What is Turkey Neck?
Turkey neck is the nickname for the loose, sagging, or baggy skin that hangs off the neck. Turkey neck can add years to your appearance and may even make you feel self-conscious about wearing anything but a turtleneck sweater. Chances are, you’ve recognized what turkey neck looks like from someone you know.
What Causes Turkey Neck?
Turkey neck is a result of losing skin elasticity because of aging, genetics, and weight loss. The collagen in our skin thins and stretches as we get older, fluctuate in weight, or have children. Just like elastic fabric, our skin will eventually lose elasticity with enough stretching, which results in loose skin that droops and hangs down.
How to Get Rid of Turkey Neck
Turkey neck can be hard to get rid of on your own – it does not respond to exercise or a healthy diet, and many over-the-counter skin-tightening creams make empty promises or yield only temporary results. Injectables can also be used to help improve collagen production, but are not a permanent solution. Dr. Johnson can help treat your turkey neck and sagging skin using the powerful skin-tightening therapy Thermage, which shows impressive results.
How Thermage Tightens Turkey Neck
Thermage is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that gently and safely heats your skin’s dermis and the web of collagen found below in the subcutaneous layer. The heating of the skin’s dermis and collagen causes an immediate tightening of the skin. Thermage also induces collagen production, which yields additional skin-tightening benefits over time.
Thermage is an excellent option to treat your turkey neck, sagging jowls, other facial areas, and even sagging in body areas like the stomach, upper arms, and knees. Thermage is best used for cases of mild to moderate sagging.
How Fast Does Thermage Work?
You will see visible results immediately after your Thermage procedure. During the six months to a year after your Thermage treatment, you will see additional changes as your skin will continue to tighten further as increased collagen production continues, pulling your skin even tighter.
How Long Does Thermage Last?
The skin-tightening benefits of Thermage last three to five years. Most patients only need one procedure to get the results they want, but many people love what they see and schedule additional treatments. For even better final results, combine Thermage with SmartLipo liposuction to remove excess unwanted fat from your neck. SmartLipo is an excellent skin-tightening treatment to add on to Thermage because of its ability to increase collagen production and pull the skin smooth.
Contact Innovations Medical for Skin-Tightening Therapy
If you’re looking to learn more about the benefits of Thermage for your turkey neck or other areas of facial sagging, Innovations Medical is here for you. Our skilled professionals help you decide which treatment is best for you – keeping you informed and confident in the next steps. We’ve been helping our patients look and feel their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.