I'm a fair skinned 51 y/o redhead, and I need my jowls/neck lifted. Due to my thin skin and tendency to scar easily (scars from 20 y/o tubal and 10 y/o breast reduction still keloid/red), I'm looking into a "non surgical face/neck lift". Do I have any other options that wouldn't involve scars in front of my ears? How much would it cost? If the results last typically 2 years, can it be repeated later, or once done, that's it? Thank you!
Non-surgical Facelift vs Neck Lift for 51 Year Old Women?
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Non-surgical neck lift
A non-surgical neck lift does not exist. There are some skin tightening lasers that may gie about a 20% improvement to the skin but do not produce a neckl ift.
Non-surgical neck lift options
However, if you are looking soley for a non-surgical solution, I am finding that the combination of Kybella to reduce the sub mental fullness and an energy device to tighten the skin are among the best non-surgical combinations to help your neck concerns.
kybella is an injection procedure that dissolves the fat an may require between 2-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. There is some swelling and bruising potential, with the greatest amount with the first treatment.
As far as energy devices, I would recommend Ulthera if you are looking for something with no downtime, or Profound if you could tolerate some downtime. Ulthera is an ultrasound based energy that heats the underlying tissue and stimulates collagen in response. Profound is a radio frequency microneedling device that allows for the creation of Elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid and hence restores some of the lost elasticity in the neck. It has more visible downtime with the possibility of some swelling and bruising that diminishes in about a weeks time.
I would visit with a board certified plastic surgeon who has the portfolio of non-surgical options in your area who can help explain the treatment options for you and the limitations of each option, both surgical and non-surgical.
Nonsurgical Face and Neck Lift-ThermiTight
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Nonsurgical Neck & Face Options
There’s a large number of non-surgical procedures that are available for the treatment of facial aging. Unfortunately none of these procedures effectively treats facial aging when skin sag is present. For this reason, surgical intervention is usually required when significant facial aging is present.
Without a physical exam or pictures, it’s hard to know what procedure is best for you. Since you have jowls and redundant neck skin you will probably require a facelift combination neck lift procedure. Under these circumstances, incisions will be placed in front of the ear, behind the ear and beneath the chin.
Although, you have a history of scarring following other procedures, facial incisions tend to heal nicely. In addition the location of the incisions makes them hard to see. For these reasons, adverse scarring is unusual following facelift and neck lift procedures.
Non-surgical procedures are usually not effective for treating facial skin sag. For this reason, your options are limited and you will probably require surgical intervention. It’s therefore important to consult a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in this area. This surgeon should be able to help formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
Nonsurgical facelift versus neck left or 51-year-old woman
Non surgical face lift
I don't believe any of the non surgical lifts work long term. Most incisions in the front of the ear heal very well so don't be afraid of a face lift.
Non Surgical Facelift or Neck Lift Options
Thank you for your question.
There are many non surgical modalities that are marketed as non surgical Facelift or Neck Lift.
In a word, they disappoint. The best results achieve only a 20% tightening. In my experience patients have to look carefully at before and after photos to see any improvement.
Read the link below for an honest appraisal on non surgical skin tightening.
Non-surgical facelift for a bad scar-er?
facelift scars are not like breast scars. also get those red scars treated, they need some TLC, simple kenalog injections should do the trick. the preauricular incision in fair people is a low scar risk, even in you. I promise, I haven't ever had to revise a preauricular scar. good luck
A Non-Surgical Facelift is Like a Non-Driving Car: It Doesn't Work
In Facial Plastic Surgery, I have one piece of advice: beware of gimmicks. When a patient wants to have significant changes in the neck and jowls, there is only one option that works. That option is a skillfully performed Facelift. Some minor benefit may be achieved with Thermage and skin tightening treatments, but a significant result is unlikely. Likewise, a quickly performed "branded lift" as seen on infomercials is likely to leave you a few thousand dollars poorer and unhappy with your results. Read this website and research your options carefully.
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