We all know that the skin is very susceptible to signs of ageing, and the neck is one of the biggest problem areas for many individuals. As we get older, the skin on the face and neck starts to sag and lose its elasticity.
Not only that, but tissue in the face loses volume with time, causing the skin to drop down to the neck area. A prevalent problem for individuals of all ages is turkey neck, and it is something that many people become very self-conscious of.
With Christmas fast approaching, many of us are wishing that the only thing resembling a turkey is the Christmas dinner this year. If you are suffering from a turkey neck or sagging skin around this area, there are a few things you can do to reduce this.
Today, we are sharing how you can eliminate the turkey neck this Christmas.
Most people first think of the face as the area that shows signs of ageing through fine lines and wrinkles. The truth is, the delicate skin on the décolleté is usually one of the first areas to succumb to these problems.
Turkey neck actually has nothing to do with your Christmas dinner and instead is a term used to describe sagging skin in the neck area. Sometimes a turkey neck is referred to as jowls or loose skin on the neck, and for many people, it starts becoming a concern in their 30s and 40s. However, it can occur at all ages. The name turkey neck comes from the unfortunate similarities to this skin complaint and a turkey’s wattle.
Various ageing factors cause a turkey neck. The most common reason for loose skin on the neck is a loss of elasticity in the area. As we age, the skin naturally loses collagen and elastin, which works to keep it firm and tight. As this diminishes, the skin starts to sag and droop. The neck is a very common area for this because it is susceptible to sun damage and is often neglected when it comes to SPF and protective products.
Not only that, but gravity naturally causes loose skin to fall around the neck. This, combined with excess fat in the area or weakened muscles, often results in a turkey neck.
There are some things you can do to eliminate your turkey neck. Here are a few natural exercises and habits that can help to prevent and fix sagging skin on the neck:
These lifestyle habits and exercises are great for fighting signs of ageing and reducing a turkey neck to some extent. However, some people may prefer a little more help to eliminate sagging skin around the neck. There are a few aesthetic treatments that can work to get rid of your turkey neck, and with minimal downtime, you can fit them in before Christmas!
INTRAcel is a powerful treatment that can be used to treat many areas of the body. It uses a blend of micro-needling and radiofrequency technology to reduce loose skin and sagging. The result is smoother, tighter skin around the neck for an all-around younger appearance. With INTRAcel, the skin is stimulated to naturally produce more collagen and reduce the amount of sebum being created.
This is another popular treatment for reducing the signs of a turkey neck. ULTRAcel uses High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) alongside radio frequency technology to target specific areas of the skin. When used on the neck area, it works to speed up the body’s natural healing processes and reveal tighter, healthier skin. This non-surgical treatment offers immediate results and no recovery time, so you can eliminate your turkey neck and get on with your day.
If loose skin on your neck has been caused by fat loss in the lower face or neck, or by skin ageing, Renuvion could be the right treatment for you. This is a minor procedure in which the Renuvion wand is placed just under the skin surface. It emits radio frequency energy in order to improve collagen production. The result is firm, tight, and smooth skin on the neck.
Many individuals suffer from turkey neck because of a loss of volume in the face and neck area. When this is the case, Dermal Fillers can be used to plump the diminished areas and tighten the skin. Dermal Fillers work by injecting a hyaluronic acid like substance under the skin surface to plump and smooth the area.
If you are hoping to get rid of your turkey neck this Christmas, or have questions about the treatments available, book a consultation today.