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As we age the muscles in the neck, platysma, which support the head and facial tissue can weaken. These weakened platysmal bands can also pull the facial muscles downwards causing sagging and wrinkling to the skin in the face and neck. Similarly, the platysmal muscles can start to show through the skin of the neck more readily as we age, leading to what it pleasantly referred to as a ‘turkey neck’. Tightening the skin around the neck area through surgical and non-surgical methods can improve and smooth the appearance, meanwhile treating the muscles themselves can reduce the appearance of a turkey neck.
Infra Red Laser Skin Tightening, currently available in the UK using the Titan device, is the latest, minimally invasive way to tighten skin and reverse the signs of ageing.
Plasma Sublimation or Soft Surgery allows the treatments of the signs of ageing and skin complaints, without actually cutting the skin. It can be used for non-surgical eyelid reconstruction (blepharoplasty), removing lines around the mouth, improvement in the appearance scars and treating a number of skin imperfections.
RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin and affect the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers, causing tightening and improvements to the underlying tissue structure for facial rejuvenation.
Ultrasonic skin tightening, introduced with a device called Ultherapy, is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses micro-focused ultrasound waves to stimulate collagen production, resulting in an uplifted effect to the face and neck.
The Accent system boasts dual handpieces – a bipolar one for volumetric dermal heating, aimed at skin tightening treatments; and a Unipolar one for for fat reduction and cellulite treatment.
The INTRAcel Fractional Radiofrequency (RF) Micro-Needling system is comprised of a Fractional RF Microneedle™ (FRM) array that assists in skin rejuvenation and also treats acne, provides a non-surgical face lift, reduces large pores and acne scarring through a variable radiofrequency power
The Pellevé Wrinkle Reduction System precisely delivers energy to the dermal tissue using advanced radiowave technology to induce collagen contraction without damaging the epidermis. The result is noticeable improvement in skin quality and appearance.
The Plasma IQ utilises the fourth state of matter: Plasma, used for a treatment method called plasma sublimation. It is used to improve lines and wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, as well as non-surgical blepharoplasty.
The Plexr soft surgery system uses the fourth state of matter, plasma, and is marketed for use as a non-surgical blepharoplasty, or soft eyelid surgery.
The Titan™ procedure is a non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source to tighten skin and reverse the signs of ageing.
Ultherapy is marketed for ultrasonic skin tightening using high intensity focused ultrasound to tighten and tone loose skin on the face and neck.