How to deal with turkey neck

We know that our hands and our face can show signs of ageing but sometimes we forget to look at our neck. Turkey neck is a of concern to many patients and this blog will help you if you’re looking for a no-scalpel solution for that sagging skin around the neck. In this blog I’ll be discussing non-invasive skin tightening treatments. There are more invasive ways to deal with loose skin around the neck like neck lift surgery, VASER liposuction, and fat melting Belkyra (Kybella) which are fat dissolving injections. For the latest advanced technology you should also consider Renuvion j-plasma skin tightening.

Turkey neck causes

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The dreaded “turkey neck” look is extremely common among older people, and it isn’t always easy to prevent. Even if you do take good care of your neck, you can’t always keep the skin from becoming thinner, eventually leading to a soft, saggy, crepe-like appearance.

The waddle or your turkey neck has to do with genetics, how fast does fat deposits in your neck and how your skin sag over time.


There are alternative methods available at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic Dublin to deal with excessive laxity and fat deposits around the neck.

Belkyra (Kybella) is composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance which dissolves fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, it permanently destroys fat cells, reducing fullness under the chin.
The injection process takes about 15 minutes. It typically causes some temporary swelling but is a very safe, minimally invasive procedure for those who are bothered by their double chin and want to avoid surgery

You can get a course of 2 to 3 treatments, one a month that will actually dissolve the fat under the skin and help tighten the loose double chin neck. In controlled study using Belkyra (Kybella) as well as dissolving the fat away, skin tightening was seen in 20% of cases. It could be related to inflammatory response producing new collagen and stimulates local vascularity for improved circulation. Being minimally-invasive it’s suitable for people on the go who want to come to the clinic in Castleknock for 30 minute treatment.

With a surgical treatment you’re going to get a very definitive, dramatic and long lasting results, but at a high cost with long downtime and not to mention scars. With the VASER skin retraction, you get good skin tightening. Not too subtle but long lasting results without extended downtime.

Renuvion skin tightening device using radiofrequency activated helium to form j-plasma is a powerful skin tightening technology making all the right noises in USA and around the globe since 2018. We have been using the device since 2019 with great skin shrinking results. Have a look at some of the example results I achieved with the Renuvion when combined with other procedures.

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