The No-Knife Necklift

The neck is often left out in our beauty routines. Most of our energy and attention are focused on taking good care of the skin on our face –from expensive creams and serums to Botox and filler injections. So, while your face is free of lines, wrinkles, and blemishes, your neck can contradict your appearance with its crepiness, prominent platysmal bands, horizontal “necklace lines”, fat accumulation, or the much-dreaded turkey neck –all adding years to your overall appearance. And because you don’t want to allow your neck to detract from the facial beauty you’ve persistently worked hard on over the years, you are convinced that surgery is the only solution. But thanks to some great advances, you don’t even have to go under the knife to get a necklift.

At Carolina Facial Plastics, we bring the best aesthetic techniques from Beverly Hills to the South, with our fully accredited surgery center and luxurious retreat in one destination at the heart of SouthPark. We provide the highest level of care and comfort in a welcoming atmosphere –evoking true Southern hospitality. Led by Beverly Hills-trained, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh, the expert team includes aesthetic specialist Courtney Whitley, FNP-C, medical aesthetician Terri Edson, as well as an entire back and front office staff that all provide a level of expertise not found anywhere else in Charlotte.

What Constitutes A No-Knife Necklift?

While a traditional necklift or facial liposuction might seem like the best solution to restoring tighter skin and firmness in the neck, most patients still don’t choose to pursue it due to the fear of “going under the knife”. Enter the “No-Knife Necklift” –a non-surgical option that will help you achieve a younger-looking appearance without having to undergo traditionally invasive techniques.

Dr. Kulbersh is double-board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery. Whether surgical or non-surgical, his aesthetic techniques are designed to fully enhance each patient’s own unique attractiveness with natural-looking results.

These are the procedures that can be combined to create a No-Knife Necklift:

Profound RF Microneedling

Profound is a revolutionary energy-based microneedling treatment that is designed to produce new collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin –the key elements for keeping your skin smooth and elastic. Specifically, this procedure can create more volume and elastic tissue especially in the area around the jowls, thereby giving you a natural necklift.

Profound combines the rejuvenating powers of microneedling with the stimulation of radiofrequency (RF) energy to completely transform your appearance with just one week of recovery. It features single-use microneedling cartridges wherein hair-thin needles will pierce your skin repeatedly, stimulating a wound-healing response. The RF energy which travels through the needles will trigger the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. As your skin repairs itself over the following weeks to months, it becomes smoother, tighter, firmer, and more youthful-looking.


While your face will lose fat and bone mass as you age, your neck will tend to gain fat. To address this, Kybella (naturally occurring deoxycholic acid), is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of a double chin, turkey neck, or submental fullness. Carolina Facial Plastics is one of the first practices to offer Kybella in the Carolinas. This innovative, non-surgical treatment dissolves fatty tissue which the body gradually absorbs. As it melts away the fat or double chin, Kybella will naturally reveal a more well-defined and elegant jawline.


If you have prominent platysmal bands (vertical neck bands), Botox injections offer an effective solution. These bands are caused by the platysma muscle which tends to droop or become stretched with age. When this muscle contracts (similar to when you frown or when you do other facial expressions), it can cause the formation of vertical bands. Botox, also known as a wrinkle smoother, can cause these bands to relax and prevent the platysma from contracting, resulting in smoother skin on the neck.

Dermal Fillers

As you age, skin loses volume. This loss of volume contributes to wrinkled and sagging skin around the neck. Dermal fillers can do wonders for your skin by restoring lost volume and creating more youthful contours on your face, which can help lift the sagging neck skin

Dermal fillers such as Restylane Silk and Juvéderm Voluma can be used on the cheeks and jawline, pulling up sagging parts of the neck. They are composed of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance in the body that attracts and holds moisture. These fillers can improve volume and elasticity, making them a viable solution for treating delicate skin. Immediately after treatment, your skin on your cheek and jawline will appear plumper, with lines and wrinkles effectively smoothed out, contributing to an overall younger appearance.

Our expert injectors Dr. Kulbersh and Courtney Whitley, FNP-C have great insight and experience on the art of rejuvenation with fillers and can provide patients with subtle yet powerful anti-aging results.

Titan Laser Treatment 

Using infrared light, Titan laser provides an even energy source to heat the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production which results in tighter, firmer, and smoother skin, according to this laser study. Titan is perfect if you are in the early stages of experiencing skin laxity and want to tighten and lift the jowls, neck, and cheeks. The treatment can significantly improve and restore your skin’s youthful appearance.

Pearl Laser Treatment

Pearl is an ablative laser that smooths skin texture, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and improves uneven skin and texture on the face, neck, and upper chest. It works by removing the outer layer of skin to reveal the new healthy skin below, as well as encouraging new collagen formation to help plump fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a comprehensive procedure that requires fewer treatment sessions compared to other lasers, and the results are more dramatic.

 Schedule A Non-Surgical Necklift in Charlotte Today

At Carolina Facial Plastics, we take pride in providing remarkable results with exceptional care. Our advanced techniques combined with our extensive experience have made us renowned for producing unparalleled and natural-looking results exclusively for the face. If you’d like to learn more about our non-surgical treatment options for a necklift or would like to schedule a consultation, please call our Charlotte fill out our online contact form.

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