Turkey neck is the aging phenomena that is caused when the skin underneath the chin becomes loose and saggy, and has an uncanny resemblance to a turkey’s wattle. Turkey neck can happen to anyone for a variety of reasons such as aging, weight loss, or genetic reasons. Some people have a genetic predisposition for having excess skin around the neck.

The culprit for sagging neck skin is the loss of elasticity in the skin and the emergence of thin bands in the muscle known as platysmal bands, which become more pronounced as you age. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery want you to know that you do not have to live with turkey neck.

If the skin in your neck is beginning to show signs of sagging or is already a little lax, you can attempt to prevent turkey neck by applying a topical cream that contains vitamin A, which creates a subtle skin tightening effect. Peptides and antioxidants are also good for the skin and can help improve the appearance of slackening neck skin. And of course, daily sunscreen is absolutely necessary since the thin skin on the neck is vulnerable to UVA damage.

For more advanced and pronounced turkey necks that are past the point of creams, you may want to consider a Tampa injectable such as Botox or Xeomin. Botox and Xeomin work by blocking the neurotransmitter that stimulates the platysmal bands to constrict, allowing the muscles to relax. Another cosmetic surgery solution for turkey neck is a Tampa neck lift, which will tighten up both the dermal layers of the neck as well as the muscle to reduce the appearance of wrinkles

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