Sagging Neck Skin: These exercises have been the best treatment for neck wrinkles and sagging I've ever tried.
I set out to find simple exercises to help tighten and firm up my turkey neck, along with saggy skin and wrinkles. I originally started this challenge because many women asked, “why are we unable to exercise the skin on the neck?”
Many were told that because the skin on the neck (like under eye skin) is very thin and delicate and exercising and massaging this area will only cause more wrinkles and sagging.
But I'm proof that it's not true, unless some are doing the wrong type of exercise.
This time, I was smart enough to take before and after pictures for each step of my progress. If you haven't already done so, can read about the turkey neck challenge here...
Firm sagging jowls and neck winkles - My results
Notice how much firmer the under jowl area looks after 16 weeks? My chin and jaw bone seem a bit more defined. Yes, there is still a bit of sagging neck skin right under the chin. But after only 16 weeks, I think my overall results are pretty good.
I do the Neck Brush every day after washing and moisturizing my face and neck. The Neck Ring Eraser exercise after every facial workout and the jowl eliminator about 2-3 times a week.
Note for Beginners: Your jowls and neck muscles will be a bit sore the first few times you do the jowls exercise. That's a sign it's working! It's best to space out the workout to every other day to let the muscles recover and strengthen. You should do the Jowl Eliminator 4 times a week for 8 weeks. Then back down to 2-3 times a month.
Before you do the neck exercises, here are a few key tips for better results.
1. To reduce wrinkles and sagging of the neck and jowls, it's VERY important to build a good foundation by firming-up all the muscles of the face and neck. Since these muscles are interconnected, firming them all will bring about beautiful results. Do this by following a facial workout program as explained in the video below:
2. Massage neck skin and muscles using medium pressure.
3. If skin is very damaged or crêpey massage with a very lightly touch.
4. Apply moisturizer, especially if skin is very damaged or paper.
5. Never massage delicate skin without FIRST contracting underlying muscles, as shown in the neck exercise videos.
The first one, building a good foundation, is important for firmer looking skin. Since facial muscles are directly attached to the skin, if you firm the underlying muscle, the skin goes along for the ride.
Important Note About Moisturizers and Touch
A light touch and moisturizer helps protect the delicate, damaged skin until it can tolerate more pressure. Over time, as your skin becomes stronger and thicker, you can apply more pressure and use less cream.
Another Benefit of Face and Neck Workout is a Sharper Jawline
If you look closely at my jawline in the above after pictures, you’ll notice a firmer, more defined jaw line. Sometime in my mid-fifties I noticed that my jawline was softening and my lower face was looking heavier – taking on a more square or rectangular shape.
These are classic signs of facial aging and happens to all of us – no matter what shape face we have. But, it's nice to know you can help regain some definition again.
Even though I’m mortified on how horrible my before picture is, I am elated that it’s fixable without surgery and hope to help others firm up sagging neck skin and regain those youthful facial contours again.
Like I always say – I don’t mind growing old, as long as I
always look the same or as close to what I looked like as a young adult.
Q: Does microneedling help sagging neck?
A: Microneedling can help improve the appearance and texture of the skin. A microneedling treatment uses a roller with very tiny sharp needles to make small punctures (cuts) on top of the skin. This in turn causes the body to start producing collagen in attempt to heal the cuts. And, overtime, this extra collagen production can help improve skin texture, fine lines, and light scars.
However, generally, this treatment will not produce a significant tightening or lifting effect for sagging neck skin. The main causes for sagging neck skin or "turkey neck" is due to aging, muscle loss and muscle weakness.
In office, medical microneedling with radiofrequency might produce a slight tightening effect, but that depends on how much skin laxity you have to start with. Your best bet is to consult with a professional if you're the right candidate for this procedure.
Q: Can you suggest some neck exercises to prevent sagging?
A: Yes, you can find some very good exercises for the sagging skin on the neck, face, and jowls. Here at this link. You'll also see my before and after turkey neck pictures to get an idea of how well neck exercises work.
Q: Can you get Botox in your neck to help with fine lines and loose skin?
A: The use of Botox treatment (Botox neck lift) can give a more youthful appearance of the platysmal muscles. This cosmetic treatment relaxes the platysma muscles, so the vertical neck bands become less noticeable, reducing the appearance of an aging neck.
Q: I've heard of tech neck, can that cause neck wrinkles?
A: Yes, tech neck can cause vertical bands, neck lines, and contribute to a more prominent double chin. Tech neck is a term for a type of neck strain due to constantly looking down at cell phones and computers.
In addition to muscle stiffness and chronic neck pain, it also contributes to early appearance of jowls and horizontal wrinkles. Basically, this constant straining contributes to a look of aged sagging neck skin.
The best way to remedy this situation is to:
Q: Will dermal fillers help with the signs of aging of my neck?
A: It all depends on the degree of your sagging neck skin and what's causing the issue. This cosmetic procedure offers best results for a good candidate with fairly reasonable neck skin. The doctor places dermal filler injections all around the lower jaw and face (sometimes called a liquid face lift). The added volume can offer noticeable lift of the sagging skin in the lower part of face and neck. However, to maintain results, you'll require repeated treatment sessions.
Q: What is a Nefertiti Neck lift?
A: This popular treatment uses injection of Botox all along the lower face (jawline) and on the muscles of the neck (platysma bands). The muscles of treated areas become relaxed, creating a slight lift of sagging neck skin.
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