As we age, it is normal for our skin to become more pliable and lose elasticity. While some people consider cosmetic surgery for this issue, others prefer a less drastic option. A non-surgical neck lift can tighten the skin around the jawline, reduce the appearance of scarring and soften lines that lead to wrinkles.
A non-surgical neck lift is an excellent choice for many people. The process uses radio frequency energy, combined with cooling waves, to treat the skin. The cooling waves allow the physician to use a good deal of heat from the radio frequencies.
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When the hot waves are applied to the skin, the collagen of the skin reacts by tightening and strengthening. This leads to a younger look. Unlike more traditional plastic surgery, there are few risks associated with non-surgical neck lifts. Burns to the skin are a possibility, but can be avoided in most cases by choosing an experienced practitioner.
A The doctor will first provide you with an oral pain medication. He will then administer a topical pain medication to the areas where he will be working. Once the area is numb he will begin the procedure. A side effect some people experience after a non-surgical neck lift is a sensation of tingling, burning or soreness in the area for a few days to a few weeks after the process. This is a temporary condition, and does not lead to long term problems.
The machine that generates the radio frequency waves has a small tip that is passed over each area that is to be treated. Each area must be treated with a pulse of the machine, which takes from two to seven seconds. You may experience no pain at all, a mild stinging sensation or actual pain. The level of pain experienced depends on the individual and the amount of pain medication provided by the doctor.
The entire procedure, from preparation to completion typically takes around two hours. Depending on the type of pain medication that you have received, you may need someone else to drive you home. You can expect redness that should fade by the end of the day, and some swelling for up to a week. While the improvement from a non-surgical neck lift will not be apparent immediately, you should see results within a month. Improvements will continue for up to six months, and last from five to ten years.