Aging can be a loathsome process especially when you find yourself falling victim to the “turkey neck.” Now what exactly is turkey neck you might ask? It is the sagging of excess skin beneath the chin and along the neck. Genetics, sun exposure and smoking are usual culprits for speeding this process up as well.
Excessive weight gain is another cause for this due to fat accumulation under the chin that then contributes to the dreaded double chin. The collagen is stretched and thus loses its elasticity when the weight loss is substantial. Cheers to you for shedding the extra pounds, but now you are stuck with additional skin that is not desirable.
The non-surgical option to consider is Ultherapy, which is FDA approved for treating loose skin and can produce effective results as compared to having surgery. The device works through ultrasound technology to administer waves of heat into the deepest layers of the skin. The dermis and deep supporting layers of the skin is stimulated with precise heat and vibrations that boosts collagen production. New and tighter tissue is created as a result from the waves that go in to destroy microscopic sections of unwanted skin.
The benefits of Ultherapy is that there is virtually no downtime. Swelling can be expected post-treatment although this only affects some patients. The connective tissue will begin to tighten immediately but visible results are seen in 30 days. Complete results are revealed within six months when the body has fully responded to the treatment.
One of our SINY providers will be happy to consult with you and determine an appropriate treatment plan. Our offices are conveniently located throughout the New York City area in the West Village, Upper East Side, Bay Ridge, Park Slope and Forest Hills.