MyEllevate® in Richmond, VA, and Midlothian, VA

With men and women investing their money in skincare and facial cosmetics, many seem to forget the area they age fastest in: the neck. The skin begins to sag as you age, causing you to develop the so-called “turkey neck.” Additionally, this condition also brings along aspects such as a double chin and jowls.

Around 160,235 people received neck lift surgeries in 2020 to correct this imperfection, most of whom were women. However, not everyone has the time to handle the associated downtime. The MyEllevate® procedure came as an alternative answer to treating neck laxity, offering the possibility of a neck lift without going under the knife. By reading this article, you will learn more about the benefits of this treatment.

What Is MyEllevate®?

MyEllevate® is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to lift and tighten the neck, increasing its definition. This allows patients to obtain a rejuvenated, youthful appearance without undergoing surgery. 

The procedure employs an ICLED® suture system guided by light, allowing for precise sutures in the target pivot points. Unlike thread lifts, which dissolve over time, MyEllevate® is permanent and can provide long-lasting effects. The sutures’ ability to promote collagen is also significantly improved, as the skin does not gradually absorb them.

Benefits of the MyEllevate® Treatment

MyEllevate® comes with a series of benefits, and its effects vary from one patient to another. Here is what you may enjoy by undergoing the treatment:

  • Rejuvenating Benefits 

MyEllevate® offers a rejuvenating effect through different means. First, using the sutures to pull the skin up will smooth the area and reduce the appearance of jowls and neck sagging. The sutures underneath should also trigger your body’s natural healing system, which can lead to new collagen production. Your facial profile might look younger and plumper for about five years. 

  • Slimming Effect

Aside from the rejuvenating benefits, MyEllevate® can also make you look slimmer. Sagging skin can leave the impression of a double chin even though there is no excess fat. By lifting the skin, your neck should look much slimmer, and your double chin appears less evident.

  • Short Recovery Time

MyEllevate® has a very short recovery time compared to other treatments offering the same results. After the procedure, you may need to wear a chin strap to maximize the benefits, but all the side effects should pass within four days. You might also notice some dimpling, but that should also subside once the collage production improves. 

  • Natural-Looking Results

Some facial lifting procedures can make it evident that you had yourself “done,” especially if you have a scar to show it. With MyEllevate®, the effects are natural, as the sutures trigger your body’s ability to produce elastin and collagen. 

This treatment helps to beautifully improve the symmetry of your features. Some lifting results are visible right after stepping out of the office, but the best will appear after three months when the new collagen has matured.

  • Minimal Side Effects

Surgical neck lifts often come with a series of side effects, such as bruising or swelling, caused by incisions made in the skin. MyEllevate® does not bring as many side effects, as the sutures are merely “threaded” underneath the skin. While you can expect some swelling and bruising over the next few days, they are less evident compared to other procedures. 

  • Short Treatment Time

One of the most significant advantages of the MyEllevate® procedure is that it doesn’t take much of your time, making it practical for busy people. The treatment only takes about one hour to perform, and it does not require you to go under general anesthesia. It requires a local numbing agent, and most patients should be able to return home right after the session. 

The Bottom Line

MyEllevate® is a great procedure for obtaining a beautiful, sculpted jawline that makes you look elegant and youthful. It offers all the benefits of a neck lift without taking you through invasive surgery. Contact Dr. Travis Shaw and make an appointment for MyEllevate® in Richmond, VA, and Midlothian, VA!

For more information about MyEllevate®, you can contact Dr. Travis Shaw at 804-775-4559. We can provide all the information necessary to ensure you enjoy the best of the benefits provided. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.