It’s the real giveaway of a woman’s age. The deep lines and sagging skin that develop on the neck are difficult to conceal.
Surgically, it is impossible to ‘lift’ the neck without a facelift, which costs thousands of dollars and can be extremely painful.
Here at Coastal Valley Dermatology, Doctor Javid uses a variety of non-surgical rejuvenating treatments for the neck.
Ultherapy by Ulthera is a non-surgical, non-invasive face, neck and chest treatment that uses ultrasound technology to lift and tone loose skin or sagging skin in as little as 60 minutes! It is the only FDA-approved procedure to lift and tighten skin. There is virtually no downtime and patients can return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure. Ultherapy is an exciting alternative for those who aren’t ready for a mini-facelift. (link to Ultherapy page)
For those patients who can handle a few days of downtime, Dr. Javid performs a combination of light and laser procedures (link to FYBBL and Halo pages) to rejuvenate and tighten the neck area.
Light and laser procedures CANNOT replace a facelift or a neck lift. They cannot achieve the results of a lift in terms of decreasing hanging skin or loss of volume. However, they will both help restore the tonicity of the skin.
Patients who underwent chemotherapy need to realize that results may not be as expected. In fact, it may worsen their skin conditions (dryness, extended redness).
- The skin of the neck, chest and hands is very delicate and sensitive to Laser treatments. To avoid any complications such as scarring, the Dr. Javid limits the depth and power that can be used. To achieve desirable results you will need several treatments (2 to 6 depending on the sun damage) at 4 to 6 week intervals.