5 Nonsurgical Ways to Tone Up “Turkey Neck”

Thanksgiving is a great time to eat turkey, but no one wants to be compared to one. Many people feel insecure when they struggle with “turkey neck”—the common term given to sagging skin along the neck and jawline that creates the appearance of a wattle. While this problem may be difficult to conceal with makeup or clothing, nonsurgical treatments are excellent solutions for many. CoolSculpting®, SculpSure®, and other procedures help our Baton Rouge patients tone their neck skin and look instantly younger.

A woman received multiple nonsurgical neck treatments to eliminate her "turkey neck."


As fat and loose skin collect beneath the jawline, a “double chin” appears. KYBELLA is the first FDA-approved injection that reduces submental fullness. The active ingredient destroys fat cells underneath the chin to slim and contour the jaw. The process involves several injections spaced out over a few months, with maximum results seen 6 months after treatment.


BOTOX is a versatile injectable treatment commonly used to fade the appearance of wrinkles. It can also be used to treat turkey neck by targeting the neck’s platysmal bands. These bands are the strings of muscle that extend from your jaw to your collarbone. BOTOX softens the appearance of these bands, helping your neck look more smooth and youthful. 


Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to slim down trouble spots. CoolSculpting, targets the fat beneath your chin, smoothing out the jawline area. The procedure freezes away unwanted fat cells that are then naturally shed by the body. CoolSculpting can also be used on many other spots such as the belly and thighs, making it a popular all-over solution. 


SculpSure is a trusted fat reduction treatment using the power of state-of-the-art lasers. The heat created by the laser slims down stubborn fat deposits along the abdomen, flanks, chin, and more. SculpSure can be used on multiple parts of the body at once, so you can target more than one area during a single treatment. Two to 3 sessions are often required to create the best possible results. 


Skin naturally loses elasticity with age and begins to droop downward. ThermiTight is a minimally invasive procedure that tightens and tones saggy skin along the chin and neck. Using radiofrequency (RF) energy, ThermiTight heats deep skin tissues to stimulate collagen production and melt fat. As your body produces more collagen in response to the treatment, skin elasticity is naturally restored and you enjoy a firmer jawline.

When it comes to treating turkey neck, you have plenty of trusted options. But no matter which approach you pick, be sure to find a trained professional to perform your nonsurgical procedure. 

If you would like to learn more about treatments such as CoolSculpting and SculpSure here in Baton Rouge, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice office by phone at (225) 399-0001.

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