Want to know if you can tighten a saggy neck without surgery? Absolutely you can. I’m not making this statement lightly, I’ve performed the treatments, seen the results and delighted clients. So what are your options for tightening a saggy neck? Here’s my honest guide to 3 specific treatments which I know work…
HIFU Neck Lift
This treatment involves a technology called HIFU, which stands for High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound. HIFU is totally non-invasive, so no-one will know you’ve had it done. It involves passing a handpiece over your skin and shooting hundreds and hundreds of ultrasound waves into the skin… in this case your neck.
The ultrasound hits a very deep layer or your skin and tightens it from the inside out. In fact when you have HIFU you usually cover the area twice (regardless of whether it’s you neck or face). The reason it’s covered twice is so that you can ‘hit’ the skin at 2 difference depths for a better result.
How effective is HIFU to tighten a saggy neck? It’s hard to give a cast iron guarantee, as each person is different, and responds differently. However I’ve seen some excellent results, and I’ve also seen some moderate results. The photo above shows the results of 1 treatment.
How many treatments do you need? This is the great thing about HIFU – it’s a one off treatment which you only repeat every 12 months.
When do you see the result? The tightening takes full effect between 6-10 weeks after the treatment.
What are the side effects? There are virtually no side effects, which also makes HIFU a very popular treatment. Immediately after you may look a bit pink but his usually goes down within an hour or so. You could possibly get a bruise, but this is rare. Other than that your skin may feel a little tender for a few days.
This is one of my personal favourites to tighten a saggy neck. Plasma pen is a relatively new device which emits a charge of energy called plasma energy. This charge is directed to the skin, and it causes tiny particles to vaporise.. so basically puff up in smoke! The skin around each point where you direct the plasma will shrink and tighten. So the more particles of skin your vaporise, the more your neck will tighten overall.
The good thing about Plasma is that you can significantly tighten the front of the neck, by carrying out the treatment at the back of the neck. Imagine standing in front of a mirror and getting hold of the skin on the back your neck and pulling it tighter (within reason!). This is what you can do with Plasma. The not so good news is that it’s quite invasive, so you will get tiny brown/black dots all over the area which last for around 7-10 days. Hence why carrying out the treatment at the back of the neck is beneficial as that area is easier to conceal.
How effective is Plasma to tighten a saggy neck? It’s very effective. You may need up to 3 treatments, but you can in effect keep doing it until you’re happy. The photo above shows the results after just 1 treatment.
How many treatments do you need? Expect to have around 3 treatments although we’ve achieved good results in 1-2 on some clients.
When do you see the result? You can see a tightening immediately (although some of this is due to swelling) then it can look worse again, before it starts to look better. So basically expect to see the proper results in around 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, you will then repeat the treatment if necessary.
What are the side effects? The treatment feels very hot, but this can be counteracted with the use of a cooling machine. You will get brown/black dots (little scabs) all over the area which last around 7-10 days. The skin will still be healing after that though and can look pink for a few more weeks. Because of the scabbing this treatment is not suitable for darker skins, as it can cause lightening of the skin.
Profhilo is a skin remodelling treatment and is also effective to tighten a saggy neck. It involves tiny injections all over the neck area with ‘Profhilo’ which is a type of hylauronic acid. This ingredient grabs moisture so plumps the skin, and at the same time the it stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastin fibres (these are what gives the skin its firmness)
These tiny injections are quite innocuous and won’t cause you much pain or much downtime. You may look like you’ve been stung by a bee for a few hours, but that’s about it. The great thing about a skin booster like Profhilo is that it’s quick to have, no-one will really know you’ve had a treatment and it lasts around 6 months.
How effective is Profhilo to tighten a saggy neck? I have personally seen many results on the face (not as many on the neck) and can tell you the results vary from moderate to very good. The photo above shows the result, 4 weeks after the 2nd treatment.
How many treatments do you need? You should have 2 treatments spaced 1 month apart. You can then repeat the treatment 3-6 months later.
When do you see the result? You can expect to see a little improvement straight away, but the real improvement will be fully visible around 4-6 weeks after your 2nd treatment.
What are the side effects? Very few. Expect some little lumps, like bites where the injections have been places. These usually go down within hours.
Here I’ve covered 3 popular treatments to improve your neck area. There are of course other methods available such as Collagen boosting treatments like Radiofrequency, Thread Lifts and of course surgery.
However HIFU, Plasma and Profhilo are treatments I have witnessed first hand and I know they work. It’s also good to note that these treatments can be combined for even better effect.
I hope this information is useful to you if you’re looking for a treatment to tighten up your neck. If you have any more question feel free to email me at: email@example.com. Or come and see me for a free consultation if you’re in this area.
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