Are there any non-surgical treatments to help loose skin on your neck? (photo)

I am in my '70's. Would like to have my neck skin tightened.

Doctor Answers 7

Non-Surgical Neck Skin Tightening

There is no way to truly tighten the skin of the neck non-surgically. Although there are a number of technologies that claim to do this, none actually tighten the skin on a permanent basis. Therefore, I cannot endorse any of them. The only way to tighten the skin anywhere on the body, including the neck, is to remove the excess surgically. Since the excess skin of the neck comes from the face, I do not do neck lifts, but prefer to do a facelift which also corrects the neck with the same effort.

Highlands Plastic Surgeon
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Non-Surgical Necklift Option: Ultherapy

For non-surgical neck-tightening, I would recommend Ulthera (Ultherapy). Using ultrasound technology, Ulthera uses focused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime. However, nothing can quite compare with the fantastic results of a surgical necklift. Non-surgical procedures have to be repeated to maintain the look you want - which means in the end you'll likely end up spending as much as you would have on a necklift, which is longer lasting.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non Surgical Neck Lift

Non-Surgical Neck Lift
Your non-surgical options are dictated by your specific needs which may include any of the below measures:
1)improving banding: Botox
2)improving under the chin fullness: Liposuction with oral sedation
3)improving skin looseness: VIORA REACTION radiofrequency
A consultation would allow a doctor to customize your treatment plan.

Arian Mowlavi, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Loose neck skin

I recommend a combination of Pelleve and Nectifirm cream to address skin laxity in the neck region. You will need 4-6 Pelleve treatments and you will need to use Nectifirm twice a day for at least 2 months.

Ultimately, it is possible that surgery could be the best option but the above are the best non-surgical options.

By best,
Sheila Nazarian

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Options for non surgical neck lift

We continue to feel that the Ultherapy procedure for nonsurgical neck lifts is an excellent and highly efficacious treatment for neck laxity. 

Dr. Karamanoukian 
Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Loose skin neck

Of course face lifting/neck lifting is the surgical answer, but fractional laser and chemical peels are also helpful. The (platysmal) bands in the front of the neck can be injected with Botox for temporary improvement. 

Christopher Kelly, MD
Plantation Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Non-Surgical Treatment for Loose Skin

Hi Audrey, thank you for your question.  It is possible to tighten the skin on your neck and face in a non-surgical manner.  Our office performs Thermage, which is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that is done with heated radio frequency waves. 

Thank you.

Yvonne Knight, MD
Richmond Dermatologist
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