Recently, Harper’s Bazaar published an article about all the great, non-surgical options for patients to improve this delicate area. Many young patients do not want to rush into surgery but do not know that there are combinations of options out there that can provide a tighter, lifted, more youthful neck without going under the knife. Read further if you didn’t know that you can improve your neck with Botox, fillers, IPL, and Radio-frequency treatments.
When patients have droopiness in this area, it can be a combination of muscle laxity, poor skin tone, and a lack of structure. Botox can address the muscle by injecting into the platysma bands to provide a lift. Results take 3-7 days on average and last for approx. 3 months. Treatments of botox are a lower cost since it is needed 3-4 times per year to maintain results. Fillers such as voluma and Restylane are often injected in the chin and along the jawline to create a stronger structure. This allows the skin to drape a bit tighter. Results can last up to 18 months before having to repeat.
Radio-frequency treatments such as BTL’s Exilis, can really be a heavy hitter for patients. Exilis packs a double punch in that the settings can be modified to address skin laxity or fat reduction-Both key players in making the jawline and neck area more defined. Radio frequency technology works by heating the water in the dermis to create micro damage that ultimately produces collagen or shrinks fat cells. Most patients need 3-5 treatments, 1 or 2 weeks apart and final results show up best, 6 months after the last treatment with moderate improvements along the way.
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