Is That My Profile? Ways to Improve Your Neck and Jawline!

Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked, “How did I get this turkey neck?” Excess fat under the chin, skin laxity from aging and sun damage, and prominent muscle bands, called platysma bands, all contribute to the dreaded turkey neck. Advanced Dermatology offers many state-of-the-art treatments to address the neck and jawline by targeting excess fat under the chin, neck laxity, wrinkles, and howling.

To remove excess fat under the chin, Advanced Dermatology uses Kybella™️ and CoolMini™. Kybella™ is deoxycholic acid which is a similar synthetic molecule our bodies naturally produce to break down fat. When we inject this liquid substance under the chin, fat membranes are destroyed and reabsorbed into the body, permanently removing excess fat. Another great solution for excess chin fat is CoolMini™. CoolMini™ is the same treatment as CoolSculpting® but for the area under the chin. CoolMini™ uses cryolipolysis, or fat freezing technology, to remove unwanted fat in as little as 45 minutes.

Woman's Side ProfileWe can tighten the neck and jawline skin using several different devices. Ultherapy® uses focused ultrasound to heat the skin and produce new collagen. Thermage® uses radiofrequency in a similar manner. Profound® and Genius™ place tiny radiofrequency needles into the skin to create new collagen and elastin. These tissue-tightening results will be visible after several months and are effective, non-invasive face and neck lift alternatives.

Vertical muscles called platysma bands run from the base of your neck to your jaw and pull down on your lower face and neck, which eventually leads to skin laxity and loss of jawline definition. A Nefertiti Lift, named after the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, uses neuromodulators including BOTOX®, Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau™️ to prevent these muscles from pulling down, resulting in a contoured and more youthful jawline.

Jowls are excess skin pockets that form at the sides of the mouth as the face loses fat and collagen. Jowling leads to a more rectangular-shaped face connected with middle age, as opposed to the heart-shaped face that’s linked with youth and beauty. There are many ways to soften the appearance of jowls. Injectable fillers, such as Juvederm® Voluma™, lift the cheeks and camouflage the jowls. Tissue tightening devices, including Ultherapy®, Thermage®, Profound®, and Genius™ are also used at Advanced Dermatology to soften jowls by lifting the skin to restore a more heart-shaped face.

Prevention of jowls and neckline laxity with skincare is also critical. Make sure to use zinc oxide sunscreen daily all year long, even when in a car. UVA penetrates deep and goes through car windows, damaging our collagen and causing thinner skin. Collagen stimulating creams such as Revision® Nectifirm® Advanced, DefenAge® 6-Week Perfection Neck Tightening Cream, Neocutis® NeoFirm Neck and Decollete Rejuvenating Complex, and skinfo® Neck.of.Time prevents laxity and tightens the skin.

All of these treatments may leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed! We look at each of these options as tools in our toolbox at Advanced Dermatology. During your cosmetic consultation, our team will determine which of these options is best for you while taking your skin type, age, and budget into consideration!