Throughout Summit, NJ, and the rest of the world, the holiday season is fast approaching. There’s shopping to do, travel to arrange, and meals for friends and family to plan. For some of us, the holidays create yet another anxiety beyond the usual scheduling concerns and shopping. When people get together to celebrate, they like to take pictures.
Looking your best this holiday season can give you the confidence you need to host the most exceptional holiday party in recent memory. But with Turkey Day fast approaching, how much time remains to deal with a turkey neck? Thankfully, at Carniol Plastic Surgery, you have options.
RF Microneedling for Skin Tightening – Face & Neck
RF (radiofrequency) microneedling is quickly becoming a household name. The procedure may sound strange or even intimidating, but its methods and ultimate results are far from frightening. Let’s dive in to discover how just a few RF microneedling appointments can help you conquer the holiday festivities.
How Does RF Microneedling Work?
Collagen accounts for upwards of 30% of the total protein in your body. This vital structural protein performs multiple roles, especially for your skin. As a form of collagen induction therapy, RF microneedling uses two approaches to boost collagen and elastin—another critical agent in the fight against loose skin.
Approach 1 – Microneedles
Firstly, the microneedles themselves create extremely fine channels in the targeted area. Your skin senses “damage,” even if it is practically microscopic. In response, your skin floods the “damaged” area with collagen and elastin. But without any real damage to heal, these proteins get to work tightening skin, healing new and old scars (especially those from acne), and promoting overall skin texture and health.
Approach 2 – Radiofrequency Energy
After the creation of microchannels, radiofrequency energy is sent into the lower layers of skin. This energy wouldn’t be able to penetrate as deeply without the extremely fine tunnels made by the microneedles. RF energy is absorbed as heat in the lower skin layers, which respond by promoting even more collagen and elastin in the area, doubling the results for smoother, bouncier, brighter skin.
So, where can RF microneedling be used? And what other non- or minimally-invasive procedures complement it?
RF Microneedling for the Face
For most patients, one to three microneedling appointments are enough to create smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin. Collagen firms up skin and supports it from underneath to keep it hydrated. This means fewer prominent fine lines and wrinkles, but it also means more defined facial contours and fewer textural irregularities. By simply directing the skin’s healing efforts to a specific area, you can see evident results in just a few days that last upwards of one whole year.
RF Microneedling for the Neck
This time of year, turkeys take the dinner table spotlight. But turkeys are easier to enjoy when we limit our resemblance to them. As we age, our production of collagen and elastin slows. That means that loose skin grows looser or even gathers like a curtain under our chin or down our neck—much like a turkey’s wattle.
By directing your skin’s healing efforts to the neck with the same RF microneedling procedure, Carniol Plastic Surgery causes a lipolysis effect (the killing of fat cells) while creating a localized abundance of tightening agents to pull the skin back. Collagen, meanwhile, smooths out that skin and keeps it closer to the jawline and throat for a much younger look all around.
RF Microneedling & Laser Services
Your skin has been designed by nature to respond to and take inspiration from light. Different wavelengths of light have different effects. At certain wavelengths, laser light can blast away blemishes, hair, tattoos, or even fine lines and wrinkles. Accordingly, laser resurfacing and laser skin tightening make ideal partners for RF microneedling.
Fractional laser skin tightening treatments cause collagen to constrict, further enhancing the “tightening” effect. In other words, the more collagen in the targeted area, the more tightening you can achieve.
When combined with RF microneedling, a CO2 fractional laser skin tightening treatment can create results that last for years and years—bordering on permanent. That means no more jowls, a drastically reduced turkey neck, fewer fine lines, and a faster healing response for the foreseeable future—all in time for holiday selfie sessions with cherished friends and family.
Get Holiday Ready with Carniol Plastic Surgery in Summit, NJ!
In the best and most relaxing times of the year, confidence comes at a premium. During the hustle, bustle, traffic, and stress of the holiday season, the right amount of confidence can be even harder to find. This year, treat yourself by choosing RF microneedling and laser skin resurfacing at Carniol Plastic Surgery.
It’s Easier to Make Merry When You Look & Feel Merry
Make the holiday season even more special and meaningful this year by taking the time you need to work on yourself. Loose skin, turkey neck, bothersome wrinkles, and unwanted blemishes don’t have to follow you to the Thanksgiving table or into the new year. Tackle your turkey neck and conquer the holidays with confidence by calling Carniol Plastic Surgery today at (908) 598-1400 or contacting us online.