A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure which is performed to take out excess fat around your jaw line. This enhance the appearance of the neck making it look more youthful. There are many procedures that range from minimal in-office treatments to surgical procedures. People who are hesitant to undergo a surgery may select any of the following non-surgical methods:
This is an easy option for people who do not wish to go for a proper surgical procedure. In this process, radio frequency is used, in conjunction with cooling waves. Heat is applied via the radio frequency, and this heat makes the collagen react by breaking it down and forcing it to remodel itself. This leads to skin tightening, and thereby reduces the sagging of loose skin in the neck. It also lends the neck skin more amount of elasticity, and therefore it looks far more healthy and younger. Although there is a slight risk of side effects like burns; however, these occur only if the procedure is not done properly. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Although the results are temporary and may vary from person to person, with repeated sessions, a considerable amount of skin tightening can be achieved. However, you need to undergo this treatment with a very realistic approach, that is, this is not a facelift nor is it a replacement for one. It will merely slightly tighten the sagging skin in the region of the neck.
Botox is already a common option for some people who wish to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. This treatment option is suitable for people having slightly sagging skin in the neck, but no excess neck fat. The botox acts on the platysma muscle, which is the muscle present in the neck. These injections make the skin more taut so that it does not hang in the neck. This procedure only brings about a slight amount of skin tightening, and does not actually lead to any loss of fat in the region of the neck.
The procedure cost will vary, depending on the kind of procedure and the number of sessions required. There are a few more treatment options, like using volumizers and fillers to get rid of vertical neck cords that may be unsightly. These procedures require repeated sessions for good results and these results may vary from person to person. However, the results of a neck lift can be long-lasting if a person maintains proper weight.
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