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Can You Treat Turkey Neck Without Surgery? We’re Talking Skin Tightening for Your Brows, Neck, Chin and Decolletage!

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by backto30

Ahh… November.  As we forge forward into the month of Thanksgiving, we are reminded to be grateful for all that we have.  You may find yourself asking, how is it already November?  In fact, we are having the same thought here in our med spa, it feels as though time is passing so quickly!

It’s crazy to think we are already approaching the year-end and holidays, again!  There is no doubt that November can be a busy month.  Many may travel, start holiday shopping or be responsible for cooking the Thanksgiving turkey.  And with all of this talk of Thanksgiving, time passing and turkeys, it reminds us of a complaint we hear quite often in our med spa from women.  That complaint is the ever-so-famous Turkey Neck.

We’re sure there are many other names for it, but this is the one we hear most often.  If you Google “Turkey Neck” you will find pages upon pages of articles about treatments, surgeries and women asking in forums, “why do I have a turkey neck all of a sudden?” and “how do I get rid of my turkey neck?”  

At our South Carolina med spas, Back to 30, we understand your frustrations!  Why?  Because we understand aging, it’s our specialty after all.  Turkey Neck isn’t the only frustrating thing that can come as a sign of aging.  Pair that with sagging skin or creppiness, and now you might really be asking how to turn back time.  One thing we can all accept is that with age comes a little sag, thanks to gravity!   

We know, it can be quite disheartening to watch the aging process unfold in the mirror.  Our brows, chin, and decolletage aren’t off limits either.  Do you ever notice when you put on eyeshadow that your eyelid seems to droop a little lower as you age?  Your brow isn’t as high as it used to be?  Your chest above your cleavage now has wrinkles that you didn’t notice before.

If only we could “lift” or tighten these areas without having to get surgery!  Sigh.   

Well, who said we couldn’t?  It’s 2021 and technology just keeps improving!  At Back to 30, we pride ourselves on offering the latest technology which is why we are here to tell you about Ultherapy.  Ultherapy is a skin tightening treatment that lifts your skin to give it a more youthful, refreshed look without surgery or downtime!  You read that right, no surgery!

What a great time of year to talk about this!   Plus, in this post we’re going to introduce you to a product by SkinMedica called Neck Correct that you can use Alle Points for!  Ladies and gentlemen, if you’ve been Googling how to fix your neck-related aging issues... you can relax, we’ve totally got you covered!

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for lifting the skin on the neck, chin, and brow, and improving lines and wrinkles on the décolletage. Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time.  The best part?  No surgery here!  No surgery means no down time.  

How Does Ultherapy Work?

We’re sure you’ve heard of collagen by now, and why it is so important the older we get.  Collagen is a natural protein that gives our skin it’s youthfulness by keeping it firm and toned.  As we get older, collagen breaks down and causes skin to lose strength and elasticity.  

Ultherapy basically boosts your body’s own collagen production.  Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound to generate a thermal effect under the skin. The thermal effect essentially jump-starts your body’s own process that produces fresh, new collagen.  Pretty cool right?

Unlike other treatments out there like lasers, radio frequency, and even surgery, Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin through ultrasound energy with focused imaging.  This technology targets just the right amount at the right depths and the right temperature.  Like we said, we’re talking about really advanced technology.  

What Does Ultherapy Treat?  

We’ve already mentioned that Ultherapy is a treatment designed to treat Turkey Neck, as it’s the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck.  You may notice fine lines and wrinkles on your decolletage, the upper area of your chest.  This is another concern that Ultherapy can address as Ultherapy is the only treatment FDA-cleared to improve lines and wrinkles in that area.   

Ultherapy also works to lift skin on the chin and brow, as new collagen works to lift the skin over two to three months.  If you’re ready for natural-looking results that are noticeable, you will love Ultherapy.  

It’s important to note that this treatment doesn’t duplicate the results of a surgical facelift, instead, it is a clinically proven non-invasive alternative for those not ready for surgery.

Am I A Candidate?

You will want to set up a one-on-one consultation with us to see if you’re a good candidate for Ultherapy.  Typically, if you have some degree of laxity, to the point of looking or feeling less firm, you may be a good candidate.  Loose skin under the neck and under the chin, or lines and wrinkles on the chest, are signs you might be a candidate. We also tend to see patients in their 30s and older who have mild to moderate skin laxity, as well as younger patients wanting to stay ahead of the game.

How Long Does it Last?

Results will definitely vary.  Since this procedure stimulates a patient’s own collagen production, how long the results last depends on the individual.  Results typically appear over two to three months, and sometimes they can last up to a year or more.  While treatment produces new collagen on the inside, the patient’s natural aging process will dictate how long that translates into visible results on the outside.

The good news is, future touch-up treatments can help provide more control over the aging process, which again, varies by individual.

Will I Need to Take Time Off to Heal?  

We love that this treatment requires no down time.  After your procedure, you can go back to your normal activities immediately!  

What Can I Expect?

We recommend starting by scheduling a consultation with us.   The first thing we will do is assess your skin.  Then, we will talk about your concerns, and determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.  You can relax knowing that there are no pre- or post-treatment skin care requirements associated with Ultherapy.  

You may be wondering what treatment is like.  It’s a pretty straightforward process, and we’ll explain all of this during your consultation so you feel comfortable.  After cleansing the skin and identifying the areas to be treated, we will apply the ultrasound gel and place the smooth treatment applicator against your skin.  As the ultrasound energy is delivered, you may feel tiny amounts of energy being deposited to precise depths, stimulating the collagen-building process.  Comfort levels are different from person to person, but the sensation only lasts while the ultrasound energy is being delivered.  We will discuss any after-treatment questions you have when you’re in our office, but you will be able to go back to normal activities immediately.

If any of this sounds exciting to you, give us a call to schedule a consultation.  We can’t wait to see you in our office and go over how Ultherapy can benefit you.  We will answer all of your questions and go over everything you need to know in detail.

Let’s Talk about Neck Correct Cream by SkinMedica!

Since we’re on the subject of aging necks, we have an exciting product to talk about!  Neck Correct Cream is a powerful and effective serum by SkinMedica, designed to prevent and address many visible signs of moderate to severe neck aging.  If you’re dealing with creepiness, deep lines, wrinkles and even sagging… you will want to check this out.

SkinMedica's Neck Correct Cream can be purchased in our spa with Alle Points.  We love this serum because it counteracts the look of lines, wrinkles, creppiness and sagging on the neck due to aging.  The skin on our neck and décolleté can be the first place to show signs of aging, and the skin tends to be thinner and more delicate.  These areas also tend to have less collagen, so they lose elasticity over time.  Elasticity is what keeps us looking youthful!  With SkinMedica's antioxidant blend of powerhouse peptides, green microalgae, lemon balm and shitake mushroom extracts, the neck and décolleté area is left visibly firmer, smoother and lifted while protected from free radical damage.

The key ingredients in Neck Correct Cream include:

  • Green Microalgae, Lemon Balm and Shitake Mushroom Extract: encourage dermal thickness and skin elasticity
  • Paracress Extract: helps to reduce the appearance of platysmal bands
  • Knotgrass Extract and Dunaliella Salina: protect skin from free radicals

Let’s mention some of the key benefits you will enjoy:

  • Visibly firms and tightens the look of crepey skin
  • Smooths deep lines and wrinkles
  • Minimizes the look of sagging skin
  • Protects against free radical damage

We are loving this product for our Back to 30 clients because it is such a great product that delivers really great results.  Just ask us about the results from clinical studies!  If you’re interested in purchasing Neck Correct Cream, let us know and we can answer your questions about the ingredients and how we think it will help you.  We can show you some great before and after photos and as always, give you the lowdown before you purchase!  Don’t forget, this is a product that you can use Alle Points for.  

We hope you enjoyed learning about Ultherapy and Neck Correct Cream.  We are excited to help you kick fear to the curb when it comes to aging!  

Everyone at Back to 30 is wishing you the best November possible, along with a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

Stay tuned for our next blog post in December, we will be discussing Filler (Juvederm) and SkinMedica HA5!

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