There are many techniques to disguising and treating signs of aging in the face, which can help you maintain a youthful appearance for years. The neck, however, is not as easy to cover up. For this reason, neck rejuvenation treatments are often some of the earliest cosmetic procedures that patients consider. The first procedure that comes to mind is often the neck lift, but many patients would like to avoid surgery while still achieving the benefits of neck rejuvenation.
The neck lift surgery is the traditional surgical option for addressing wrinkles and loose skin in the neck. Many patients choose a neck lift because it produces dramatic, long-lasting results. It can also be combined with other facial surgeries, such as a facelift, for additional cosmetic improvements. The downsides of choosing a surgical facelift are the recovery period, which can be lengthy and uncomfortable, as well as visible scarring. Neck lifts and many other surgeries are quite advanced, so the visible scarring that remains after surgery is often minimal. Still, this is something that many patients like to consider.
Non-surgical alternatives to a neck lift are limited because it can be difficult to achieve the same results as a neck lift without the surgery. The best available alternative may be laser skin resurfacing, which uses controlled laser energy to exfoliate aged, damaged skin. The laser treatment also stimulates the production of collagen, which the body will use to naturally lift and rejuvenate the skin following treatment. While this can eliminate the scarring and extensive recovery period associated with surgery, multiple treatments are often necessary and may not produce results as dramatic as a neck lift.
Which Neck Lift Option is Right for Me?
The neck lift procedure that is best for you often comes down to the type of results you would like to achieve and personal preference. If you need help making your decision, contact us today to schedule a consultation at Anh Vu, M.D. We offer neck lifts and other rejuvenation procedures to residents of Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, St. Augustine and the surrounding areas of Florida.