an instant initial neck lift. These dissolvable threads then provide a secondary neck tightening effect as they dissolve, stimulating collagen and elastin in the skin. Improving the texture of neck skin, lessening the appearance of neck wrinkles and importantly lessening the appearance of saggy neck skin.
The best threads for a non-surgical neck lift is a barbed thread like the Aptos threads. PDO threads can be used to provide neck tightening and to reduce neck wrinkles, but do not provide a lift.
Cost of Aptos Thread Neck Tightening: $2500
Lasts: 2-5 years
Number of Treatments Required: One
Down-Time: Bruising and swelling can last up to 2 weeks, but can mostly be disguised with makeup.
Neck Tightening with Radiofrequency Resurfacing
Radiofrequency resurfacing provides excellent treatment for neck wrinkles and saggy neck skin in general. This works by delivering radio-frequency to dermal layers of skin, creating a controlled damage and setting in motion your skin’s own natural mechanism to lay down collagen. A series of treatment is required. But the cost of neck tightening with eMatrix is $660 for 2 treatments.
eMatrix neck tightening cost: $660 per 2 treatments (up to four may be required)
Lasts 2- 5 years
Number of treatments required: Up to 4
Downtime: After 48 hours can be covered with camouflage makeup.
Non-Surgical Neck Lift with Injections
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used in a minimally invasive treatment to provide a Nefertiti lift. Principally this is about jawline lift, however, a degree of a neck lift is observed. This is only useful for early sagging.
Neck Lift for Wrinkles & Lines
Neck wrinkles & lines develop over time from exposure to sun and muscle movement. The treatment for neck wrinkles and lines depends on the type. The following provides a brief overview of some of the non-surgical neck lift treatments available.
Types Of Neck Wrinkles & Lines.
1. Crisscross & crepey neck wrinkles.
As we get less young the texture of the skin on the neck becomes more crepey or loose. This can be exacerbated by sun damage.
Crepey Neck Wrinkle Treatment
- Vitamin A creams and antioxidants
- Resurfacing with eMatrix
- A fractional laser may also have a place.
2. Neck circular lines or necklace lines
So-called because they look like necklaces. They can occur in younger people. They are caused by movement so can be treated with wrinkle relaxing treatments. Neck line treatment can involve combinations of treatments.
Necklace Line Treatment
- Wrinkle relaxing treatments help smooth necklace lines.
- eMatrix- fractionated rf uses radiofrequency for the treatment of neck lines treatment.
- Vitamin A Creams & Antioxidants improve overall neck skin texture.
3. Cords that stand out on the neck.
As some people get less young they notice vertical bands that stand out on their neck. These are called platysmal bands and once again are caused by muscle movement and loss of fat. These develop naturally over time.
- Best Treated with wrinkle relaxing treatments, called Nefertiti lift.
Neck line treatment with wrinkle relaxing treatments does improve the vertical line appearance as well as giving a lift around the jawline area.
Surgical Neck Lift
If you have advanced neck skin sagging, advanced sun damage or excessive double chin fat, non-surgical methods will not help and you may need to consider a surgical neck lift. Our Doctors do not provide surgical neck tightening, but we can provide a referral if required.
Preventing Saggy Neck Skin: Remember your Sunscreen
When considering neck wrinkle treatment always remember preventing further damage is important. The skin on the neck and decolletage often gets more sun than your face. Women often wear makeup or remember to put sunscreen on their face but neglect these two areas. The skin on the neck is also thinner than the face and more susceptible. Wear sunscreen daily on your decolletage and neck to prevent neck lines. You can also extend your vitamin A, exfoliants and other anti-aging active ingredients onto your neck, dec and even hands.
Some things that do not work for neck tightening.
- IPL & Laser do not help with neck wrinkles & lines. These are good for skin pigmentation or redness.
- Microdermabrasion & /Peels similarly do not help with neck lines.