Neck Lift Without Surgery
With age and gravity, visual signs of an aging face and neckline become more apparent. Signs such as loose skin, descending fat, and deep wrinkles may all cause self-confidence issues and reduce self-esteem. Surgical neck lifts are most commonly used to treat these issues, but there are several non-surgical options that achieve comparable results.
Dr. Shapiro offers several procedures that can be used in combination to effectively lift the neck and sharpen the jawline. These include topical ultrasonic liposuction, non-invasive skin tightening, fat grafting along the jawline, and the Nefertiti neck lift.
Ultrasonic liposuction is a minimally invasive option that uses topical ultrasonic energy to melt fat cells beneath the skin. The ultrasonic energy also activates skin retraction by heating connective, elastic tissues in the skin. The overall effect is reduced fat in the jawline, tighter skin, and a youthful neckline.
A non-surgical neck lift can also be achieved through laser skin tightening therapy where Dr. Shapiro uses ReFirme Laser therapy to effectively tighten skin at the neck and jaw. The ReFirme laser is a combination of infrared and radio energy specially designed to activate natural collagen production and skin retraction. The result is tightened skin with fewer wrinkles.
Dr. Shapiro can soften beginning jowls with a simple fat grafting procedure. Fat transfer is a very simple procedure that uses the patient’s own fat from another area of the body, most commonly the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. By adding volume at the jaw, the skin will be less deflated and tighter, thus making the jawline appear crisper.
The Nefertiti neck lift uses Botox to redefine the neck and jawline by smoothing, lifting, and tightening the area. The toxin causes the neck muscles, skin, and wrinkles to relax. Once the muscles are relaxed in the neck, the facial muscles will actually overcome the pull of the neck muscles, and help lift the fat and skin into place. The overall effect is a shapely jawline, a youthful neck, and a smooth lower face.