Turkey Neck

The neck is one of the most delicate and vulnerable parts of the body. Connecting our head to our heart, the vulnerability of the neck also means it bares the brunt of the aging process due to direct environmental exposure. The end result, at times, is the dreaded, unflattering “turkey neck”.


Visible Effects

Loose skin and neck wrinkles cause a turkey-like wattle below the chin which reveals or adds years to our appearance, sometimes leading to feelings of self-consciousness or unattractiveness.

Underlying Causes

Turkey neck can arise for several reasons. Sun damage and natural aging contribute to the degradation of supportive fibres that keep the skin of the neck taut while the loss of muscle tone contributes to neck wrinkles or banding. Excess, stretched skin from weight loss and weight gain may also accentuate turkey neck.


There are a variety of options to treat neck-related aging. Non-invasive resurfacing and rejuvenating procedures may include lasers such as Fraxel® re:pair or Fraxel® re:store, IPL Photorejuvenation and skin firming with the Ellman Pelleve or Thermage® CPT and can be used to improve the quality and tone of the skin. In some cases, neck lift surgery may be recommended. This procedure may involve a combination of cervicoplasty, platysmaplasty and neck liposuction to provide optimal improvements. As a centre for facial cosmetic surgery and aesthetic dermatology, Cutis invites you to schedule a professional consultation to learn about your options. Our team of health professionals will establish a plan that suits your lifestyle and skin care goals for improved neck contours and restored, smooth skin.

DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.