Can anything be done other than a neck lift for my neck skin and jowl issue?
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NECK/JOWL TREATMENT – KYBELLA, THERMAGE/ULTHERAPY, FILLERS, SKIN CARE, LIPO, THERMIRF/VASER, FACE LIFT
Thank you for your question. Based upon your positive results from SmartLipo filler, I suggest that you move forward and consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon about Kybella. Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved injectible that can contour the neck and jawline creating a more natural-looking more youthful appearance with little to no downtime for recovery.
Voluma Not For Neck Area
Not, Voluma is not designed to treat the neck area. Although there are non-surgical options out there, I am not sure that they can deliver the results that you desire. Once the skin gets lax, the only way to "lift" it is to remove it with a neck lift.
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Neck & Jowel therapy - Platelet-Rich Plasma, Radio frequency Skin tightening, Kybella (Deoxycholic acid) treatments
Based on your pictures, you are a very good candidate for radio frequency skin tightening for the laxity of the skin. It will require 4 - 6 treatments, based on your consultation with your doctor. In conjunction you will benefit with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections that builds collagen and result accumulates over time. To slim and contour submental fat micro injections of Kybella which is a deoxycholic acid is very beneficial.
Non-Surgical Options For Neck and Jowls
The Neck & Jowl Problem
Thank you for your question. You have a problem that is best handled with a simple lower lift. The jowl area is a complex problem as we age and at some point the best way to handle it is with surgery. Unfortunately, I think you have reached that point based on the photographs. You have tried other solutions and the problem remains. The solution for loose skin is to tighten and re-drape it and at the same time lift the jowl area. The neck can be greatly improved with a simple lift. Surgery is easier now and the techniques have improved drastically. Your neck and jowls can be attended to under local anesthesia with a great result. You should look at the surgeon's photos from other patients and make sure the neck can be done to your satisfaction.Good luck.
Skin tightening vs surgery
Injectables like Kybella can get excellent results in the neck and lower face by altering fat, but patient selection is key here, and if excess skin is the main issue, you can be setting yourself up for big disappointment by trying to treat with an injectable.
Surgery is always an option, and newer techniques make it as minimally invasive and safe as possible. Results are excellent and predictable.
To ensure you are receiving the highest level of care, seek out a modernly trained, new-school dermatologic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who is board certified and fellowship trained in one of these "core four" cosmetic specialties.
Poor face results from multiple procedures.
Tightening jowls and neck
Sagging Neck and Jowls and Thermage
One of the best non-surgical ways to treat the aging neck is Thermage. Thermage will produce new collagen and tighten the skin. Voluma can also be placed in the cheeks to help give you skin a lift as well. If you have too much skin laxity you may need a lower face lift. Please consult a specialist. Best, Dr. Green