Let’s take a brief look at how a few of the non-surgical neck lifts are actually done.
Botox: Injectable therapies like Botox (botulinum toxin type A injection) can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Although off-label, many dermatologists utilize Botox injections along the neck and vertical neck bands, to quiet muscle movement on the neck and relax the downward-pulling motion of the neck muscle.
Injectable Derma Fillers: Injectable dermal fillers like Bellafill, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore lost volume to the skin on your neck.
Hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers are sometimes used off-label by expert physician injectors to rebuild jawline definition and induce collagen growth to the neck. When used on the neck, the practitioner will often use a blunt-tipped cannula instead of a needle.
UItherapy: Ultrasound is another type of energy that penetrates the skin and treats the subcutaneous layer of the neck and chin. Ultherapy, a nonsurgical ultrasound technology, was approved in 2009 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for noninvasive neck and chin lifts, and to improve wrinkles and lines on the chest area.
The goal of Ultherapy is to stimulate collagen and create more youthful-looking skin on the neck and chin area. To achieve this, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin through ultrasound energy with focused imaging. This allows the practitioner to target the right area, the right depths and the right temperature to lift and support deeper layers of the skin.
Listed below are some of the top benefits of getting a non-surgical neck lift.
The recovery time period for nonsurgical neck lift procedures range from just a few hours to a few days. This means that you’ll quickly be able to return to your daily activities and schedule. The side effects are also generally minimal and mild, thus they should go away within a matter of days and shouldn’t affect your daily life much.
If you’re on a limited budget and looking for a neck lift treatment that won’t dig into your wallet too deeply, then non-surgical neck lifts have got you covered. The total cost of a typical surgical neck lift averages at around a whopping $5,100. In comparison, non-surgical procedures only charge you between $400 to $2,000, depending on the treatment and your geographical location. This benefit would get 2 thumbs up from anyone.
Surgical neck lift procedures can easily take several hours to complete. There also may be certain complications during and after the surgery. However, the good news is, most nonsurgical procedures only take about 30 to 90 minutes, depending on which one you choose to undergo. So your family and friends won’t have to wait very long to visit you.
Even if they can afford the high costs of surgery, many seniors still don’t want to go through with it because it comes with many possible health risks, complications, and leaves visible and unwanted scarring on the skin. Since general anesthesia and large incisions are not required for nonsurgical neck lifts, this makes them much safer and more reliable in general. Thus, it’s a superb option for seniors.
Of course, it’s vitally important to feel good about yourself as a person. As the old saying goes “You gotta feel good in your skin.” Nonetheless, if you are happier with your facial appearance and like what you see in the mirror, your confidence and self-esteem will definitely soar to even greater heights.
If the appearance of your neck is putting a damper on your self-esteem and makes you feel self-conscious, a neck lift can address the issue, improve your self-esteem and help you feel more attractive.
Although these non-surgical treatments are considered relatively safe and reliable, keep in mind that they do come with a number of possible side effects. Consult with a face and neck lifting professional to get more information about the side effects and which treatment is best for you.