Lift and tighten the neck with minimally-invasive MyEllevate®
It’s not only our skin, but also our overall face shape that changes as we get older. Young faces usually have a more heart-shaped appearance with high cheekbones, full cheeks, and a well-defined jaw and neckline. As we age, the clean definition along the neck and jawline begins to disappear. This can be due to a loosening of the skin, the development of excess fat, or a loss of tone of the underlying muscle, the platysma. The neckline is one of the most important facial features when it comes to providing a foundation, symmetry, and balance for the rest of the face.
A strong, sculpted neckline is associated with strength, attractiveness, and youth, but due to aging or genetics, many people feel that their jawline and neckline are weaker or more underdeveloped than they would like. Although a surgical neck lift was traditionally the only way of correcting sagging of the neck and jawline, there’s now MyEllevate®, an innovative, minimally-invasive neck lift technique that Chicago-area patients can use as an alternative to more extensive surgery.
Want to lift and tighten your neck without the longer recovery times and incisions associated with an invasive procedure? MyEllevate® is a simple, minimally-invasive technique for neckline contouring that offers an alternative to a neck lift while providing long-lasting results. While it is not a replacement for the dramatic results that can be achieved with a full neck lift, this treatment does provide a significant tightening of the skin and underlying muscle of the neck, and results have a longer lifespan when compared to injectables or skin resurfacing procedures.
MyEllevate® uses an ICLED® light-guided system that allows a suture to be placed via a series of guided needle punctures without the need for incision-based open surgery. A single, continuous suture is woven in the neck beneath the jawline area with this light-guided technology. The procedure takes approximately one hour, and recovery is faster than traditional neck lift surgery due to the clean puncture system that is used. The results from MyEllevate® last for five years or more. The MyEllevate® treatment can also be combined with other skin tightening and fat removal procedures to optimize results.
Get more advice about this non-surgical neck lift technique from Chicago-based plastic surgeon, Dr. John Q. Cook, at the Whole Beauty® Institute. If you have additional questions about jawline contouring treatments, call 312-751-2112 (Chicago Gold Coast Office), 847-446-7562 (North Shore (Winnetka) Office), or submit a contact form to request a consultation.