Let's face it, having an attractive and prominent jawline is attractive to both men and women. Unfortunately, things like loose skin under the chin and excess chin fat can definitely hamper one's profile. No one wants their neck to tell their age.
Thankfully our team at FAC has the tools and passion to get you looking your best, and in this article, we'll take a closer look at what causes these imperfections and how to overcome them.
What Causes Turkey Neck And Jowls?
For the most part, the appearance of the turkey neck and/or jowls is caused by the natural aging process, but can be noticed sooner in some individuals. A recent issue called “tech neck” has caused more women at a younger age notice lax skin on their neck and jaw due to constant looking down at your phone or computer.
As we age our skin gradually starts losing some of its elasticity. Not only that, but the skin also starts to lose connective tissue and collagen, which gives your skin that full and rounded shape.
And while aging has a direct effect on the skin that as a result becomes less elastic, the neck muscles play a role too. Our muscles act as support for our skin and that's crucial when it comes to the neck area. We can use Botox to relax the platysmal band muscle to prevent the wrinkles caused by this muscle from causing lax skin and wrinkles sooner.
All of this eventually leads to the infamous turkey neck as well as jowls. Even though we all inevitably go through the aging process, certain aspects may speed up aging, such as:
- Sun/UV exposure
No one can control his or her genetics, but we definitely can control other risk factors like UV exposure, posture, and smoking.
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How To Prevent And Reverse The Appearance Of Turkey Neck And Jowls
Thanks to technological advances we are able to reverse, prevent, and improve the appearance of jowls and turkey neck from procedures, to treatments, and products.
On one hand, minimizing certain risk factors like smoking and sun exposure might help. Also, specific exercises can help tone the muscles in the neck and face area. Genetics is something you can’t avoid or prevent from occurring, but you can take preventative measures to prevent premature aging.
As for reversing the appearance of jowls and turkey neck - here are the most effective treatment options that we currently offer and recommend:
Neck lift surgery is also known as a lower rhytidectomy. This procedure is used to improve and correct aesthetic problems that occur in the skin and underlying tissue of the neck. Such problems include sagging or relaxed skin that creates the appearance of jowls, excess fat beneath the chin, loose skin on the neck due to weight loss, and “bands” on the neck that create displeasing contours.
If you have fat under the chin as well, submental liposuction can be performed in conjunction with a necklift.
Submental Liposuction is the process of removing excess fat under the chin, known as a “double chin”.
Most people who don’t like the look of their neck are experiencing loose, sagging skin, which won’t be corrected with liposuction alone. But very often, liposuction is used as part of a neck lift to remove fat cells in the submental region – particularly for people who have a “double chin.” Younger people who just want better definition below their jawline are the most likely patients to have liposuction alone without additional surgical correction.
ThermiTight is a painless, micro-invasive procedure that uses injectable radiofrequency energy — the science of heat — to reduce the appearance of sagging skin on the neck and jowls.
ThermiTight tightens skin, stimulates collagen production and reduces fat. Dramatic results are usually achieved after just 1 treatment. Because there is minimal discomfort and downtime, you can usually return to your normal activities in a matter of hours. You may be asked to wear a chin strap after your procedure in order to optimize your recovery. Submental liposuction can be performed as well to rid of excess chin fat to provide the appearance of a tighter jawline.
ThermiTight is perfect for patients who want a tighter neck and jowls but do not want surgery.
Get Rid Of Turkey Neck And Get Rid Of Saggy Neck Now!
Are you dealing with jowls, a turkey neck and excess sagging skin in the neck or face area? Are you looking for the best way to get rid of turkey neck? We can help you thanks to our modern and highly-effective cosmetic procedures and treatments.