Over time, loss of elasticity and collagen can wreak havoc on our skin, causing sagging, jowls, wrinkles, and shadows. However, as these signs of aging become evident, the jawline tends to disappear.
As a result, men and women look older and tired and feel less confident about their appearance.
Fortunately, an ICLED (iGuide) neck lift is a safe and effective way to tighten loose skin and muscles and rejuvenate the neck without general anesthesia or considerable downtime.
So, is an ICLED (iGuide) neck lift right for you? Here’s what patients can expect should they decide to undergo this neck tightening procedure.
What Is an ICLED (iGuide) Neck Lift?
An ICLED (iGuide) neck lift is light-guided, minimally-invasive procedure that corrects skin laxity and loose muscles in the neck.
It’s an excellent alternative to a traditional neck lift, with minimal recovery, side effects, and discomfort.
What Are the Benefits of This Neck Tightening Procedure?
To start, ICLED neck tightening can be performed in approximately one hour with a local anesthetic and IV sedation. This is quicker and safer than a traditional neck lift, which requires a longer surgery under general anesthesia.
This procedure can also provide long-lasting results, similar to those of a traditional neck lift, without incisions or scarring behind the ears.
Finally, an ICLED (iGuide) neck lift can help men and women eliminate jowls and saggy skin for a more defined jawline and youthful appearance.
How Is an ICLED (iGuide) Neck Lift Performed?
The treatment begins with the injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area around the neck. Patients may also be given a sedative to help them relax throughout the process.
Then, a patented ICLED Surgical Suture System is used to precisely create an entry point for the insertion of internal sutures.
Next, the device’s light-guided technology allows these sutures to be weaved along the jawline and instantly firm and rejuvenate the neck.
What Can Patients Expect From Recovery?
After an ICLED (iGuide) neck lift, patients may experience swelling and bruising for three-to-five days, which can be easily covered with makeup.
While a traditional neck lift requires two-to-three weeks of recovery, individuals can resume normal activities within five days of having this neck tightening treatment.
For additional information on an ICLED (iGuide) neck lift, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.