The Pros and Cons of a Non-Surgical Neck Lift

Posted July 28, 2022 in Neck Lift


A neck lift is an option for many people, but there are other, non-surgical options that can be performed to achieve similar results. Non-surgical options can be a great temporary solution to improve appearances, but clients with advanced skin sagging looking for a dramatic change may not see the results they desire. A minimally invasive or non-surgical procedure won’t create as dramatic of results as surgical treatment, but it can still improve the texture of your skin and reduce wrinkles and neck folds.

Types of Non-Surgical Neck Lifts

A surgical neck lift is a procedure that removes excess fat and tightens sagging skin around the neck to recounter the jawline for a more youthful appearance. Surgery is not for everyone, but these are three of the non-surgical neck lift options you can receive from Dr. Gilpin, MD.

Dermal Fillers and Injectables

Botox is one of the most well-known injectables used to smooth wrinkles and relax muscles. In addition, Dr. Gilpin uses dermal fillers, which are compounds composed of materials that occur naturally in the human body and can be used to “sculpt” certain features. There are multiple types of dermal fillers that have been approved by the FDA and are used by Dr. Gilpin: Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC that target flat lips and deep wrinkles; Restylane to plump lifts, Restylane Lyft for deep wrinkles, and Voluma to lift deflated areas on the cheek.


Radiofrequency (RF) treatments use RF energy to stimulate collagen production and heal the skin. However, RF only focuses on the more surface-level, epidermal layers of the skin. Our VirtueRF device lets the provider adjust the depth and energy for a customized treatment. It not only helps with collagen production but also elastin, two proteins in your skin that keep it from sagging by providing strength and support. RF can also be combined with microneedling to create an even bigger collagen boost and produce beautiful results.

Laser Treatment

The Sciton Laser can be used by itself or in addition to surgery. Laser treatment offers some perks that surgical options cannot; they can treat small blemishes, like acne scars and hyperpigmentation, and rebuild the skin from the cellular level up. While the Sciton Laser is primarily used to treat facial blemishes, laser treatments have also been known to produce great improvements on the neck.

Benefits of a Non-Surgical Neck Lift

Surgery is a big commitment, and our patients enjoy the reduced risk and quicker recovery period of non-surgical procedures. Additionally, non-surgical treatment options can be as little as half the cost of a surgical neck lift! Although results vary and may not be as ideal as hoped for, if you are bothered by loose or excess skin, non-surgical skin tightening can temporarily provide you with a more youthful appearance and little recovery time.

Who May Benefit from a Non-Surgical Neck Lift?

If you are a healthy individual without a medical condition that impairs healing and are looking to improve mild to moderate skin sagging on your neck, you may be a great candidate for a non-surgical neck lift. If you have prominent jowls or folds in the skin on your neck or want to repair facial muscles that have started to sag, a full, surgical face and neck lift may be necessary to give you the best results.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you have any questions about your neck lift options, surgical or non-surgical, contact Dr. David Gilpin at Gilpin Facial Plastics in Nashville, TN. You can schedule a consultation online or call the office at 615-551-9746.

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