Nothing looks like youth, more than a tight defined jaw line, and a smooth supple neck. Right?
Watch the video : How jowl and neck tightening works
If you start working with your aging skin in time, crepe skin and wrinkles can be corrected physiologically with AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare’s proprietary laser procedures, such as our Spectralift™ non-surgical face lift. Simply put, a customized combination of laser energies can stimulate your skin to rebuild its natural collagen matrix as it did when you were 25 years old!
But what if you have waited too long allowing time and gravity to endow you with sagging jowls and a turkey neck? How do you get rid of them? Is it even possible to achieve jowl and neck tightening non-surgically? A 50+ physiology might not be able to tighten all the excess loose skin all the way back.
Previously, surgery was your only option to correct a sagging jawline or loose neck skin: Expensive, risky, not natural, damaging to your skin, hard on your physiology, significant downtime and unavoidable scars.
Explore individual patient photos before and after the neck and jowl tightening procedure, AKA FaceTite.
Eliminate Jowls and Turkey Neck Non-Surgically
Watch the video : The science behind this skin tightening procedure
Now for the first time in history, you can have surgical jowl and neck tightening results without surgery! By working simultaneously on the surface of your skin AND under your skin, our advanced new procedure utilizing a FDA approved RF laser-like device can eliminate sagging skin on many parts of the body.
- Shrink and tighten sagging “turkey-neck” skin
- Remove wrinkles
- Smooth out crepe, bumpy skin
- Lift and tighten droopy jawline jowls
- Remove excess under-chin fat (double chin fat!)
Treatment and Results
Comfortable procedure: Special “tumescent” anesthesia under skin. Remain completely conscious during procedure.
- 25%-35% tightening of skin immediately
- Additional ongoing tightening for 6 months after the procedure
Dr. Pien and the AMA Regenerative Medicine & Skincare staff were part of the FDA Investigational Review Board (IRB) that certified this technology for the USA!
Explore individual patient photos before and after the neck and jowl tightening procedure, AKA FaceTite and NeckTite.
What is Laser Skin Tightening?
Before I get started explaining how to tighten skin and what laser “Skin Tightening” actually is, we need to make sure you understand what laser “Skin Tightening” is NOT.
What Laser Skin Tightening of the Face and Neck is NOT
In a nutshell, laser “skin tightening” it is NOT plastic surgery. During plastic surgery, excess or saggy skin can be pulled and stretched tight around a person’s face, neck or appendage, after which the excess skin is then removed (cut away and disposed of) and the newly stretched skin is then stitched into its new location.
Thus, though it may look like the loose skin is “tighter” it actually is not tightened, rather it is stretched and relocated or repositioned. As you can imagine, this can be quite traumatic to the skin.
What Laser Skin Tightening of the Face and Neck IS
On the other hand, laser “skin tightening” is when the loose skin itself is internally tightened, as if it were a knitted sweater and its internal weave of fibers are now more tightly woven together than before. This kind of “skin tightening” is real, and is due to an internal strengthening of the skin’s collagen matrix that is in the dermal layer of the skin.
Let me explain how to tighten skin:
Getting back to the analogy of a knitted sweater, the skin actually does have an internal weave of fibers called collagen. When we are young, our collagen fibers are woven into a densely packed and tightly woven matrix that gives our skin it’s lift, tone, elasticity, resilience, fullness and strength. Pretty much, youthful sexy tight skin is all about your collagen. The more of it that you have, and the better shape it is in, the better and tighter your skin will look and feel.
Tightening Up the Collagen Matrix
When we age, and especially with excessive sun exposure, our collagen matrix begins to fall apart, and the fibers in our skin become loose and disconnected. This deterioration causes our skin to thin and weaken, resulting in looseness, sagging and wrinkling.
The good news is laser “Skin Tightening” treatments are procedures that reverse this deterioration, and cause our collagen fibers to tighten up once again, and remodel into a tightly organized and densely packed weave of fibers.
The even better news is that “skin tightening” laser treatments for the face and neck are non-surgical procedures and are typically non-invasive, very safe, require little-to-no downtime and are relatively inexpensive.
How Laser Skin Tightening Works
Over the past 20+ years, during which we have performed over 85,000 procedures, we have found the best way to tighten skin. Most patients respond best when multiple technologies are combined together in customized protocols that maximize the skin’s ability to tighten, remodel and regenerate collagen. We call this a “Multiple Modality” protocol, and there are important scientific reasons why such treatments are proving to be the most effective in many areas of medicine.
Technologies that have proven effective for skin tightening are specific types of lasers, RF (Radio Frequency) devices, ultrasound devices, and a treatment that uses tiny little needles called “micro-needling”, or Collagen Induction Therapy.
The Science of Tightening the Skin on the Face and Neck
The foundational principle is that such protocols interact with more elements of a patient’s physiology than any single modality. This is particularly important in laser skin tightening, because there are a number of different physiological functions that are involved in creating and maintaining a healthy collagen matrix: generating new collagen, remodeling collagen, repairing damaged collagen, and contraction of collagen.
Each of the laser devices that we would use in a combination laser skin tightening protocol would be particularly effective at stimulating one of these natural physiological functions, thus ensuring that all the needed functions are stimulated and the patient’s skin responds with the most robust response possible.
Tighten Skin on the Face and Neck
Another important dimension of the multiple-modality approach is that any skin on the body, in any condition can be treated. The protocols are designed to be customized specifically for what that particular area of skin needs, such as:
- Non-Surgical Facelift
- Sagging Jowls
- Turkey Neck
- Under the Chin
A Physiological Process to Tighten Loose and Saggy Jowls
Lastly, we developed these multiple-modality protocols, because they are the best way to engage in a precise way, as many elements of a patient’s physiology as possible.
Therefore, our approach to medicine is a physiological and holistic approach, wherein we do everything we can to work through the body’s natural physiological processes and resources to tighten loose and saggy skin.
In the case of skin and how to tighten the skin of the jowls and neck, this scientific approach achieves results that are not only superior, but completely natural, long lasting and real. Your skin not only looks younger and healthier on the outside, it really is younger and healthier on the inside as well.
Non-surgical Jowl and Neck Tightening FAQs
Q. I have seen other laser skin tightening devices that do not go under the skin. Does this one work better for neck tightening?
A. There are a number of lasers that deliver the energy to the surface of the skin that are effective in tightening the collagen in your skin. With these types of devices, a series of treatments are typically needed for the best results. In comparison, this new RF laser-like device is by far the most effective treatment for tightening loose skin in the world. It is the only device available that is non-invasive and able to produce an immediate tightening of over 30%. We are truly amazed at the results we are seeing from this new technology.
Q. Does this procedure have an actual name or does it go by many?
A. This particular RF device is manufactured by InMode and is the only one like it in the world. They call the device the RF FaceTite, BodyTite or NeckTite. Other medical practices may call the procedure by various different names.
Q. How long does the procedure take?
A. 2 hrs are required for a typical jowl and/or neck tightening procedure. 30 to 45 minutes to prepare the skin with tumescent anesthesia. 30 to 45 minutes to perform the NeckTite procedure. 15 minute each of Pre-op and Post-op. Once the procedure is complete we also offer our patients 1 hour of hyperbaric oxygen therapy free of charge.
Q. I have excess fat in my midsection. Will this procedure work for me?
A. This device is designed mainly for skin tightening. Depending on how much fat has collected in you midsection, a liposuction procedure may offer better results for you. Once the fat in you midsection has been removed, this procedure would be perfect for tightening the skin. In fact, many of our patients come to us to tighten their skin following a liposuction procedure.
Q. How long does the skin tightening last?
A. Many of the before and after photos you see are 5 years old. Each of those patient’s still have beautifully, toned and tight skin. We must remind you however that the long-term results depend heavily on lifestyle, exposure to the sun, overall health, etc.