Posted on May 8, 2023 in Neck
A neck lift can restore your youthful appearance by eliminating sagging skin and excess skin from the neck and jawline. Dr. Evan Ransom is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic surgeries like neck lifts. When you receive a neck lift at our office in San Francisco, you can expect amazing results that turn back the clock on skin aging and restore your natural youthful appearance for many years to come.
Neck lifts last an average of 10-15 years, depending on the amount of skin sagging you had prior to your surgery and how quickly your skin ages after the procedure. Everyone’s body ages differently so there is no specific timeline for neck lift results. Dr. Ransom will examine your skin at your consultation to give you a better idea of how long your results might last.
Neck lift results will fade over time because of natural skin aging. Although a neck lift can turn back the clock on skin aging, it cannot stop the progression. Skin aging is caused by a breakdown of collagen and slowed collagen production. Collagen fibers are proteins in the skin that give it a firm texture and elasticity for a plumped, smooth, and youthful look.
Collagen production starts to slow down in our 20s and quickly starts to decrease in our 30s. The result is sagging skin and wrinkles, especially on the face and neck. These signs of aging are improved with neck lift surgery and Dr. Ransom has helped many patients rejuvenate a naturally youthful appearance.
Although skin aging cannot be stopped, there are lifestyle choices that will slow the process. After a neck lift, following these tips and tricks will help to maintain your beautiful results.
Fruits and vegetables are rich in micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals that keep your body functioning properly. When your body is in good health overall, the skin will also be kept healthy. Staying active, avoiding nicotine and tobacco, and limiting alcohol consumption will also keep your body healthy and slow your body’s aging process.
Sunscreen is one of the most important things to include in your daily skincare routine. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 will protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. UV rays from the sun break down collagen fibers and the connective tissues in your skin, making them one of the main causes of skin aging.
Moisturizing products with hyaluronic acid, collagen-stimulating retinol, and toners or serums rich in antioxidants are also great additions to a daily skincare routine. These products will combat the effects of aging to maintain your rejuvenated post-surgical appearance.
Dr. Ransom has extensive training in the newest lasers and other non-surgical treatments. Laser treatments, injectables, and facials can maintain clear, radiant skin with a smooth texture. Some of these aesthetic treatments stimulate collagen production for continuous renewal that keeps skin aging at bay. Scheduling these treatments regularly after a neck lift will preserve the beautiful results of your surgery.
Are you bothered by jowls, crepey neck skin, and sagging on the lower face? A neck lift in San Francisco with Dr. Ransom can address all these concerns! Schedule your consultation today by calling our office or filling out an online contact form.