As we age, we tend to lose fat, volume, and elasticity in the face. Coupled with the effects of gravity over time, sagging jowls are a nearly unavoidable part of growing older. Due to genetics, some people may be more likely to develop jowls. For the same reason, others may be prone to developing wrinkles or loose skin in their neck. So what’s the best options for tightening up the skin of the neck and jowls?
The Problem with Plastic Surgery
Up until recently, the only way to significantly improve the look of jowls and neck wrinkles has been invasive surgery. Traditional neck and facelift surgeries achieve this by physically removing fat and excess skin. However, any surgical procedure comes with risks, such as bleeding, infection, or complications from anesthesia. Even if the surgery is successful, patients have to spend several weeks recovering, and they may have visible scars once their incisions have healed.
You Have Options
Fortunately, times have changed, and so has medical science. Today, people can enjoy a smoother, jowl-free face without invasive plastic surgery. If you are beginning to notice jowls on your face or looser skin around your neck, here are two ways you can treat them and restore a more youthful appearance.
Accutite is a relatively new technology that uses radiofrequency energy to melt fat and tighten skin. During the procedure, a tiny electrode is placed under the skin through a small incision and generates fractioned radiofrequency energy, or RF. Subsequently, surrounding fat cells are destroyed, and the skin cells begin to generate more collagen, which improves elasticity over the course of several weeks. Patients aren’t required to go under general anesthesia for this treatment, but a local anesthetic may be used to keep them comfortable.
Compared to surgery, recovering from Accutite is relatively simple. Most people can return to normal, non-strenuous activities immediately after treatment. However, the body will spend the next several weeks metabolizing dead fat cells and producing more collagen. Therefore, it may take up to six weeks for results to become noticeable.
Hydroderm is a topical anti-wrinkle system that uses a combination of marine collagen and protein-rich Vyo-serum to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment works by trapping water molecules, tightening the surface, and delivering collagen past the epidermis directly into the skin.
Hydroderm is completely non-invasive, has no side effects, and takes minutes to apply. It’s best for fine lines and the early signs of aging. It’s also effective as a preventative treatment to slow down moisture loss and keep your skin looking fresh.
Learn More With A Consultation
If you’re ready to improve the appearance of your jowls or neck, a trained expert can help you begin your journey. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marvin Shienbaum and the friendly experts at Brandon Plastic surgery, to get answers to your questions about non-invasive ways to tighten the skin of your face and neck. Call today or contact us online to get started.