Caring for ageing skin doesn’t stop at your face. Your neck also changes as you get older, and for many of us, those changes are among the earliest signs our skin is maturing.
As collagen and elastin wane and environmental factors take their toll, the tissues in the neck loosen and droop. We may develop jowls or a sagging ‘turkey neck’, wrinkles and prominent platysma bands, or the pocket of stubborn submental fat we call a double chin.
A surgical neck lift is often used to rejuvenate the neck and jawline. For patients who are not ready for surgery, there are non-invasive and minimally-invasive treatments that can elevate and smooth the skin.
What Is a Nonsurgical Neck Lift?
Nonsurgical neck lift is a general term that can refer to a variety of procedures. Though each technique is different, they share a common goal: reducing sagging skin and wrinkles to produce smoother, more youthful contours for the neck, chin and jawline. These treatments can achieve beautiful results for the right patient without the invasiveness, discomfort and extended recovery associated with a surgical procedure.
At AF Aesthetics, we perform nonsurgical neck lifts utilising threads, injectables and energy devices. One or a combination of techniques may be used depending on your individual needs.
What Improvements Can Be Achieved With a Nonsurgical Neck Lift?
A nonsurgical neck lift can address many common ageing concerns, including:
- Fine lines
- Loose, crepey skin
- Turkey neck or turkey wattle
- Pronounced platysma bands
- Double chin
How Do Nonsurgical Neck Lift Treatments Work?
Our nonsurgical neck lift options work in various ways to target signs of ageing and other cosmetic concerns. The technologies and treatments available at AF Aesthetics are described briefly below.
A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses dissolvable sutures (made of polydioxanone or PDO) to tighten and elevate the skin. The threads are passed through the skin with a small needle and then gently pulled to suspend the skin, creating a visible lifting and smoothing effect. PDO threads create immediate improvements, and the results can last over two years.
A combination of injectables can rejuvenate the neck and jawline. With anti-wrinkle injections, we can relax the neck muscles to reduce prominent platysma bands. With dermal fillers, we can minimise horizontal neck lines and recontour the chin and jaw. We also offer injectable collagen boosters to restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin.
Ulthera delivers focused ultrasonic waves below the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen production. Over time, the natural process of collagen regeneration tightens and lifts the skin. An Ultherapy treatment for the face and neck typically takes 60 to 90 minutes, and results can last up to one year.
Thermage FLX tightens the skin with radiofrequency energy. As an alternative to neck lift surgery, we utilise Thermage to improve jawline definition and enhance the contours and definition under the chin. We also use the device to perform nonsurgical facelifts, as it is safe even in delicate areas like the eyelids.
Accent Prime enhances the body’s natural regenerative response to tighten the skin, smooth lines, refine jawline contours and reduce submental fat (double chin). The Tune Face handpiece is specially designed to deliver safe and effective vacuum-assisted fractional radiofrequency treatments for the face and neck.
Profound combines a unique radiofrequency system with microneedling to naturally increase collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin. A single Profound treatment can produce long-lasting results for the lower face, jawline and neck. It is one of the most powerful devices available for nonsurgical lifting, tightening, smoothing and volumising.
Secret RF Microneedling
Secret RF enhances the collagen-boosting effects of microneedling with gentle skin heating through radiofrequency energy. This highly customisable treatment can be adjusted for nearly any area of the face and body, including the neck and decolletage. An initial series of two to three treatments is recommended, followed by one to two maintenance sessions per year.
Who Is a Sydney Nonsurgical Neck Lift Suitable For?
While the exact requirements will depend on which treatment(s) you choose, one factor is critical for any nonsurgical neck lift: the degree of lifting you require.
Nonsurgical solutions are most effective for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkles. A nonsurgical neck lift can delay the need for surgery for these candidates. For patients with significant skin laxity and deep creases, a surgical neck lift may produce a more satisfying result.
Our specialist doctors will evaluate your skin and make a recommendation based on their years of experience in aesthetic medicine.
What Is the Expected Recovery After a Nonsurgical Neck Lift?
Downtime requirements are minimal to none with any of our nonsurgical neck lift options. Some may produce mild swelling, redness or bruising for a short time following treatment. Your doctor will inform you of any aftercare recommendations or activity restrictions in advance of your procedure.
When Will I See Results From My Nonsurgical Neck Lift?
Dermal fillers and thread lifts show significant results right away. Anti-wrinkle injections, energy devices and microneedling may produce subtle improvements immediately or within a few days of treatment, but these techniques require time to yield their best results. Treatments that stimulate collagen production deliver their most impactful changes after two to three months.
How Long Do Nonsurgical Neck Lift Results Last?
A nonsurgical neck lift can produce long-lasting results, but these techniques are not permanent. Some patients require an initial series of treatments to attain their desired results, and most patients will require maintenance treatments to sustain their results. You can extend the longevity of your treatment by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and minimising sun exposure.
Schedule Your Sydney Nonsurgical Neck Lift Consultation Today
Have you noticed wrinkling or the start of sagging in your neck or jaw? If you are interested in neck rejuvenation but prefer a less invasive approach, request a consultation at AF Aesthetics to learn about our nonsurgical neck lift procedures. We also offer options for nonsurgical facelifts, nonsurgical brow lifts, nonsurgical eye lifts and nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Our team will create a bespoke treatment plan to meet all your needs.