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The Only Turkey Neck at Your Thanksgiving Should Be in the Giblet Bag

Turkey Neck

West Houston Dermatology wants to talk to you about turkey neck – but not the one in the giblet bag for making homemade gravy.  Unfortunately, we’re talking about the loose skin underneath the chin and on the neck that sags and wags.  No one likes this condition, but it sometimes comes with the territory of being a “mature” adult.  Patients tend to accept the condition because they understandably don’t want to undergo plastic surgery to fix this problem.  Thanks to FDA approved and medically proven technology called Ulthera (a/k/a Ultherapy) patients can improve the appearance of “turkey neck” without having to go under the knife.  Ulthera uses high intensity ultrasound to stimulate collagen production, tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  As we age, collagen production slows down, and this causes skin laxity.  Ulthera treatment is a simple procedure performed in the office, and it requires a short amount of time – perhaps one to two hours.  Time varies based on the area(s) to be treated.  The patient need only undergo one treatment, and he/she may return to normal activities immediately after treatment.  Ulthera produces noticeable lifting and firming of the skin over a short time period of approximately 90 days.  So, improvement begins during treatment and culminates with the best results within a short time.  Therefore, one’s results look more natural and less like they’ve had “work done.”  Ulthera is not the right treatment for all patients, but West Houston Dermatology would be happy to visit with you, discuss what bothers you about your skin, and suggest the best possible treatment for you.