What is loose neck skin?
Loose neck skin that has lost it’s elasticity may appear wrinkled and sagging. It may be hereditary, appear after weight gain and weight loss, or as a natural consequence of aging.
Sometimes this skin is known as “turkey neck”. Most people develop this loose skin, also called the “gobble” or “waddle”, at some stage of their lives. Years of sun damage can contribute to the collagen breakdown in the skin. Loose neck skin can often be the tell-tale sign of a face lift that stopped short of the neck.
(Results vary by individual patient and results cannot be guaranteed)
What can be done?
Depending on your age and the condition of your neck skin, there are options that may be able to tighten the area without surgery.
Thermage CPT is one of the best non-surgical solutions available. Using radiofrequency to stimulate the collagen growth needed to tighten the skin. Results can be seen in 3-6 months.
The Fraxel Dual 1550/1927 is a fractional laser that works by sending microscopic laser wounds into the skin, forcing your own collagen to heal them. During the healing process, about 6-8 weeks, the skin texture and tone improves.
The Thermafrax is a combination of Thermage and Fraxel giving your skin an accelerated boost of remodeling and tightening.
Venus Viva + Diamond Polar is a skin tightening with radio frequency (Diamond Polar) and an ablative, no downtime, laser.
Surgical neck lift which may need to be in combination with liposuction or platysmaplasty surgery to correct weak neck muscles.