Struggling with Turkey Neck? Tighten Your Skin for a Holly, Jolly Holiday

There’s no getting around it – ‘tis the season for holiday parties, family photos, shopping and the never ending “fa la la la la.” Along with the abundance of cheer, there can also be a fair share of self-consciousness and lack of confidence.

For Jolene Oaten, Medical Aesthetician at EVEXIAS Medical Centers in Rockwall, it is common to have individuals come into the office for the first time, questioning themselves and being unhappy with their appearance.

“I see it all of the time,” Jolene said.  “Women and men will come to us wanting to make a change. They are unhappy with the looseness in their skin or how their skin looks.”

As one of EVEXIAS’ Medical Aestheticians, Jolene helps those individuals who are looking for non-surgical solutions for their skin. One of the biggest culprits is laxity in the skin, or – as it is commonly known – turkey neck.

A turkey neck is the slang term given to lax skin that hangs under your chin. As this skin becomes loose, it resembles a turkey’s wattle. A turkey neck can be the result of several different factors:

  • Sun damage
  • Pollution
  • The natural aging process
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Weight loss
  • In some instances, genetics

“Our skin is our largest organ,” said Jolene. “As we age and expose our skin to different elements, the tone and texture is impacted and we lose elasticity.”

Skin tightening is a new and exciting area in aesthetic procedures. Fractora Forma® is a non-invasive skin treatment that promotes skin tightening by heating the deep layers of skin. Fractora  Forma stimulates the production of collagen and improves the skin’s elasticity.

Forma’s built-in temperature control ensures the optimal epidermal temperature is reached throughout treatment. With a Forma neck skin-tightening series, your skin will lift and become tighter.

According to Jolene, the procedure takes about 30 minutes and EVEXIAS usually recommends six to eight treatments, one week apart.

“Many of our patients start to see a difference in the tone and texture of their skin in one to two treatments,” Jolene said. “The excess skin tightens up. It’s like a workout for your skin.”

While it is difficult to precisely determine how long the treatments will last, there are several things you can do to help prolong the effects of the treatment:

  • Consume a healthy diet
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun (wearing an SPF of 30 or higher)
  • Use quality skincare products
  • Maintenance treatments every one to three months

“One of the great things about EVEXIAS – that I witness every day – is our ability to help our patients’ overall wellness,” Jolene said. “Whether it be administering hormone optimization with pellet therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for pain management, medical therapy, aesthetics and cosmetics treatments like the Vampire Facial or  Facelift or when someone comes to see me, for Fractora Forma, we are making a positive impact in their lives. That’s an honor and a privilege.”

Effective anti-aging without expensive and invasive procedures? Dermal fillers may be perfect for you. Dermal fillers are non-surgical, injection-based treatments that may reduce wrinkles and plump saggy and drooping skin. For the month of giving thanks, we’re giving back – with a complimentary Fractora Forma neck skin-tightening series, valued at $999 when you spend $1000 on dermal fillers. Contact us by phone 817-328-8376 or 469-402-1877 or PatientConcierge@EvexiasMedical.com for more details.