It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving season without a blog about turkey necks! Gobble gobble! But all kidding aside, if you’re serious about rejuvenating your neck, you are in the right place. Hendrick Plastic Surgery & MedSpa proudly provides a wide range of solutions for improving the appearance of skin on the neck and other areas of the body.
It’s not fair, but the neck is one of the first areas of our body to show signs of age and sun damage. Most of the patients we see are women who feel their face doesn’t “match” their neck. “My neck makes me look 20 years older!” This is very common. It happens for a variety of reasons:
You have neglected your neck.
Have you undergone several skin rejuvenation treatments on your face but skipped your neck to save money? This scenario happens to the best of us. We put off treating our neck and other areas of the body because our first priority is our face. Unfortunately, such neglect adds up. With every professional skin treatment, your face is benefiting from all this new collagen growth while your neck keeps aging as usual.
Solution: Fortunately, it’s never too late to start treating your neck area! Visit us for a consultation to determine the best place to start. We may schedule a neck lift surgery in combination with microneedling or laser skin rejuvenation to improve the quality of the skin. There are several options waiting for you!
Neck skin is thinner than facial skin.
This is true for everyone. Neck skin is far more fragile and prone to aging at a faster rate than other areas of the body. Thinner skin is quick to show wrinkles, crepiness and other concerns.
Solution: Start beefing up your skin with vitamin A derivatives (Retin-A is one well-known example). Retin A and retinoids in general help speed cellular turnover and stimulate new collagen and elastin growth. Adding retinoids to your skin care regimen will help strengthen your skin over the long term. For your best results, we recommend using topical products in tandem with professional treatments that stimulate collagen, including microneedling and laser skin rejuvenation.
Turkey necks run in families, as do double chins, and so on. If you are struggling with the appearance of your neck, it may not be a matter of skin care products or professional skin rejuvenation treatments. You may simply need neck lift surgery to achieve your goals. Our very own Dr. Kevin Bridge is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs minimally invasive neck lift procedures to achieve exemplary results. Dr. Bridge will make small incisions which are hidden behind each ear. Through these incisions, he will tighten the neck muscles and the underlying tissues and remove excess, sagging skin. Typically, a neck lift is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. We will perform your neck lift in a surgical suite at Hendrick Medical Center, and you will be able to return home to recover within a few hours following your surgery.