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What is a Turkey Neck?

A Turkey Neck is a rather unglamorous way to describe loose, wrinkled, or sagging skin on the neck.  It is an undesired side effect of aging for many people and a very common cosmetic concern for both women and men.

What causes a Sagging Neck?

We generally pay more attention to our face, but not enough to our neck. As the aging process progresses, the body’s production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid slows. These are the main components that give skin its structure and youthfulness. Declining production of these vital ingredients results in the skin becoming lax, sagging, and looking wrinkled.

Long-term UV sun exposure, smoking, stress, and poor nutrition may also contribute to sagging skin by prematurely breaking down collagen and elastin. With time, neck muscles also gradually weaken, causing a "turkey wattle" appearance. The thin skin of the neck is a very delicate area and is particularly vulnerable to creases and lines.

How to Get Rid of a Turkey Neck

First Skin Clinic provides effective treatments to help tighten a saggy neck:

HIFU non-surgical facelift uses focused ultrasound energy to tighten the deep SMAS layer of the skin and stimulate collagen production in the Dermis layer.

Microneedling uses the skin's micro-wounds healing response, stimulating a rejuvenation effect. Increasing collagen and elastin production results in firmer, smoother skin.

Combining both HIFU and microneedling treatments together will give you the most effective turkey neck treatment.

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