How to tackle turkey neck, sagging skin and a lax jawline

The tips, tricks, topicals, tools and treatments to target turkey neck.

It’s no secret the skin below our jaw ages considerably faster than that on our face (yeah, you really do need a body care routine). Sagging, crepey and wrinkles are more pronounced (and harder to treat). There’s plenty of factors responsible: the skin on the neck is thinner than the face, it’s under constant muscle strain (looking down at screens AKA ‘tech neck’) and we often forget to apply sunscreen and skincare below the chin. But thanks to high-tech innovation there’s topicals, tools and treatments to stop turkey neck in it’s tracks.

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The treatments:

The non-invasive face lift

Using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), this treatment has been dubbed the ‘non-surgical facelift’ for it’s tightening, lifting and sculpting capabilities.

The technology delivers concentrated waves of ultrasound into layers of the skin through heat to promote neo-collagenesis. New collagen is formed, plumping out wrinkles while firming and tightening the skin. It can be used all over the face, or along the jawline to target sagging skin and undefined contours.

What it feels like: There are three rounds to go through, each target different layers of skin and become more intense. Depending on your pain level you may only feel a slight warming and tingling sensation, to a more deep ache. For a full run-down and before-and-afters, head here.

Results: Best results can be seen within six to eight weeks, with a slight change in definition immediately after. Upkeep is annual.

Ultraformer, from $200 at Unoit

PDO Mono Threadlift

Back in November actress Eva Mendes posted a photo to her Instagram of herself in the process of a mono-thread treatment. The image itself is quite graphic – seven syringe-like needles implanted along the underside of her jawline.

Mono threading, also called a PDO threadlift uses multiple threads inserted into the skin to tighten before being replaced a few months later with collagen strands. They’re ideal for gently tightening and toning sagging contours, or as a preventive procedure. It won’t lift, but instead prevent loss of elasticity by stimulating collagen production.

What it feels like: Pain is minimal, however a topical anesthetic can be applied to make it virtually pain free. Bruising and swelling is common.

Results: Can last one to two years with upkeep permitted anytime if needed.

PDO Mono Threadlift, from $2200 at The Manse Clinic

The tools:

ReFa Carat, $278.96 at Amazon

The combination of deep kneading, microcurrent technology and lymphatic drainage techniques works to tone, lift, depuff and brighten skin.

TriPollar Stop Facial Skin Renewal Device, $425.84, at Net-a-Porter

This buzzy device uses radio frequency technology to strengthen and firm skin, while stimulating tissue in the dermis to increase collagen.

Mukti Microneedle Dermal Roller, $59.95 at Nourished Life

Paired with active ingredients, dermal rollers help to enhance the efficacy of your skincare routine by creating micro channels on the surface of the skin that help products penetrate deeper into the dermal layer.

ZIIP Beauty Ziip Device+ Golden Conductive Gel Duo, $660 at Net-a-Porter

Renowned aesthetician Melanie Simon brings her exclusive treatment to the home with this electrical device, which helps to stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production.

The topicals:

Dermalogica Neck Fit Contour Serum, $135 at Dermalogica

Inbuilt with high-performance ‘flex lift contour technology’, this roll-on serum acts similarly to invisible mesh to instantly tighten and lift skin. Accompanied with a unique ‘workout’ routine, so you can train your muscles to appear longer, leaner and more contoured.

Clarins V-Shaping Facial Lift, $115 at Myer

Utilising the lifting power of a special strain of wheat grass, this serum works to visibly sculpt, slim and depuff jaw, facial and neck features. Apply in upward strokes focusing on defining bone structure.

NIOD Neck Elasticity Catalyst,$105 at Adore Beauty

This contains pro-elastin and pro-elastic-fibre technologies to improve the look of skin elasticity.A blend of protein peptides and plant biotechnologies help to improve the skin’s appearance and increase skin density.

iS Clinical NeckPerfect Complex,$138 at iS Clinical

The botanicals, supercharged antioxidants and essential skin nutrients like vitamin B5 in this multitasking complex not only help to lift and tighten, but refine and smooth the skin’s texture, too.

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