10 Ways to Firm Up Sagging Neck Skin 

Sagging Neck Skin: These tips, exercises, skin brushing, massages, and treatments for neck wrinkles and sagging skin under your chin are pretty effective.

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 is very thin and delicate, but gentle exercises and massages along with good skin care can help improve the look of saggy skin. 

Just check out my before and after pictures below. 

And make sure to scroll down to see what you can do to firm your sagging neck.

saggy neck exercises before and after

1. Dry Neck Brushing for Wrinkles

Brushing the skin helps encourage blood flow and improve skin tone. Don't brush too hard and apply moisturizer if your skin is sensitive or dry.

2. Neck Exercises to Firm

Few studies have been done on the benefits of exercises for firmer skin. But, people who do engage in face and neck exercises say they look better, and their skin looks fuller and firmer. This sagging neck exercise helps firm the muscles under the chin and down the neck. It's called The Gulping Fish

3. Massage to Improve Saggy Skin

Like dry skin brushing, a neck massage helps encourage blood flow and collagen production. It can also help smooth the skin and improve skin tone.

  • Extend your neck up toward the ceiling, leading with your chin and stretch with your bottom jaw.
  • Make a loose fist with both your hands. 
  • Place both hands on the left side of your neck.  
  • Slide both your hands down the neck to your collar bone.
  • Go back to the top of your neck and move over to the center and slide your hands down to your collar bone.
  • Go back to the top right side of your neck and slide your hands down.

Make 10 slides, moving left to the right and 10 slides right to left for a total of 20 slides. Do this about 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. 

5. Kansa Wand for an Ayurvedic Neck Massage

If you have issues with your hands and can't give yourself a good massage, the Kansa wand can be very helpful.

A Kansa massage boost lymphatic drainage. Relax muscles for a more uplifted appearance.

The combination of bronze and copper head of the wand is alkaline, so it helps balance the skin pH and gives the skin a beautiful glow. 

The Kansa Wand

5. Apply a Healthy Moisturize

Dry, dehydrated skin can look saggy. Make sure to apply a rich moisturizer that also feeds and nourishes the skin and is loaded with antioxidants. Look for an organic cream that contains vitamins and full spectrum CBD oil.

CBD Antioxidant Creme by CFF

6. Vitamin C Serum for Skin Aging

Studies have shown that topical vitamin C can help aging skin by improving firmness and tone and reduce fine lines. It also helps reduce sun damage like brown spots.

You can see my neck improvements in the before and after picture below. Not only is my skin firmer, but that brown spot has almost disappeared.

But, it's important your vitamin C serum contains fresh 16% concentration of L-ascorbic for best results.

CFF Vitamin C Crystal Serum pH balanced 70% organic

7.  Gua Sha Treatment 

This Gua Sha helps increase fiber and collagen production to firm the neck and chin and allows your moisturizer to penetrate better.

It's special shape and angle allows you to get up under the neck and all around the chin area too.

The Gua Sha device offers 4 functions for better anti-aging benefits.

  • microcurrent
  • heat
  • red light therapy
  • vibration

CFF Gua Sha Device

8. Retinol for Wrinkles and Lines

We all know the power of retinoic acid to reduce lines and firm the skin. Over-the-counter retinols are less powerful than prescription retinoic acid, but they're pretty powerful, it just takes longer to see results. 

Also, over-the-counter retinol creams have fewer side-effects since they're a weaker version of the prescription brand. But, still go slow and test out a small amount first, since the neck skin is thin and can be sensitive.

9. Microneedling

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.

10. Neck Firming Patches

Silicone neck patches help skin hold moisture longer and can improve the look of your neck. These patches provide mostly temporary results, so you'll have to keep using them to maintain the benefits. But, for special occasions, they're a great way to perk up sagging neck skin.

SIO Silicon Neck Patches

Sagging Neck Skin - FAQ

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:

  1. Stop looking down at computer devices for prolong period of times (I know, easier said than done!)
  2. Try holding the device at eye level whenever possible
  3. Some people might require physical therapy for the muscle strain, or oral pain medication
  4. Try to firm neck skin and the muscles of the neck and lower face by performing the Neck Brush and Neck Ring Eraser. Check out my turkey neck before and after pictures to see how well neck exercises can help with sagging neck skin

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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