3 Ways to Fix a Turkey Neck Non-surgically

By: Dr. Stephanie Gan, MD
Topics: General


As the body ages, nearly everyone experiences sagging skin.  Like rings on a tree, loose, sagging skin of the neck betrays one’s age. This is particularly true with the now-common BOTOX© Cosmetic and dermal fillers for the face which make neck imperfections stand out in stark relief. While the best bet for combating a full-blown turkey waddle is a surgical face and neck lift, there are many newer options for those desiring a less-invasive approach to achieve a rejuvenated neck.   

Submental Fullness (double chin)

Kybella is a revolutionary FDA-approved injectable treatment for the double chin.  Made of a naturally-occurring molecule, Kybella is injected directly beneath the chin to dissolve fat. Many patients experience visible results in two to four treatment sessions, spaced one month apart. Up to six treatments may be necessary. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store fat and additional treatment is not expected.

Neck Banding

For those with isolated neck bands and great skin tone, injecting Botox into muscle can make them less conspicuous. Results last about three to four months. In the right patient, a combination of Botox and Kybella performed at separate visits can significantly help sharpen one’s jawline and improve one’s overall profile.

Sun Damage and Aging

Resurfacing procedures, such as the non-ablative fractionated laser (Fraxel), help erase fine lines and wrinkles and minimize the appearance of age and sun spots.  Alternatively, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is a great option for reversing signs of sun damage, specifically red and brown discoloration.

These procedures, in combination with an at-home night cream such as Nectifirm by Revision Skincare, help to maintain a youthful, taut neck.

Say goodbye to the days of hiding behind turtlenecks and scarves, schedule a consultation today!