2nd June 2024

Say Goodbye to Turkey Neck with Modern Treatments in Worcester

Last Modified: June 8, 2024

Dealing with turkey neck can be frustrating, but it's a common issue that many of us face as we age. Located right below your chin, this sagging skin can make you feel self-conscious and might seem difficult to tackle. However, modern aesthetics offer new hope with innovative, non-surgical solutions that are available right here in Worcester. These treatments are designed to tighten and rejuvenate the skin, helping you regain a smoother, more defined neckline without the need for invasive surgery.

Here in our clinic, we understand the importance of feeling good in your skin, which is why we're dedicated to providing the most advanced and effective treatments. Our approach is centred on using state-of-the-art techniques that not only address the cosmetic appearance of turkey neck but also enhance the overall health of your skin.

Understanding Turkey Neck and Its Causes

Turkey neck, which is the informal term for the sagging skin that occurs under the chin and neck, is a common condition that tends to develop as part of the ageing process. The primary cause of turkey neck is the loss of elasticity in the skin due to diminished collagen production, which occurs naturally as we age. Collagen is essential for maintaining the skin's firmness and elasticity, so when its levels decrease, the skin begins to sag and lose its youthful tightness.

Another contributing factor to the development of turkey neck is prolonged exposure to the sun. Ultraviolet rays from the sun can accelerate the breakdown of collagen in the skin, exacerbating sagging and wrinkling. Additionally, lifestyle factors such as smoking, lack of proper nutrition, and not using sunscreen can further promote the appearance of turkey neck. Understanding these causes helps us to explore treatment options that not only target the appearance but also work to improve the overall health and quality of the skin.

Top Non-Surgical Treatments for Turkey Neck

Addressing turkey neck does not necessarily require surgical intervention. There are several high-tech, non-surgical treatments that offer significant improvements without the downtime associated with surgery. One of the most popular options is radiofrequency therapy. This treatment uses energy waves to heat the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin tightening and firming. Over time, this can lead to a marked reduction in sagging and an improvement in the contour of the neck and jawline.

Another effective treatment is focused ultrasound therapy. This method targets ultrasound energy precisely to the deeper tissues below the skin’s surface, encouraging the natural regeneration of collagen. The result is gradual skin tightening and lifting, a process that unfolds over several months but leads to long-lasting improvements. Additionally, injectable treatments like dermal fillers can be used to provide an immediate lift and add volume to the skin, which can help diminish the appearance of sagging. Together, these treatments offer a comprehensive approach to managing turkey neck, allowing clients to achieve smoother, tighter skin without the need for surgical procedures.

How to Prepare for Turkey Neck Treatments

Preparing properly for turkey neck treatments can enhance the effectiveness and longevity of the results. Before undergoing any of the non-surgical treatments, we ensure that a detailed assessment is conducted to tailor the approach specifically to your skin's condition and your overall health objectives. First, it’s important to maintain healthy skin in the weeks leading up to the treatment. Hydrating your body adequately and maintaining a balanced diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants will strengthen your skin’s natural defenses and healing abilities.

We also advise clients to avoid sun exposure and refrain from using products that could irritate the skin immediately before treatment. Pre-treatment care may also include specific instructions, such as stopping certain medications that could increase bruising or affect the skin’s response to the treatment. These steps are crucial in preparing your skin, ensuring it is in the best possible condition to respond to the treatment, and supporting effective recovery.

Aftercare and Long-Term Management of Turkey Neck Treatments

Following the recommended aftercare procedures after turkey neck treatments is essential for achieving the best results and minimizing any potential discomfort or complications. Immediately after treatment, it's common to experience mild swelling or redness, which generally subsides within a few days. We provide detailed aftercare instructions, which may include the application of cold compresses and the use of specific post-treatment products to aid in healing and enhance outcomes.

In the long term, maintaining the results of your treatment involves protecting your skin from the sun by applying a high-SPF sunscreen daily, continuing to hydrate, and using anti-aging skincare products that support collagen production. Regular follow-up treatments can also help to maintain and extend the results, keeping your skin looking its best for longer. We encourage clients to stay on top of their skincare regimen and check in with us periodically to assess the need for additional treatments.


At Dr Aesthetica, we're committed to delivering expert care and effective solutions for turkey neck and other aesthetic concerns. Whether you're exploring treatment options for the first time or looking for ongoing support to maintain youthful, healthy skin, our team is here to guide you every step of the way. From initial consultation through to post-treatment care, we assure personalized services tailored to meet your individual needs.

Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a smoother, more youthful neckline with our state-of-the-art, non-surgical treatments. Let Dr Aesthetica be your partner in your journey towards lasting beauty and confidence.

Post Reviewed by: Dr Baldeep Farmah
Medically Reviewed on: 2nd June 2024
Dr Baldeep Farmah is the Medical Director and lead Doctor of Dr Aesthetica, a Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

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