What Causes the Turkey Neck?
With age, the skin on the neck deteriorates, and the turkey neck, double chin and saggy neck changes develop. The turkey neck evolves from a combination of decreased skin elasticity and neck muscle weakness. Muscle weakness allows the neck fat pads to protrude, resulting in a double chin and turkey neck. Non-surgical neck lifts, neck tightening, Lipodissolve injections and prescription retinoid treatments are all options for treating your turkey neck.
Neck Tightening Treatment Overview
- A neck thread lift, HIFU neck tightening, or surgical neck lift can treat Turkey neck or saggy neck skin.
- Neck PDO threads, dermal fillers, and RF neck tightening can treat neck lines and wrinkles.
- Mono PDO threads or Lipodissolve fat dissolving injections can treat double chins.
Neck thread lifts are non-surgical neck lifts that provide excellent and natural lifting. The most common neck thread lifts are with mono PDO threads, barbed PDO neck threads, or PDO double screw threads, and the approaches for each are different. In addition, the Nefertiti Lift is included; Although at the same time, it primarily tightens the jawline, it is still considered a non-surgical neck lift and has a relaxing effect to help smooth neck lines. It is recommended that all clinic treatments begin with collagen-stimulating retinoid creams and niacinamide, as improving the texture and quality of your skin aids the action of all modalities.
Neck Thread Lift
PDO (Polydioxanone) thread lifts are a procedure that uses dissolvable sutures to rejuvenate and lift sagging skin. The method requires little recovery time, and you can resume your normal activities immediately. However, with all modalities of PDO threads, there is a high risk of bruising.
PDO threads are a type of dissolvable suture that has been used in surgeries since the 1980s. After about six months, the thread degrades in your body, stimulating fibroblasts to produce more collagen and providing structure and elasticity to your skin.
There are three types of PDO threads: barbed, mono, and screw threads. They are all beneficial for non-surgical neck treatments, but they are used for different symptoms because they act and are applied differently.
Barbed PDO Neck Thread Lift
Barbed PDO threads, as the name implies, have barbs that hook into your skin like tiny fishhooks to support and lift the skin on your neck.
- The barbed threads are inserted beneath the skin, anchored, and pulled up to create a neck lift.
- These dissolvable threads then provide a secondary neck tightening effect as they dissolve, stimulating collagen and elastin in the skin, improving the texture of neck skin, lessening the appearance of neck wrinkles, and, most importantly, lessening the formation of saggy neck skin.
- A barbed thread, such as the MINT threads, is ideal for a non-surgical neck lift.
Mono PDO Threads for Neck Tightening and Chin Fat
PDO neck threads can help with neck tightening and wrinkle reduction and treat submental fat and tightening. PDO monofilament threads are smooth, floating threads that can stimulate collagen production depending on the depth of placement to help rejuvenate and tighten neck skin. A second novel application is that when placed deeper in the fat layer, they reduce fat in the chin area, reducing the appearance of a turkey neck. This is only effective for small amounts of chin fat; more significant amounts require Lipodissolve fat dissolving and cryolipolysis with Clatuu. Large deposits will necessitate neck lift surgery or liposuction.
Screw or double screw PDO threads are constructed from two intertwined or twisted threads. When the screw is placed under the skin and released, it untwists. They are used to restore volume to sunken areas of your skin, making them particularly useful when inserted along neck lace lines, where they plump out the lines and stimulate collagen production. Double screw threads are frequently combined with a mono thread neck lift.
Nefertiti Neck Lift
The Nefertiti lift is a minimally invasive treatment using anti-wrinkle injections. The Nefertiti lift is primarily a jawline lift; however, a degree of a neck lift is observed. It helps reduce the appearance of necklace lines and prevents early sagging. A Nefertiti Lift involves anti-wrinkle injections into the neck and jaw muscles to reduce neck muscle activity, allowing antagonist muscles of the face to pull up and create a more defined neck and jawline. The muscle-relaxing action also aids in the reduction of neck wrinkles and lines. Because the effectiveness of the Nefertiti neck lift is dependent on the pull strength of the antagonist’s muscles, client selection is essential.
Fat Dissolving Injections for Turkey Neck
Lipodissolve is an injectable cosmetic treatment that targets stubborn fat cells under the chin. Lipodissolve is injected into the fat beneath your chin, causing the fat cells to rupture. Following the application of numbing cream, multiple injections are placed under your chin. Fat is released from cells and then eliminated from the body via natural body systems. Swelling occurs at first, but the neck skin tightens as the localised fat decreases. Your turkey neck will be significantly reduced after two to six Lipodissolve treatments.
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