Loose skin on neck? Non surgical options are here
Loose skin on neck is a traditional issue cosmetics tend to fix. Its a fact that surgical procedures are quite effective in treating this problem yet many people hesitate to opt for surgery in order to fix a sugging jawline. Platysmaplasty and neck lift are a rather potent option but who can blame the ones that wouldn’t feel like having a surgery?
The 2016 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatolgoy meeting (it took place in Las Vegas between June 8-12) investigated the options of non surgical neck tightening. The terror of loose skin on neck can be somehow treated by many non surgical procedures. Dr. Jason D. Bloom, a facial plastic surgeon based in Ardmore, Peen shared his experience on what worked and what not in terms of neck tightening. Dr. Bloom said: “Last year, alone, if you look at RealSelf data, there was over a million page views for nonsurgical neck lift topics, like Ultherapy (Ulthera), Thermage (Valeant Pharmaceuticals), ThermiTight (Thermi)…,”. The most popular procedures either reqruit devices that heat tissue from outside (Lasers, IPL devices) in or (the most up-to-date) from inside out. Dr. Bloom says: “The problems [with the options that work from outside in] are that results have been inconsistent and multiple treatments are needed”. The next generation devices like Thermage, Exilis, Pelleve utilize
The next generation of devices includes external or transcutaneous application of radiofrequency that utilize lower energies inducing new elastin and collagen production. Dr. Bloom shares his experience on such procedures: “The problem is, as a surgeon, I want to see results that are close to surgery or something that bridges the gap to surgery. In my opinion and in my hands, external radiofrequency (and I have a number of the devices) is not so incredibly sufficient to cause a ‘clinical change’”.
The third generation of devices to treat loose skin on neck is micro-focused ultrasound (Ultherapy is the most popular device that applies ultrasounds) and according to Dr. Bloom this is probablythe most potent option (if the candidates choose responsibly,maturely) and the first to bypass epidermis. Dr. Bloom says: “People who need it the least do the best,” and adds “The more lines, or treatments, you do, the better the result. There are downsides: it’s not very comfortable. To get really good results, you need to start adding lots of lines, which is expensive both for the patient and doctor. I think the results are modest.”