A common side effect of getting older is developing loose skin on the neck. Sometimes referred to as ‘turkey neck’, it involves having sagging, wrinkled skin on the neck and below the chin. Most people with loose skin on the neck will have it as a result of ageing, and it is an entirely natural effect of getting older.
Loose skin on the neck is caused by the muscles around the neck and face weakening over time and gradually losing volume and fullness. In addition to this, the skin also loses its elasticity and firmness over time. This affects the skins ability to stay tight or stretch and return as it used to. Ageing causes the skin to reduce its collagen and elastin levels which leads to wrinkles and sagging skin, such as loose skin on neck.
One other reason for loose skin on the neck is weight loss. If the area around the face and neck used to be larger and then weight has been lost relatively quickly, it can result in excess skin around the neck. Whatever the cause for loose skin on the neck, it can leave men and women feeling self-conscious and unhappy with their appearance.
If you are considering treatment for loose skin on neck, then our expert team at Hans Place Practice are here to help. We offer a range of treatments that can reduce sagging skin;
ULTRAcel is a non-surgical treatment that has been designed for tightening, firming, smoothing and lifting skin and the deeper tissue below. It uses a combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound technology through handheld devices to target specific areas like the neck.
INTRAcel uses a combination of radiofrequency technology, micro-needling and fractional treatments to deliver impressive anti-ageing results. This treatment can help to reduce sagging of loose skin around the neck, as well as tightening and revealing a smoother, younger appearance.
For those who are suffering from loose skin on the neck because of ageing or fat loss in the area, Renuvion could be the treatment to help. It is a minor surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to boost collagen production. The results are instant and continue to improve up to 12 months after treatment as the body continues to produce collagen.
Dermal fillers are highly popular for plumping areas where volume has been lost and tightening the skin. A substance very similar to hyaluronic acid is injected into the problem area, and works with the body to plump, smooth and fill sagging skin.