Unless you live your life exclusively in turtleneck sweaters, your neck is as visible and prominent as your face. That means the imperfections that appear on your neck can be as troublesome, frustrating, or embarrassing as those on your cheeks, eyes, lips, chin, or forehead.
Sagging skin is perhaps the biggest complaint people have about the look of their neck as they age. Loose skin and thick banding of the platysma muscle (which runs from clavicle to the chin) result in the issue often called “turkey neck.”
Surgical neck lifts, as with facelifts, are common ways to minimize the appearance of turkey neck and restore volume and firmness to the skin. But as badly as some folks want to address the less than ideal appearance of their neck, the thought of invasive surgery can be even less attractive.
Fortunately, non-surgical and minimally invasive alternatives exist that can dramatically improve the look of your neck without surgery. At Dr. Mariano Busso’s aesthetic dermatology clinic in Miami, we offer two effective, safe, and non-surgical neck tightening options: laser skin tightening and ThermiTight.
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin reduces the appearance of wrinkles and other signs of aging while tightening and lifting the skin on the neck for a younger and fuller appearance.
One of the advantages of laser skin tightening is the minimal amount of discomfort involved. That said, a topical anesthetic cream may be applied to the treatment area to further reduce any pain.
In a laser neck tightening procedure, the physician uses a precision handpiece to apply short bursts of laser light to the neck. As noted, while laser tightening is significantly less painful than more invasive procedures, you may still experience some brief discomfort or a warming sensation around where the laser is applied. To make things more comfortable, we continually apply cool air to the skin.
In most cases, the physician will use the laser over the treatment area more than once, usually three times each session, which typically lasts from 30 minutes to an hour.
ThermiTight uses thermal energy rather than laser light to reduce sagging and smooth the texture of the neck. The ThermiRF machine’s radiofrequency energy stimulates collagen production beneath the skin, and is the first aesthetic technique to reverse the effects of aging by delivering precision-controlled thermal energy beneath the surface of the skin.
Painless and minimally invasive, ThermiTight offers results comparable and often superior to other non-invasive procedures. We introduce a small radiofrequency fiber under the skin to safely heat target tissues in a controlled manner tightening skin and diminishing lumpy fat pockets. The procedure usually takes less than an hour, the results are immediate, and the appearance of your neck will continue to improve over time.
Call Dr. Busso Today to Schedule a Neck Tightening Consultation
If you’d like to learn more about non-surgical and effective ways to improve the appearance of your neck, book your consultation with Dr. Busso today. He is a leader in the field of aesthetic dermatology who has the knowledge, experience, and insight to pick the optimal course of treatment to ensure beautiful, long-lasting results.
To schedule an appointment, call our office at 305-857-0144.