So, What is the Cause of Turkey Neck?
We all start to notice our bodies changing over time but one of the least desirable changes can be the development of turkey neck. This is the wrinkled skin that happens in the neck area. Regardless of how much time and effort you spend on your skincare regimen, the neck is often a neglected area that shows your true age.
While some people are born with it, most people develop it as they age. This can start to happen as early as your 30s. It’s a natural part of aging when the neck muscles start to weaken the elasticity in the skin dissipates. As the skin loses its ability to stretch and tighten, you’ll notice that it begins.
The platysma muscles will separate and loosen with their borders showing through thinning skin as vertical bands from the jawline to the clavicle. This provides the appearance of a wattle also known as turkey neck. While there are exercises that many people do, theses aren’t usually adequate to get all the skin back in place.
The good news is that there are many effective non-surgical options that can reduce and tighten your skin in this area. While you may find creams, exercises, and other contraptions designed to tightening skin, they usually work very little if at all.
Neck Lift Surgery
Getting rid of Turkey Neck with plastic surgery is often called a Platysmaplasty or a Lower Rhytidectomy. This is the most radical but effective way of removing the excess skin that creates that “gobbler” look. Typically a surgeon will cut from the hairline to around the ear, tightening the loose skin and suturing it back. With a skilled surgeon the scars are minimal. This typically requires quite a bit of downtime for recovery. Ma
What is the Easiest Way To Get Rid of Turkey Neck Without Surgery?
If you’re serious about getting rid of sagging or wrinkled neck skin, then you’ve come to the right place. The neck area ages faster than other skin for many reasons. Genetics, diet, weight loss, collagen decline, and even skin exposure are all reasons why your neck will age. There are also additional factors which may affect your neck appearance.
PDO Thread Neck Lift
The easiest way to get rid of turkey neck without surgery is by far the PDO Neck Lift. People from all over the country come to Deborah Parker to get PDO Threads. This is a somewhat new procedure, but it wildly popular because it is barely invasive and painless (think Botox). A needle, similar to the one used for filler, is used to inject a small thread, typically used for sutures, that lifts and tightens the neck. There is no downtime, it is way less expensive, it has little risks, and you will not end up like so many surgery patients where it is obvious they’ve had a bad facelift.
Kybella is a non surgical method of reducing double chins and turkey necks. Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, which is administered via a series of injections to the neck area, permanently destroying fat cells and giving gradual results. Maximum results, with an improved profile, can be seen after six months and the results are long lasting.
Other Less-Effective Non-Surgical Treatments
If you’re interested in a great treatment for turkey neck, these are the best non-surgical methods that work quickly and effectively.
Topical ingredients such as tretinoin or adapalene trigger skin cell reproduction, encouraging collagen and elastin production in the skin. They will thicken skin in the outer layer, giving you a younger appearance.
Also known as Botox, this is a non-invasive treatment that requires no recovery time. It effectively relaxes the platysmal bands and lessens their appearance. The results will last up to four months and will need to be repeated in order to maintain this same appearance.
- Non-Ablative Lasers
Instead of removing skin on the top layer also known as ablative laser treatment, many devices now can send the laser light below the skin to target the inner layers. This will be used in order to promote collagen production and skin remodeling. Various skin tightening laser devices can be used to heat and tighten the skin. This is a non-invasive treatment that promises moderate results although you will need treatments repeated over 4-6 months to get the complete results. The benefit of this option is that there is no recovery time.
Another option that uses lasers is a fractional erbium-based laser. This provides an even deeper neck treatment designed to address neck firming and reduce wrinkles. It works by vaporizing damaged surface cells and speeds up cell regeneration to help your skin replace old cells with new healthier ones. Fractionated lasers are used to map the skin and deliver the treatment to only damaged cells. This process allows for fast recovery and comfort.
Forma is a radiofrequency device that uses a thermal temperature sensor in order to heat skin in order to improve the skin and tissue and provide you with a more youthful appearance. The treatment will tighten and contour the skin with a gentle heat that stimulates collagen fibers to contract.
This treatment option is a deep fractional radiofrequency treatment. It promotes remodeling to the skin, tissue, and collagen in order to approve skin appearance and reduce the appearance of irregularities.
Like its name suggests, this is also a radiofrequency treatment. It is a non-invasive method that targets tissue in order to reduce dimpled skin appearance. This treatment targets subdermal fat and skin and is best for smaller treatment areas such as the neck.
As a type of Intense Pulsed Light laser treatment, this treatment works to improve and brighten texture and reduce skin irregularities. It can be used to heal the effects of skin damage, freckles, abnormal pigmentation, and superficial vessels in the neck area.
As one of the newer treatment methods, this is actually not one treatment but a combination of treatments. It uses lasers on the exterior face and inside the mouth in order to allow for deep penetration o the collagen. This provides persistent tightening and volumizing in the face and neck without having to use any injectables. With two different laser wavelengths and four modes of treatment, this treatment provides a comprehensive approach on four different levels. It will target imperfections on the surface as well as penetrate deep in the skin. Working on deeper, medial, and superficial connective structures of the skin, this is a good solution to consider as well.
- Fontana TightSculpting
This final option is a dual-wavelength laser treatment that’s used for sculpting and skin tightening. It can be used in all the areas of the body. The lasers are used in order to burn and destroy fat cells while also promoting collagen remodeling with great results. It’s a fast and safe alternative to laser lipolysis without having any consumables or recovery time for individuals.
Choosing a Treatment Method
While all of these methods can be effective for resolving a turkey neck, not all of them work the same way. Since individual appearance and preferences should guide the treatment you choose, you should consider the options and discuss which one would be best for you. Some of these treatments may need to be repeated on a regular basis while others may be longer-lasting. There is not one best option but probably a few good ones to consider for your unique appearance. Be sure to discuss your current appearance and the desired results in order to find the best treatment option. These are all good non-invasive ones to consider that can be done as an outpatient.