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6 Non-surgical Treatments to Rejuvenate Your Neck

NDDA November 2022 Blog

NDDA November 2022 Blog

by Mary Hurley, MD

Did you know your neck is one of the first areas to show signs of aging? This is because the skin on our neck is thinner and more delicate to sun exposure, environmental factors, and lifestyle habits. While intrinsic aging and excess fat in these areas may be hereditary, Dr. Hurley shares 6 non-surgical treatments to help you regain confidence in these trouble spots.

#1 Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a firming treatment that lifts loose skin by increasing the production of collagen. This non-invasive treatment is FDA-cleared and treats the neck, eyebrow, and under chin areas. Most importantly, Ultherapy is an effective treatment when combating the “turkey neck”. And, a bonus is Ultherapy does not require multiple sessions to demonstrate results.

What to Expect Before, During, & After Treatment?

Before Treatment
A one-on-one consultation with one of our providers is necessary to assess your skin, review your concerns, and determine if you’re a candidate for Ultherapy. This consultation allows our providers to determine the best treatment option to help you achieve optimal results, discuss alternative options if necessary and determine how many sessions you’ll need to appropriately address your skin concerns.

During Treatment
During treatment, our provider will numb the area. After numbing, an ultrasound gel will be applied to the treated area and the applicator will glide against your skin. The treatment may cause your skin to feel tingly. This tingling sensation is an indication of the collagen-building process. Expect about a 60-minute treatment for your neck area.

After Treatment
Ultherapy takes little to no downtime so you can return to your daily activities after the procedure. Some patients experience minimal redness, tingling, and skin tenderness. However, this is temporary.

#2 RF Microneedling

RF Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure suitable for all skin tones and skin types. This treatment uses radiofrequency to repair and rejuvenate the skin at both the surface and deeper levels. We perform this treatment on many areas of the body to combat a range of skin concerns, including loose skin along the jawline and below the neck.

RF Microneedling is relatively painless and targets subdermal layers of the skin and tissue to increase collagen production on the face and body. RF Microneedling is an effective option to combat mild to moderate skin laxity below the neck. Microneedling requires a series of sessions depending on your goals. The number of sessions can range from two to four. Results will appear as soon as one week and will continue to improve for up to three months.

What to Expect Before, During, & After Treatment?

Before Treatment
Patients need to book a consultation before receiving an RF Microneedling treatment. This will allow our providers to determine if RF Microneedling is right for you. During this consultation, you can ask any questions about the procedure and share your skin goals with our providers.

During Treatment
During treatment, you can first expect a thorough cleaning of your skin. Next, numbing cream will be applied to the area, and is often suggested to be applied 60 minutes prior to treatment. Once the microneedling treatment begins, you may experience a little discomfort. However, the treatment takes about 20-30 minutes. Once the treatment is completed, our provider then applies calming solutions to support cell regeneration.

After Treatment
Post-treatment care consists of avoiding harsh topical products for the next few days. However, you may resume your normal skincare regimen after 24 hours. It is important to avoid excessive heat and sun exposure to prevent the reverse effects of the treatment.

#3 CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting for the chin and neck is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure. CoolSculpting is an ideal procedure for those who want to avoid anesthesia, needles, and incisions. This treatment ultimately freezes fat cells and naturally eliminates them. More than one session may be recommended, depending on the desired outcome. CoolSculpting can be combined with a skin tightening treatment, as well as a medical-grade skincare regimen to maintain your results.

What to Expect Before, During, & After Treatment?

Before Treatment
Patients can expect to book a consultation before their first CoolSculpting treatment to confirm if they’re a candidate for this treatment. Our providers will address concerns and make suggestions based on your body contouring goals.

During Treatment
A provider will first apply the applicator to the treatment area and you may experience a cooling and/or tingling sensation at the treatment site. However, this treatment is generally painless, and you are welcome to read, watch a show or simply relax. CoolSculpting treatments take as little as 35 minutes, depending on the area treated.

After Treatment
Following the treatment, you may experience temporary redness, swelling, and tenderness. CoolSculpting takes little to no downtime and you can return to normal daily activities immediately following your treatment. Two or more treatment sessions are recommended for most patients to achieve their body contouring goals.

#4 Kybella

Kybella is a non-surgical procedure that destroys unwanted fat cells within the tissue located under the chin to improve the appearance of a jawline. Once these fat cells are destroyed, these cells can no longer accumulate fat. This procedure includes a series of injections into the treatment area.

What to Expect Before, During, & After Treatment?

Before Treatment
Before your Kybella treatment, you will need to book an appointment with our providers to determine if you’re a fit for the procedure. During this appointment, our provider will share any pre-treatment instructions and address any concerns you may have.

During Treatment
First, numbing cream will be applied to the chin/neck area. During the treatment, numerous injections will be made to the area.

After Treatment
Post-care treatment consists of icing the treated area, sleeping on your back, and avoiding vigorous exercise and sun exposure for 3-5 days. Kybella takes little to no downtime and you can resume your normal daily activities. Minimal swelling often appears for 3-5 days post-treatment.

#5 Botox for Neckbands

Botox injections are used to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. They are effective to relax vertical neck bands, softening horizontal necklace lines, lifting the jowls, and creating a lifting of the jawline known as the “Nefertiti neck lift”. Botox is injected into the muscles in the bands of the neck to relax the downward pull on the jawline. This procedure will result in a smoother and tighter neck and jawline. Botox results for the neckbands generally last 4-6 months. Repetition of treatments keeps consistent results, similar to other Botox treatments.

What to Expect Before, During, & After Treatment?

Before Treatment
A consultation is a requirement to determine if you’re a candidate for Botox in your neckbands. During the consultation, we can discuss any concerns you may have about your neck and the treatment itself. If you’re not a candidate for Botox, our providers can recommend other procedures to help you achieve your skincare goals.
During Treatment
During your neckband Botox procedure, you will need to contract and relax your muscles so that your provider can evaluate what areas need the injections. You can expect the procedure to take 5-10 minutes.

After Treatment
Botox requires no downtime. The treatment causes minimal swelling, and often individuals don’t experience any bruising. You can resume your daily activities immediately following treatment.

#6 ClearLift

ClearLift is an anti-aging laser treatment that combats sagging necks, crow’s feet, and many other signs of aging. This is a non-surgical and painless treatment with no downtime. ClearLift is most popular for its appearance on “The View” and “Dr. OZ Show”, as it is the “lunchtime laser” because of its ability to remove years of aging in only 30 minutes. ClearLift is an alternative to Botox for those who have concerns about using injectables.

What to Expect Before, During, & After Treatment?

Before Treatment
Very similar to the other treatments, we advise a consultation before your ClearLift treatment to see if you’re a candidate for this anti-aging laser treatment. Our provider will determine how many sessions you will need to reach your facial contouring goals.

During Treatment
This treatment requires no topical numbing as it is virtually painless. Patients report it as a comfortable, skin-resurfacing experience. ClearLift is a relatively quick treatment – typically requiring just 25 minutes.

After Treatment
This is the treatment for those looking to get great results with absolutely no downtime. After treatment with ClearLift, patients can immediately return to their daily activities. However, just like any other anti-aging treatment, it is important you continue to take care of your skin and wear SPF sunscreen to maintain your results.

Caring for your skin is not exclusively for your face. At North Dallas Dermatology Associates, we offer a variety of treatments to address aging necks and excess fat in the neck and chin area. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your neck or jawline, schedule an appointment with our providers to address your concerns.

Non-Invasive Neck & Chin Treatments in Dallas, Tx

 

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