Has the natural aging process left you with loose or sagging skin or stubborn fat deposits under your chin? If so, you’ve probably tried to find ways to tighten it up.
You may have heard that plastic surgery is the only way to get any meaningful results, but that’s not necessarily true.
At AURAE MD, we know that many people prefer to go a non-surgical route when addressing cosmetic concerns. That’s why we are proud to offer a variety of non-surgical options that can help you achieve a slimmer, smoother, and tighter profile.
Keep reading to learn about four of the non-surgical neck lift options we offer for residents of La Jolla, San Diego, and the surrounding areas.
1. The Y Lift
The Y Lift procedure is a popular non-surgical procedure that involves the use of different FDA-approved fillers to emphasize and accentuate your cheekbones and jawline, fill in hollowed-out areas, and tighten loose skin on the bottom half of the face and neck.
During the Y Lift procedure at AURAE MD, Dr. Emami carefully manipulates the facial skin and tissues to inject filler at the precise locations needed to give the ultimate lift. The results of this procedure tend to be long-lasting since the hyaluronic acid in the filler spurs your body’s natural collagen production.
Typically, you can expect the results from a Y Lift procedure to last anywhere from one to three years. After that, your skin will continue to age normally as the effects wear off, and additional treatments will be required to maintain your desired results.
Facetite is a minimally invasive procedure that makes use of radiofrequency-assisted liposuction in order to tighten loose skin, eliminate localized fat deposits, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
During the Facetite procedure, small incisions are made so that a cannula, a long thin tube, can be slipped under your skin and used to remove fat. At the same time, pulses of RF energy are directed under your skin.
The RF energy emitted during treatment serves two purposes. First, it gently warms and liquefies fat cells to make them easier to suck out. It also helps stimulate the production of collagen in your body. This enhanced collagen production improves your skin’s elasticity and firmness from within and produces results that keep improving with time.
Accutite is very similar to Facetite but is generally better at targeting hard-to-reach spots since it is the smallest RF contraction device on the market today.
RF energy gently melts fat while encouraging skin contraction to help tighten up loose areas of skin under the chin, along the jawline, and under your eyes.
As we age and our skin begins to wrinkle and sag, the appearance of nasolabial folds is often one of the most noticeable changes. These lines appear around your nose and extend down to your mouth.
Accutite can minimize the appearance of nasolabial lines to create a significantly more youthful appearance.
EmbraceRF is a unique “workstation” that combines the technology of three different RF contraction devices – Facetite, Accutite, and Morpheus8.
The devices on this workstation work the exact same way as they do when treatment is isolated. EmbraceRF simply allows us to switch devices as needed to target specific areas and depths. This is especially good for people who are interested in other body contouring treatments, not just a neck lift.
What Are the Benefits of a Non-Surgical Neck Lift at AURAE MD?
Curious about what benefits can be provided by a non-surgical neck lift at AURAE MD? Keep reading to find out more about them.
No matter which type of neck lift you go with, treatment is always customized to meet your individual needs.
We know that no two faces age in identical ways, so they cannot be restored in identical ways, either. Some people may need a drastic lift in the jowl area, while others struggle more with a hollowness in the cheeks.
Some people are apprehensive about neck and face lifts because they worry it creates an obviously fake or overdone look. Non-surgical procedures like the ones discussed above tend to create more refined and natural-looking results, especially when carried out by an experienced pro like Dr. Emami.
Minimal Downtime to Recover
Since non-surgical neck lifts are minimally-invasive procedures, there is significantly less downtime associated with recovery than traditional neck lifts. Additionally, since general anesthesia is not used, you can leave the office and get back home sooner.
Shorter Treatment Time
Traditional neck lifts can take multiple hours to execute. When you take the non-surgical route, treatment time is drastically slashed to between 20 and 90 minutes, depending on your chosen procedure. Accutite is one of the faster methods, with treatment taking only about 20 minutes. On the other hand, the Y Lift procedure can take up to 90 minutes.
Instant Results Can Be Seen
Although it can take several weeks for the full effects to be seen, some immediate results can be seen from non-surgical neck lifts.
What Is the Best Non-Surgical Neck Lift?
The answer to this question will be different for everyone since everyone is unique. Sometimes, the answer is a combination of all of them. Combining the effects of the dermal fillers used in the Y Lift with RF technology produces faster and more meaningful results for many people.
To learn more about our non-surgical neck lift procedures and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Emami, reach out to our team in La Jolla, CA, today.