As we age, our skin loses elasticity and tends to begin sagging, especially in our face and neck areas. This can be a source of shame or discomfort for some of us. For a long time, few understood how to get rid of a sagging neckline without surgery. However, there are now several non-surgical ways to combat this common and perfectly normal side effect of aging thanks to recent advances in cosmetic technology.
Read on to learn about the latest and most popular FDA-approved treatments and technologies for improving a sagging neck.
Radio Frequency Microneedling Treatments
Microneedling is a common procedure that involves pricing the skin with a very small needles, stimulating collagen production. Radio-frequency, on the other hand, generates heat and stimulates the epidermal layers of the skin to produce collagen. When combined, these two technologies tighten and smooth skin, making it a fantastic solution to sagging skin in the neck area.
- Treat the face, neck, hands, and body
- Performed in-office
- Little to no discomfort
- Require little to no downtime
- Safe for all skin types
- Results & collagen production continue to improve after treatment
- Between 2 to 6 treatments may be recommended for best results
Ultrasound Technology Treatments
Ultrasound technology improves sagging neckline with high intensity sound waves to jumpstart collagen production and tighten skin. Treatments are delivered via a handheld device, which transmits the ultrasound waves through the skin’s surface. Ultrasound technology has been around for years, and is safe and effective.
- Used to treat the brow, chin, neck, and chest
- Ideal for younger patients who want to stop onset of sagging
- 30 to 90 minute treatment,
- Zero downtime after treatment
- Results within 2 to 3 months and can last up to a year
CO2 Ablative Lasers are another great way and restore smooth, supple texture to the neck. Although extremely effective in reducing “crepey” skin, it doesn’t do as much lifting. There can be significant downtime after a CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment and there is a risk of prolonged redness or discoloration when applied to the thin, sensitive areas of the skin like the neck.
Sometimes patients may want to see quicker results and/or treat the more superficial layers of the skin as soon as possible. In these cases, you may consider a combination of Botox and an energy-based treatment. Botox is noted to be effective at smoothing and tightening the neck area while energy-based skin tightening treatments help in the long-term by stimulating collagen production.
Should I get non-surgical skin tightening for my sagging neckline?
Our skin produces less and less collagen and elastin as we get older. These two proteins help our skin remain smooth and retain volume. Non-surgical skin tightening treatments like RF microneedling, ultrasound therapy, and laser resurfacing can all help stimulate collagen production, slowing down any sagging in the neck area that may be occurring and rebuilding naturally occurring proteins that support our skin.
Am I a good candidate?
If action is taken soon enough it can prevent sagging before it begins. Non-surgical skin tightening is generally best suited for patients who are experiencing mild to moderate skin laxity. You will need to consult an expert before you commit to a non-surgical solution for a sagging neckline. Contact DermaBlue today to get started with your initial consultation or schedule your consultation online directly.