3 Ways to Fix a Turkey Neck Non-surgically

As the body ages, near­ly every­one expe­ri­ences sag­ging skin. Like rings on a tree, loose, sag­ging skin of the neck betrays one’s age. This is par­tic­u­lar­ly true with the now-com­mon BOTOX© Cos­met­ic and der­mal fillers for the face which make neck imper­fec­tions stand out in stark relief. While the best bet for com­bat­ing a full-blown turkey wad­dle is a sur­gi­cal face and neck lift, there are many new­er options for those desir­ing a less-inva­sive approach to achieve a reju­ve­nat­ed neck. 

Sub­men­tal Full­ness (dou­ble chin)

Kybel­la is a rev­o­lu­tion­ary FDA-approved injectable treat­ment for the dou­ble chin. Made of a nat­u­ral­ly-occur­ring mol­e­cule, Kybel­la is inject­ed direct­ly beneath the chin to dis­solve fat. Many patients expe­ri­ence vis­i­ble results in two to four treat­ment ses­sions, spaced one month apart. Up to six treat­ments may be nec­es­sary. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store fat and addi­tion­al treat­ment is not expected.

Neck Band­ing

For those with iso­lat­ed neck bands and great skin tone, inject­ing Botox into mus­cle can make them less con­spic­u­ous. Results last about three to four months. In the right patient, a com­bi­na­tion of Botox and Kybel­la per­formed at sep­a­rate vis­its can sig­nif­i­cant­ly help sharp­en one’s jaw­line and improve one’s over­all profile.

Sun Dam­age and Aging

Resur­fac­ing pro­ce­dures, such as the non-abla­tive frac­tion­at­ed laser (Frax­el), help erase fine lines and wrin­kles and min­i­mize the appear­ance of age and sun spots. Alter­na­tive­ly, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treat­ment is a great option for revers­ing signs of sun dam­age, specif­i­cal­ly red and brown discoloration.

These pro­ce­dures, in com­bi­na­tion with an at-home night cream such as Nec­ti­firm by Revi­sion Skin­care, help to main­tain a youth­ful, taut neck.

Say good­bye to the days of hid­ing behind turtle­necks and scarves, sched­ule a con­sul­ta­tion today!

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  • Stephanie Gan, MD, Hinsdale Dermatologist

    I strive to provide the highest quality health care services to all of our patients efficiently, effectively and compassionately. We offer a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, providing patients with unparalleled service. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you take the best possible care of your skin.