How Do I Get Rid of My Turkey Neck?
The neck is an area that shows our age, and often it can make us look older than we actually are. We get complaints on a daily basis from our Denver and Broomfield area patients regarding loose skin or rough texture on the neck. The good news is — you don’t have to live with a turkey neck! We have treatments that can help – and done in combination – these treatments can give you back the firm neck you desire.
There are three aspects to rejuvenating the neck that should be looked at: texture, tightening and volume.
The texture of the neck refers to surface lines and wrinkles, crepey skin, or rough skin texture. This can be improved with a resurfacing laser, typically in one treatment session. I use the DOT CO2 laser, which can significantly improve these issues.
There the standard-bearing device to tighten and lift skin on the neck- Ultherapy. Ultherapy uses ultrasound waves which tighten the deep tissues under the skin by heating the connective tissue that support the skin. This leads to collagen contraction, as well as new collagen growth. It is a single treatment that causes no downtime, and results can last up to two years.
The volume in the neck refers to sub-mental fat, or the fat layer just under the chin, also known as the “double chin”. Patients that have fullness in this area due to excess fat are good candidates for Kybella, an injectable treatment that long lastingly destroys fat cells in this area. It requires 3 treatments, six to eight weeks apart. There is some swelling and tenderness in the area for 2 to 3 weeks after each session. Once the series is complete, it will not need to be repeated, as results are long lasting. *
If you are interested in improving your neck area, an individualized consultation is recommended to determine what combination of treatments is best for you.
*Results may vary from patient to patient
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