08 Jun What’s the Best Solution for Sagging Necks?
At RefinedMD we offer various treatments for sagging neck and laxity in this area. This includes a necklift, Ultherapy, and laser treatments—but how can you tell which is best for you? A consultation is the only answer, but it’s always a good idea to educate yourself prior to meeting with skin care experts. Of course, a necklift being a surgery means it is the most aggressive treatment and will offer the most dramatic results, but that doesn’t mean a necklift is for everyone. A necklift is always part of a full facelift, and it is the rare patient who is a good candidate for just a necklift (though it does happen). A necklift is performed by double board-certified Dr. Sudeep Roy under general anesthesia and requires a tiny incision in the submental area (right under the chin). In some cases, combining liposuction with a necklift is the best approach if patients are struggling with both excess fat and excess skin in this area.
A necklift might be the best treatment for patients of all ages, but is typically reserved for those 40 and better. If you only have mild to moderate neck sagging, non-surgical treatments might be a better approach. These are also options for those who want to or have to avoid surgery. One of the leading technologies for skin tightening is Ultherapy, which uses the power of ultrasound technology to allow your practitioner to see exactly where energy is being directed. Ultherapy is a kind of collagen induction therapy, but with extremely precise mechanisms. Results start to appear about one month after the treatment and can last up to two years. It’s called a facelift alternative and can be used just about anywhere on the body, but is especially helpful on the neck and face.
Ultherapy is suitable for men and women of all skin types. With proven and dramatic results, it’s no wonder why it’s the leading non-surgical choice for sagging neck skin. The vast majority of people only require one treatment for optimal results, and in a couple of years you can always get another maintenance session. However, since results are not immediate (no collagen induction therapy results appear right away), patience is key. Taking progress photos is a must if you really want to see the difference unfold.
However, Ultherapy isn’t going to work for those with severe neck laxity or who need both liposuction and a neck lift. There is only so much that non-surgical treatments can do, which is why we at RefinedMD offer both types of solutions. Ultherapy is a relatively comfortable and quick treatment, but should only be used for those who are experiencing earlier stages of skin aging. If you have “neck banding,” a sign of more advanced aging of the neck, typically a necklift is the only treatment to give you the results you deserve.
Lasers for Neck Treatments
There are many different types of lasers, and we are known for being home to one of the largest laser suites in the area. We carry many lasers because each one is designed for specific treatment areas and/or skin tones. When it comes to reducing laxity of the neck, the laser that will work best for you is going to depend on your severity of laxity, skin tone in some instances (as not all lasers are suitable for darker skin tones), and your goals. Sometimes a combination of lasers is the best approach. You can even combine treatments, like adding a chemical peel with laser treatment to amp up the results.
Ultimately, since every client is unique, every treatment plan needs to be, too. It can be difficult to gauge if you’re ready for surgery or would achieve a better outcome with non-surgical options on your own. That’s why a consultation is key to creating a gameplan for gorgeous results you’re going to love. We’ve also noticed an uptick in men seeking out neck tightening in recent years since tightness in this area is a must for a defined jawline. Men usually opt for a little liposuction in this area (particularly along the jawline and submental area) as a means to make that chiseled look even more defined.
If you’re interested in a tauter, younger-looking neck, let’s explore your options together. Get in touch with RefinedMD to schedule a consultation by completing the online form or calling the office today.