Double Chin vs. Turkey Neck

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A double chin is not the same as a turkey neck. While both of these cosmetic concerns affect the area beneath your chin and rob your jawline of attractive definition, they are quite different. Here is more information about what sets these concerns apart and how you can treat them.

What is a Double Chin?

A double chin is caused by fullness from excess fat. It happens when a layer of fat accumulates below your chin. You may have heard that this layer of fat is also referred to as submental fat.

Many people associate a double chin with weight gain. However, you don’t have to be overweight to have one. Genetics, aging, and additional factors can also play a role.

What is a Turkey Neck?

The term “turkey neck” is used to describe wrinkled and sagging skin on the neck. It usually happens as you get older and your skin loses its elasticity. Weak neck muscles also contribute.

Unfortunately, there is little evidence to suggest that exercising your neck muscles will help. The skin on top of them will still require professional treatment in order to look younger and tighter.

Ideal Treatments for Your Concerns

If you are looking for a solution to your double chin, Kybella® injections are worth considering. Kybella is a prescription injection medicine that permanently destroys fat cells for a noticeable decrease in fullness under the chin. It often takes a series of treatments to get the best results.

Meanwhile, there are several approaches to treating a turkey neck. In some cases, radiofrequency devices such as Lutronic Genius microneedling or Sublative Rejuvenation can provide some skin tightening benefits. In other cases, neck lift surgery might be necessary to achieve the desired outcome. Dr. Shaun Patel can help determine what will work best for you.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Dr. Shaun Patel is an experienced provider of cosmetic injectables and skin rejuvenation treatments. Call 786-618-5039 today to find out the best way to address your unique concerns. Miami Skin & Vein serves patients from Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida.