The 4 Ways to Rectify Turkey Neck

A person applying a clay mask to their neck

There is no miracle neck medication, DIY mask, facial workout (yep, the chewing gum approach is a myth), or contouring make-up that can reverse the effects of gravity on the neck. Fortunately, research and public awareness around neck issues are constantly improving, and a number of well-known, non-invasive treatments can help remove these drooping muscles from the neck.

This blog will explore various methods to get rid of turkey neck once and for all, whether that’s through injectable fillers or micro-injuries and radiofrequency energy.

Turkey neck: what is it and what causes it

As the skin surrounding the neck develops deeper wrinkles and sags, this condition is known as turkey neck. As you grow older, your skin loses elasticity, and the associated muscles become weaker, which can make you look older than you really are. While this is a natural part of aging, many people find this unappealing to look at and seek out treatments to get rid of it.

This condition can be caused by various factors, including:


As you age, you will notice that your skin becomes less elastic. Your cheek skin begins to fall as gravity catches up slowly. The excess skin from your cheeks eventually accumulates at the base of your jaw and neck.


Skin elasticity can also be negatively impacted by things like exposure to environmental contaminants, smoking, sun exposure, and an unhealthy diet.

Closeup of a person's neck


Whether you naturally have a thick neck or tend to put on weight in that area depends on your genetic makeup and other aspects of your skeletal and anatomical makeup. You’re more likely to develop turkey neck if one or both of your parents did.


The extra fat resulting from weight gain tends to collect around the neck area, causing the skin to sag.

How to get rid of turkey neck

Neck muscles can be made firmer by exercise. However, this won’t affect the appearance of the skin. The good news is that you can easily treat turkey neck using various cosmetic procedures. The following aesthetic treatments not only reduce sagging neck fat and skin but also leave you with a natural glow and smoother, firmer skin:

Botox injections

Once reserved for the stars of Hollywood, these days, even average Americans may get their hands on Botox due to its reduced risks and widespread availability. Botox is a procedure in which a little dose of neuromodulator is injected under the skin to temporarily weaken the platysmal bands.

This reduces their visibility for three to four months and can be repeated as often as needed for upkeep. Whilst injections may strike fear in the hearts of some, they are a tried-and-true method that has been around for decades thanks to their low risk and short recuperation period.

A person getting an injectable treatment


Kybella is a cosmetic procedure designed to get rid of submental fullness, or a “double chin”. It is the only injectable treatment for submental fullness that has received FDA approval. Kybella’s main component, deoxycholic acid, is a chemical that naturally exists in the body and helps it digest and absorb dietary fat.

Kybella can eliminate fat cells once it is inserted into submental fat. If you want to get rid of your double chin or turkey neck but don’t want to undergo surgery, this is a quick and painless option. For optimal results, you’ll have to get two sessions of Kybella injections, although you should start seeing improvements after the first session.


Although this method is typically effective on the neck in minimizing the appearance of acne scars and evening out the skin tone, it is also useful for neck fat and sagginess. Microneedling involves making tiny punctures in the skin with a very fine needle in order to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, which results in the creation of more elastin and collagen.

The special pin-pricking method is effective in improving the skin surrounding the neck, making it more firm and smooth. This non-surgical procedure’s results are noticeable immediately and will only improve during the months following the treatment.

A person getting a Morpheus8 treatment


The Morpheus8 is a thermal technology and microneedling device that uses radiofrequency energy to adjust the skin and stimulate collagen formation in the dermal tissue. Morpheus8 is safe for all types of skin and produces excellent results with low downtime.

Treatment with this method takes only seconds to complete, which significantly reduces skin damage while being quick and painless. You’ll notice obvious improvements a few days following the procedure, with most changes showing after 3 to 4 weeks. You might even continue seeing the results improving months after the treatment because cell turnover occurs every 28-40 days.

Say goodbye to turkey neck using aesthetic treatments

Are you ready to get rid of turkey neck for good using the treatments mentioned above? We’ve got you covered. We offer various aesthetic treatments at our fitness and health spa in Henderson. Visit our website to learn more about our services.

Our cosmetic treatments are offered on an appointment basis only. If you want to book an appointment, get in touch with us right away.


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