The neck shows visible signs of aging more than any other part of the body.
It’s widely known that excess skin under the neck (also known as turkey neck) can be surgically tightened to give you a more youthful appearance.
But, it’s not well known that surgical intervention isn’t the only treatment option.
Five non-surgical ways to get rid of turkey neck are:
Stretch Your Neck Muscles and Pay Attention to Your Posture
Stretching your neck throughout the day will help tighten your skin and keep your muscles in good shape. It’s recommended that your stretch 3-6 times a day.
It’s also recommended that you always sit up as straight as possible—allowing your neck to comfortably rest on your spine. If you’re sitting at a computer, laptop, or electronic device for an extended period of time, it’s recommended that you keep you head up—never looking straight down and/or slouching.
Use Specific Exercises to Strengthen the Muscles of Your Face and Neck
Strengthening exercises are one of the best ways to make your face and neck look younger. You can:
- Smile 10-20 times
- Pucker your lips 10-20 times
- Slowly move your neck up and down for 30-60 seconds
- Slowly move your head side to side for 30-60 seconds
Also, neck and face specific yoga exercises are always a good idea. They’ll target certain areas and help your neck look longer.
Get a Series of Skin Tightening Facials
Many beauty salons offer facials specifically designed to tighten the skin and prevent sagging. Low heat is used to reach and then strengthen the deep collagen in your face. Investing in this type of treatment is a great idea. It’s recommended that you have one facial a week for 6-10 weeks. The end result will be skin that’s tight, smooth, and beautiful. Your neck and face will take on a new appearance.
Use a Neck Roller as a Quick and Effective Way to Tone Your Face and Neck
You don’t always have the time to perform stretches and exercises. A great alternative is a neck roller. They’re great at improving circulation and blood flow to the skin and muscles of your face and neck. Using a roller will reduce puffiness, and improve the appearance of wrinkles.
Use an Age Defying Cream for Prevention and Maintenance
An age defying cream is a great way to keep your skin from losing its current appearance. There are many products out there, but none are better than one that’s recommended by your cosmetic or plastic surgeon. They know what does (and more importantly) doesn’t work. Always seek and trust their advice.
Conclusion—An Extra Tip
A board certified plastic surgeon is the best person to contact if you’re interested in getting rid of your turkey neck. They can diagnose your condition and make appropriate surgical and non-surgical recommendations. They can (and will) be the catalyst that rids you off your turkey and gets you looking more youthful than ever.