Necktite no-knife necklift
Dramatic contouring for turkey necks and double chins
NeckTite uses Radiofrequency technology to tighten the skin of the neck. Combined with liposuction, it offers the best option for no-knife contouring and tightening available today.
As we age, the skin in our necks seems to suffer particularly badly. Gravity, leading to fat deposition, and the movement of our heads on our necks play their parts. This combination, together with the ever present thinning of aging skin, can leave our necks looking far older than the rest of us. On top of this, some of us are not blessed with a defined jaw line so these changes over time can become really obvious and quite depressing.
In my family, for example, we expected (dreaded) the appearance of the ‘turkey neck’ as it seemed to affect all the women as they aged. This combined with the lack of a defined jaw line (that’s me in the photos) meant I thought I would have a neck lift at some point, or a face lift combined with a neck lift. The problem with that though, was it didn’t usually involve liposuction of the neck with sculpting a defined jaw line.
Then I came across NeckTite – the exceptional combination of subtle liposuction and radiofrequency assisted skin tightening which will give you back your jawline, and supple skin. Done under local anaesthetic, in the treatment room. With three tiny incision points, less than 3mm in length. It is my new favourite treatment. And nearly sixty of my clients who have had this treatment in the last five month will agree.
The Necktite process
As in all our treatments, detailed photos are taken, written consent is obtained and the areas to be treated are marked with a pen.
After this, local anaesthetic is gently injected under the skin of the neck. Under full asepsis (sterile conditions with surgical skin prep and sterile drapes), a tiny incision (1mm) is made in the skin just under the centre of the jaw and also on either side just above the jaw line. (The incisions are so small they heal without stitches.)
The hand piece is then inserted gently under the skin and measured amounts of heat energy are delivered to the subcutaneous tissues. This causes immediate contraction of the skin which is visible on the day of the treatment. However, because we are dealing with living healing tissue, the skin continues to contract for several months after the treatment. This can continue to improve up to 18 months post –treatment. So it is gradual, steady and subtle.
Adding lipo and Fractora
Having tightened the skin, a small amount of careful liposuction is then carried out under the jaw line. This defines the jaw and also completely removes the ‘turkey neck’. This fat removal is permanent. The only way that definition could be lost is if massive weight gain occurred. Which is unlikely!
Finally, I treat the area with high dose Fractora resurfacing which deals with ‘creppiness’ and also aids in tightening tissues.
What is Radiofrequency energy?
Radiofrequency (RF) energy has been used safely in medicine for over 60 years now so we understand how it works. Like many technologies in medicine, it can take a while for the possibilities for aesthetic medicine to filter through. (Botox, for example was used for years to treat muscle spasm long before it was used for cosmetic purposes.)
It is this radiofrequency (RF) energy that is used in Bodytite, Facetite and Necktite and also FRACTORA and is the most advanced method of stimulating the dermis to produce more collagen and elastin.
Is Necktite safe?
The radiofrequency technology behind necktite has been around a long time (60 years) so we know it’s safe. The procedure is carried by a senior Consultant Anaesthetist, very accustomed to working with necks and airways and intimate with anatomy. The risks are: infection, which we deal with by prescribing a prophylactic dose of antibiotic; nerve damage, which is minimised by skill and experience; and burns, again dependent on the skill and care of your practitioner, and the fine controls of the equipment.
Does it hurt? You are given local anaesthetic for this procedure in the form of local anaesthetic injections for the whole treatment area. This is meticulously done, and is the longest part of the procedure. After this, you won’t feel pain or discomfort, just the sensation of movement of your skin as the Necktite procedure is performed. With the added Fractora skin resurfacing, you will feel a “pulse” of energy with each area treated, although the local anaesthetic controls the pain.
The whole procedure takes about 1.5 hours and is painless (see client stories). Pain relief post procedure is usually not necessary at all. Ibuprofen should be avoided.
You are given a neck bandage to wear at night for the first week plus antibiotics to take for the next 4 days.
You’ll be swollen /puffy for a day or two but down time usually isn’t an issue. If you have had Fractora resurfacing, your skin will form multiple micro scabs and will feel dry and tight; the down-time from the Fractora is more significant than that from the Necktite. Your skin should be kept clean, and moisturised frequently with a non-active moisturiser such as Recovery Creme or E45 (avoid active anti-ageing ingredients, such as retinol or acids). Makeup can be worn after 3 days so there’s no need to hide away.
Follow up is a 2 weeks, then 4 months.
The effect lasts for years.
What does Necktite cost?
Add FaceTite £300
Add Fractora £250