The development of fine lines, wrinkles and loosening skin around the jawline and neck is a natural part of aging. While this condition is not linked to underlying medical complications, many patients elect to undergo cosmetic services as a way of reducing the appearance of these changes and ultimately regaining a more youthful complexion. Where cosmetic surgeons once recommended more invasive procedures to reduce or eliminate excess fat deposits in the problematic areas, significant advancements in the field mean that prospective patients today benefit from a variety of choices when it comes to selecting a procedure.
Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) is an innovative approach to traditional liposuction that comes with highly-effective results and utilizes a minimally invasive method to treat the neck and jawline. RFAL allows physicians to successfully tighten, firm and lift the skin around the neck and jowls without needing to use incisions, stitches or general anesthesia.
NeckTite is carried out by an attending physician in the comfort of an office using a small and precise hand-held device that performs a dual cosmetic service. This two-pronged probe includes both a liposuction cannula as well as a top prong through which high-frequency energy waves can freely flow. The cannula is inserted gently into the area to be treated and the intensity of the energy waves directly at fat deposits from above the skin is controlled by the physician through the base unit. As these waves safely melt fat deposits, the RFAL device delivers precision heat at the same time. The liposuction cannula suctions liquified fat deposits away while heat works to tighten skin cells without damaging them or the surrounding tissue. Patients can expect a comfortable procedure with the help of local anesthetic which is applied prior to treatment and wears off quickly once the procedure is done. A single injection point is enough to complete a treatment and eliminates worry around incisions and scarring.
Necktite treatments and the greater family of RFAL devices are the result of improvements made upon 75-years of cosmetic technology. More precise than other methods and far less invasive than traditional techniques, Necktite is a gentle approach to treating the neck and jawline that allows patients to walk out of the office the same day without worrying about an extended hospital stay or painful recovery period. An outpatient procedure additionally ensures that patients are not exposed to the risk of infection that comes with a surgical procedure performed in a hospital setting. The exclusive use of local anesthetic to guarantee patient comfort during a procedure eliminates the need for general anesthesia and associated risks including episodes of depressed respiratory function during a surgery.
This versatile approach allows patients to be more precise about their desired results and allows for more specific facial contouring methods. While precision heat application successfully tightens skin during the procedure, there is not a risk of surface burns as thermal safeguard technology is built into NeckTite treatment devices. Many patients will enjoy seeing results continue to improve over the course of 6-weeks following the procedure.
Patients who are suffering with a loss of elasticity around the neck and jawline and are considering NeckTite treatments to remedy this change are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center. Scheduling a consultation allows Dr. Wright to thoroughly review a patient’s medical history and start a conversation around the many treatment options and services available before designing a customized treatment plan. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center brings years of experience to the field of cosmetic alteration and is sensitive to the fact that any cosmetic procedure involves a physical and emotional impact. An initial consultation is a great place for patients to bring questions, concerns and preferences out into the open before deciding on a procedure to achieve desired results.
The cost of NeckTite treatment is different for every patient and is highly dependent on the amount of fat that requires removal as well as the number of treatments decided upon in order to achieve the desired successful results. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center takes a transparent approach to patient care and will make sure to explain associated treatment costs prior to any patient receiving cosmetic services. It’s important that patients who hold a medical insurance policy speak with their provider prior to undergoing treatment in order to understand what may be covered. When insurance coverage is not an option, patients will have access to a number of alternative options for covering the cost of care that are provided directly through the Laser Lipo and Vein Center. Patients with underlying medical issues should be sure to speak with their insurance providers about these conditions in the event that receiving cosmetic treatment could be linked to reduced associated symptoms or reduced risk for further complications later in life.