Nothing betrays a woman’s age more quickly than what’s commonly termed ‘turkey neck’ -  loose skin from the chin to the throat that tends to wobble when you move.

If having a turkey neck runs in your family, it can appear as early as your late twenties, but the majority of women don’t see any signs of slackening neck skin until they reach their mid-40s or later. It can happen as a result of aging, weight loss, or in some cases; it can simply be genetic.

The culprit is a loss of elasticity and thinning of the skin, as well as the emergence of the “platysmal bands”- thin bands of muscle in your neck, which become more prominent as you age and as your skin thins.

turkey neck and neck bands

You don’t have to settle for turkey neck!

Neck contouring creates a firmer, smoother and more refined appearance to the neck and chin area. Even without making any other changes to the face, improving a thick, wrinkled, or sagging neck can dramatically improve your overall appearance, helping you look years younger or as if you have lost weight. Neck contouring can also help restore balance to facial features by providing a more defined jawline to frame the rest of the face.

There are a number of skin tightening treatment options available for turkey neck. Ultherapy can be used to lift the deep structural support layers of the skin. By tightening the underlying muscle fascia, we are able to restore firmness and tension to the skin and connective tissue - achieving a noticeable lifting of facial and neck features. As an alternative to Ultherapy, laser resurfacing is also a treatment many patients consider.

After a thorough examination and consultation, Sante Medical will create a custom treatment plan for your turkey neck or neckbands.

Related Procedures To Think About


Tightens the underlying muscle facia to provide an overall ‘lift’ using focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen growth.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing laser such as SmartXide CO2 and ICON 1540 can tighten skin to reduce the appearance of double chin.


Uses infrared light to target and selectively heat the dermal layer deep in your skin to stimulate collagen growth and tighten skin.