Laser Neck Lift
Posted: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I’m interested in the surgical laser neck lift. How do I know if I’m a candidate?
Answer: The Laser Neck Lift is a great procedure for someone who has mild to moderate skin laxity in the neck without or without neck fat. However, if you have platysmal bands, those vertical bands in the front of the neck that are visible with age, this procedure is not going to fix that problem.
The benefits of the Laser Neck Lift are substantial and include the use of local anesthesia, 3 tiny 1cm incisions and a shorter recovery. It’s important to realize that while this procedure can tighten a sagging neck and remove neck fat, it won’t treat facial wrinkles or fine lines.
The Laser Neck Lift differs from Infini RF which is completely non-surgical and targets within the skin layers. The Laser Neck Lift goes deeper, underneath the skin, to stimulate collagen on the under undersurface and is performed through surgery.
Unlike a facelift which is performed under general anesthesia, the Laser Neck Lift is commonly performed using local anesthesia with much lower risk. Compared to facelift incisions which run around the front and back of the ears and under the chin, measuring a total of at least 30cm, the 3 micro-incisions made in a Laser Neck Lift measure a total of about 3cm, being 1/10 as long. Unlike a facelift which addresses loose skin, fat and platysmal bands, the Laser Neck Lift is most effective in treating loose skin and excess neck fat.
The spectrum of neck rejuvenation treatments range from the non-surgical Infini RF for skin sagging and wrinkles to the Laser Neck Lift for mild to moderate neck skin laxity plus or minus neck fat to a full-blown facelift for more significant skin laxity, neck fat and platysmal muscle banding.
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