4 Ways To Improve Your Neck’s Appearance

4 ways to improve your neck's appearance in Houston, TX.

Most women and men are self-conscious about the appearance of their necks. With the increased exposure on Zoom calls, sagging skin and double chins seem to be getting noticed more than ever. Fortunately, there are a number of nonsurgical skin tightening treatments the Houston dermatologists at DermSurgery Associates can use to improve the appearance of your neck.

These options include nonsurgical skin tightening and fat reduction procedures requiring little to no downtime, and they’re clinically proven to produce the desired results.

What Procedure Is Right for You?

Our specialists at DermSurgery Associates guide you to the most appropriate treatment plan based on your concerns and aesthetic goals. Here are 4 of the most effective nonsurgical treatments for the neck:


Using radiofrequency energy to heat the skin’s deeper layers, Thermage effectively firms and lifts wrinkled, saggy necks without surgery. The RF energy stimulates collagen production, an essential ingredient of smooth, tight skin. Not only does Thermage produce results that are visible immediately after the treatment, but the appearance of your neck will also continue to improve for several weeks as collagen develops. After about 3 to 6 months, you’ll notice the contours of the neck and jawline have more definition. You can see these results in our Thermage before and after pictures.


An injectable that reduces submental (under the chin) fat, procedure, KYBELLA works by injecting a substance called deoxycholic acid multiple times into precise locations in the neck. Deoxycholic acid is a synthetic form of a substance naturally produced by the body that helps break down and absorb dietary fat. Your provider customizes a treatment plan that often includes at least 2 sessions. As with the CoolMini, KYBELLA results emerge gradually as the fat cells are destroyed.

Laser Skin Toning

Patients whose neck skin is just beginning to lose its elasticity benefit from laser skin toning. The laser devices we use for tightening skin on the neck are gentler than laser platforms used for skin resurfacing or rejuvenation. Some patients don’t require any anesthetic before the procedure; others get a topical numbing cream. Laser skin toning treatments stimulate new collagen production at different depths, resulting in skin that looks smoother and tighter.

SkinPen® Microneedling

Microneedling quickly became one of the most popular treatments at our dermatology practices in Greater Houston. SkinPen—the handheld device we use for microneedling—is tipped with tiny needles and works by creating hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin. Besides improving the skin’s appearance, microneedling is also used to minimize acne scars, address sun-damaged skin on the décolletage, and improve the skin’s texture. We recommend a series of treatment sessions to produce the best results.

You can learn more about how long a microneedling treatment takes, what recovery is like, and other issues dermatologists want you to know about microneedling in our related blog post.

Ready To Address Your Neck Aging?

By providing multiple treatment options for our patients, we can select the best path for you and your concerns. If you want to improve your neck’s appearance without surgery, request a consultation online or call us at (713) 791-9966 to schedule a cosmetic dermatology consultation at one of our Houston-area locations.

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