16 Apr

Gobble, Gobble…. Gone! How to Get Rid of Your ‘Turkey Neck’

As we get older, our skin naturally loses some of its elasticity and freshness. This can result in wrinkles, lines and sagging. Whilst most of us feel happy enough living with a few wrinkles, there’s one sign of aging that most people unanimously feel self-conscious about… the dreaded ‘turkey neck’!

What Causes Turkey Neck?

Loose, sagging skin around the neck area is really unflattering, especially when someone is taking your photo; as it’s virtually impossible to hide! The cause for a sagging turkey neck is often related to excess fat or unexercised muscles; and once you’ve got one, they’re notoriously hard to get rid of.

Treating Neck Sagging Successfully

There are some exercises you can do to help reduce your unflattering turkey neck. Focus on working the muscles around the jaw and the neck, as these will help tighten the area, pulling the skin upwards. Raising your head and ‘chewing’ for 30 seconds, then repeating, will help.

However, it’s important to be realistic. Exercise will only help to a certain degree. If you’ve got really noticeable sagging in the neck area, you may want to consider a more aggressive approach to tackle the problem.

Cosmetic Treatment: Options Available

Thankfully, there are a number of cosmetic treatments available to combat sagging neck skin. Tightening treatments, such as Accent Laser, uses radiofrequency to tighten the skin and relax out wrinkles, though you’ll need more than one treatment to achieve good results.

Alternatively, Midwest offer the Cool Breeze treatment, which helps to tighten and refine the skin.

Talk to the Experts

If you’re worried about your sagging neck (not to mention unflattering comparisons to a certain Thanksgiving Day bird) then it’s time to take action today. Call 913 327 7175 to arrange a consultation with the Midwest Medical Aesthetics team, who will be happy to discuss your options with you.