It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving season without writing about the dreaded turkey neck. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your neck, we can help! We’ve got several proven solutions for improving common neck concerns, from sagging skin to crepiness to lines and wrinkles and beyond.
Here’s a rundown of effective neck treatments, plus expert tips for achieving your best results:
NovaThreads are a type of polydioxanone (PDO) suture that is used to provide a lifting and smoothing effect to the skin. For a sagging jawline and crepey neck area, a thread lift is an extremely effective tool because it literally provides a lift from within to tighten and smooth away signs of aging. PDO threads applied to the neck area can help smooth away horizontal bands, crepey texture and lines and wrinkles, revealing a years-younger appearance to the neck and chin. Best of all, this minimally invasive treatment involves minimal to no social downtime.
Secret™ RF microneedling — New!
If you are experiencing mild crepiness without severe sagging or excess skin, you may benefit from a microneedling treatment with radiofrequency (RF) energy. We recently expanded our microneedling menu with advanced Secret RF microneedling. This treatment uses microneedles to create thousands of tiny holes, or “controlled damage,” stimulating your skin’s natural healing response. While these “controlled wounds” are being created, Secret RF stimulates your skin with intense RF energy, creating a synergistic boost of renewal and a tightening effect. Secret RF is ideal for those who are in the beginning stages of aging, who may desire some tightening for specific areas of the neck or chin. RF microneedling is also wonderful for smoothing textural irregularities like acne scars or other texture concerns.
Sometimes, excess chin fat is the culprit for an aging neck. If we determine that you would benefit from submental fat reduction, we can administer a series of CoolSculpting treatments for your chin area. CoolSculpting can help to reduce a fat pocket under the chin, revealing a slimmer, trimmer and more youthful appearance to the neck. CoolSculpting can also provide a slight tightening effect for some patients, though this benefit depends on your personal response to treatment and your unique characteristics.
Belle Transform (PRX-T33®) No-Peel Chemical Peel
This unique skin treatment involves massaging your skin with a specially formulated solution containing trichloroacetic acid (TCA), hydrogen peroxide and kojic acid. The hydrogen peroxide is the star ingredient that essentially neutralizes the exfoliating properties of TCA while still allowing it to penetrate the skin. We love this skin treatment because it provides an immediate radiance to skin while also plumping and lifting the skin, revealing smoother texture, diminished crepiness, softened lines, smaller pore size, brighter tone and many other benefits. Best of all, there’s zero downtime with Belle Transform PRX-T33 — and immediate improvements! For your best results, we recommend undergoing a series of at least four PRX-T33 treatments.