The neck is always a tell-tale sign of ageing but help is at hand – non-invasive neck lift treatment is a simple procedure and usually highly effective. There are several treatment options to tighten and redefine the neck and jaw line to regain a youthful neckline.
A neck lift is sometimes called a no-knife neck lift but quite often referred to as a ‘Nefertiti Neck Lift’ based on the Egyptian queen, renowned for her beauty and elegant, swan-like neckline. Treatment for a neck lift (sometimes referred to in a rather less than glamorous way as ‘turkey neck’) is through botulinum toxin injections, thread lifting or ultrasound skin tightening technology.
There are three treatment options to achieve a neck lift.
Botulinum toxin injections are an FDA-approved medicine often prescribed by doctors in the UK to treat medical conditions. Botulinum toxin is a naturally purified protein that works as a muscle relaxant, tightening and redefining the neck and jaw line for a youthfully contoured profile.
Silhouette Soft® thread lifting has a unique double lifting and regenerating effect. Treatment is carried out using re-asorbable poly-L-lactic acid (or PLA) sutures; your medical practitioner then redefines the area treated by compressing and lifting the skin tissue. Over the next 18-24 months, the biodegradable suture thread will be naturally absorbed by your skin, stimulating the body to produce its own collagen so that skin continues to rejuvenate.
The number of threads used depends on the areas of the neck to be treated. Sometimes the threads will be inserted from the base of the jaw and across under the chin.
Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment for lifting the skin on the neck and chin by using tried-and-tested ultrasound technology to gradually strengthen your skin from deep within. Results can be effective because your practitioner can ensure the ultrasound energy is targeted to precisely where it is needed for a sculpted neckline.
It normally takes 5-14 days for botulinum toxin injections to work. We usually obtain good results after just a single injection.
Silhouette Soft thread lifting gives an immediate but natural lift effect in addition to a progressive volume action over 12-18 months.
With Ultherapy, new collagen is gradually produced over time so results can become more apparent lasting up to 18-24 months.
You may need to have botulinum toxin injections approximately every 3-4 months over a 12-month period to maintain your fresh and natural appearance.
Silhouette Soft thread lift effects last 18-24 months.
Patients treated with Ultherapy still have fresh young collagen even after a year, and touch-up treatments will keep rebuilding collagen, usually lasting up to 18-24 months.
Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
Botulinum toxin has an excellent safety profile with over 2.5 million users to date across the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. The doses are very small and the risks are minimal. If any do occur, they’re temporary and just mild to moderate.
Silhouette Soft uses a natural component – poly-l-lactic acid (or PLA) – that is successfully proven in a number of medical and pharmaceutical fields, such as for suture thread and orthopaedic pins.
Over half a million Ultherapy treatments have been performed so far, and the procedure is approved for safety by the FDA.
There is no downtime with any of the neck lift treatment options and you can resume normal activities right away.
Botulinum toxin injections usually take around 20 minutes. If there’s a little bruising, you can easily camouflage it with makeup.
With Silhouette Soft thread lifting, treatment takes just 30 minutes using a small, local anaesthetic administered via the tiny entry points and only one procedure is needed.
The Ultherapy procedure takes about an hour. There may be slight redness for up to an hour or so afterwards, but any after-effects are temporary.
To discuss a bespoke treatment plan with one of our highly skilled medical team, please call 01753 646 660.
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