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Best Non-Surgical Ways To Tighten Neck Skin

Home » Blog » Best Non-Surgical Ways To Tighten Neck Skin

Best Non-Surgical Ways To Tighten Neck Skin


    As we age, the collagen and elastin in our skin decrease and weaken, causing our faces to droop along with our necks. Patients visit The Kaplan Center for a neck lift to surgically remove and tighten excess skin and fat from their neck, revealing a more defined, youthful jawline, chin, and neck. When patients seek facelifts at our practice, we often recommend combining a neck lift because it creates overall improvement and promotes a youthful consistency between the face and neck.

    Not everyone, however, feels comfortable undergoing surgery. Whether it be due to anxiety with anesthesia, fear of incisions, or other personal reasons, surgery is not for everyone.  According to Healthline, the advantages of non-surgical neck lift over surgery are that it’s followed by a shorter recovery time, it’s less expensive, the procedure time is shorter, and there are fewer potential risks.

    At The Kaplan Center, we can deliver patients’ dream results through surgical and non-surgical procedures. To help everyone look and feel their best, regardless of their personal preferences regarding surgery, we work with patients to address their goals in the most comfortable way possible.

    Can You Tighten Neck Skin Without Surgery?

    Although surgery will promote the most dramatic, long-lasting results when rejuvenating the contour of the neck, there are less invasive ways to tighten the neck to help you comfortably achieve the defined neck and jawline you’re longing for. 


    Botox can not only be used around the forehead and eyes to smooth out fine lines. It can also make a valuable difference in reducing neck wrinkles. We can use Botox or Dysport in the lower face and neck during a relatively quick procedure known as a “Nefertiti lift” to reduce the appearance of sagging skin and create more definition in the jawline.

    Benefits of Botox include:

    • Smooths out fine lines and wrinkles
    • Relaxes the muscles in the neck so new lines cannot form for up to three months
    • Reduces the appearance of sagging skin
    • Defines the jawline

    Learn more about reversing aging signs in your neck with Botox and Dysport.

    Dermal Fillers

    Dermal fillers reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin laxity and boost skin tone and texture. We can use hyaluronic acid-based filler to non-surgically create a more youthful neck and jawline during a “liquid facelift.” Our liquid facelift patients love enjoying their younger, tighter-looking necks lasting between 6-12 months and can return for maintenance treatments to keep their results looking great.

    Benefits of neck filler include:

    • Smooths out fine lines and wrinkles
    • Results are immediate
    • The procedure is quick, simple, and practically painless
    • Creates balance between the neck, jawline, and lower face
    • Defines the jawline
    • Reduces sagging and folds in the lower part of the face, often referred to as jowling

    Learn more about the various dermal fillers available at The Kaplan Center.


    Many of us think of scars, large pores, stretch marks, and crow’s feet when we think about the concerns microneedling can address, but it’s also very effective at treating fine lines and wrinkles. 

    Microneedling creates thousands of micro-injuries, using tiny sterilized needles to boost your body’s natural skin healing process and stimulate collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are the proteins in our skin that keep it looking smooth, supple, hydrated, and tight, so the more we have, the healthier and younger our skin appears.

    We can carefully target the lower face along with the thin, delicate skin around the neck and jawline with microneedling to smooth out wrinkles, tighten lax skin, even out skin tone, and reduce the appearance of necklines. 

    Microneedling usually requires a few treatments to achieve your goal because it is much less invasive than neck lift surgery. We recommend an initial series of 3-5 microneedling treatments and then returning to the office for maintenance treatments every six months. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your goals.

    We often suggest our patients combine microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance results by adding an extra boost for cell growth and healing. During a microneedling with PRP treatment, we use your blood sample to create a serum of your regenerative cells to apply after the microneedling process. 

    Sometimes, we advise radiofrequency (RF) energy with your microneedling treatment to target deeper layers of skin without affecting the more superficial layers. According to RealSelf, RF microneedling can slow down the aging process and even temporarily reverse it, promoting younger looking (and acting) skin.

    If your concerns about your neck go deeper than surface lines and include excess skin and laxity, RF microneedling is one of the most effective minimally invasive ways to tighten up, contour, and smooth out the skin in your neck. 

    By heating the deeper layers of tissues and stimulating them to produce more collagen and elastin, RF microneedling targets the areas more superficial treatments leave out and can promote more dramatic results. 

    Beyond improving specific skin concerns, all the microneedling treatments we offer at The Kaplan Center are followed by long-lasting results as they gradually continue naturally stimulating collagen production for up to two months. You will see your final results from each treatment at around the 1-2 month mark, and remember, a few sessions may be necessary. Most of our patients believe the wait and extra visits to the office are worth the incredible results they achieve without surgery.

    Benefits of microneedling in the neck include:

    • Tightens loose skin
    • Smooths out wrinkles and fine lines
    • Reduces the appearance of sun damage or hyperpigmentation
    • Reduces the appearance of age spots
    • Hydrates rough, dry skin
    • Stimulates collagen and elastin production, promoting new, healthy, smooth, tight skin

    Learn more about microneedling options at The Kaplan Center.


    We use dissolvable sutures known as PDO threads to lift, tighten, and contour the skin around the neck, jawline, and lower face without surgery. You may notice some firming and lifting as the swelling heals within the first few days after your treatment. You will continue to see improvements in the tightness and definition around your neck and jawline throughout the months following your procedure because your body continues naturally producing collagen and elastin.

    Results from a thread lift can last 1-3 years before your body naturally absorbs the threads. You can return for another thread lift treatment once your results have faded.

    Benefits of a neck thread lift include:

    • Reveals firmer, more lifted skin quickly
    • Continues gradually firming, tightening, and creating new, healthy skin for one to two months
    • Reduces the appearance of jowls to reveal a stronger, more defined jawline 
    • Improves skin texture

    Learn how we lift and firm the skin around your jawline and neck with threads.

    Energy-Based Treatments

    Non-surgical energy therapies can reduce the appearance of loose skin and stimulate collagen production over time. 

    Laser Skin Tightening

    We offer SkinTyte, a type of laser skin tightening, to help patients achieve a more youthful-looking face, neck, and upper chest. Using light energy, it defines the jawline by reducing the appearance of jowls and wrinkles. We recommend a few sessions followed by regular maintenance treatments for the best results. Effects of the treatment also gradually rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen production.

    Benefits of laser skin tightening to the neck include:

    • Stimulates increased collagen production and reveals new, healthy skin
    • Defines the jawline by tightening up jowls
    • Improves skin texture, tone, and smoothness

    Learn more about how we can tighten, tone, and smooth out the skin in your neck with laser skin tightening.

    Laser Skin Resurfacing

    Specific lasers are used on delicate neck skin to address deep wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and uneven skin tone and texture. Often used to treat a variety of areas of the body, this minimally invasive treatment uses light energy to improve the skin’s overall appearance. We typically use HALO or profractional lasers to help patients achieve their goals, but this is decided based on what is safe with your skin type.

    We recommend a series of initial treatments followed by visits to the office every few months to maintain laser skin resurfacing results.

    Benefits of laser skin resurfacing to the neck include:

    • Smooths out fine lines and deep wrinkles
    • Improves poor skin texture
    • Reduces the appearance of sunspots
    • Reduces the appearance of scars

    Learn more about laser skin resurfacing at The Kaplan Center.

    BroadBand Light

    We can use BroadBand Light (BBL), a type of intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, to tighten skin laxity and improve skin texture in the neck. As with any minimally invasive treatment, it requires a series of treatments followed by visits to the office every 3-4 months to maintain the best results. The number of treatments you’ll need depends on your skin conditions. We will work with you to design a treatment plan customized to your skin type, concerns, and goals.

    Benefits of BBL to the neck include:

    • Tightens loose skin
    • Smooths skin texture
    • Reduces the appearance of redness issues caused by vascular lesions
    • Improves the appearance of pigmentation concerns such as age spots or melasma

    Learn more about BBL at The Kaplan Center.

    Ready To Tighten Up Your Neck Without Surgery?

    If you want a tighter, smoother, more defined neck with a youthful contour without surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gordon Kaplan and his skilled team in New Jersey would be happy to help you reach your goals. Schedule an appointment so Dr. Kaplan can listen to your goals, look at your concerns, and determine whether minimally invasive neck rejuvenation is an option for you.

    The Kaplan Center

    The Kaplan Center is a medical practice ran by board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gordon Kaplan in Edgewater, NJ. With over two decades of experience, The Kaplan Center specialises in plastic and reconstructive surgery for the face and body, along with a number of non-surgical treatments.