Loose Skin Around the Neck and Face: Your Options

Jeffrey Kenkel, MD

Patients often ask what they can do about loose skin on their necks. Although the concern is not new, it’s certainly being highlighted, especially in the age of selfies.

One of the reasons selfies always look worse is because we are looking downward in many of those pictures, and regardless of our age we may notice some loose skin!

Treatments vary depending the degree and quality of loose skin, whether muscular bands are involved, and how much fat is present.

There are nonsurgical and surgical options:

Nonsurgical treatments are reserved for patients with early changes in skin, minimum to mild fat, and muscle bands in the central neck. Popular options include BOTOX® Cosmetic and radiofrequency energy-based treatments which can tighten skin.

Surgical treatments include classics such as lower facelift and neck lift. A lower face and neck lift addresses the jawline and neck, while a full facelift here in Dallas addresses the central cheek as well.


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