Are you frustrated by a double chin that creates an overweight or aged impression? Does your neck skin look loose or crepey? At the Gillian Institute, we offer a complete collection of treatments that can address issues such as loose neck bands, chin fat, and many of the most frustrating signs of facial aging.  When patients rejuvenate their necks, they also rejuvenate their entire look. We offer a variety of procedures that will tightensmooth, and lift the neck. Our customized treatments help patients address a wide range of neck-related issues, including wrinkles, sagging skin, or a bulging neck contour.  Dr. Kimberly Short, MD, FACS has deep knowledge of the neck and facial structure. Their extensive experience produces artful results. If you would like to achieve a more youthful-looking face, neck and decollete, schedule a private consultation for neck rejuvenation at The Gillian Institute today.

Neck Rejuvenation

When we are young, our skin sits tightly and firmly along our neck and jawlines. Unfortunately, as we age, environmental factors, stress, gravity, genetics, and smoking all take a toll on our skin’s elasticity. The neck is often one of the first places to age on the body! Bands, wrinkles, and lines can form. Volume loss in your skin may make the tendons in your neck more visible, making you look tense or unhealthy. Excess fat and loose skin commonly contribute to a heavier neck. This gives many people a double chin, even if they are otherwise healthy!  Neck skin may droop and develop what some people call a “turkey neck.” The skin itself may develop discolorations and age spots.  Changes in the appearance of your neck can be frustrating. Our neck rejuvenation procedures will revive your skin and restore a youthful neckline.

Benefits of Neck Rejuvenation

Everyone’s skin and neck aging are unique to them. We treat all degrees of aging in the neck and customize every neck rejuvenation to your goals and the unique needs of your case.

Looking for the neck restoration method that’s right for you? We offer non-invasive, minimally-invasive, and surgical procedures to counter the effects of aging on the neck and jawline.

  • Smooth away lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce sagging neck skin
  • Address neck bands
  • Lift and contour the neck and jawline
  • Add volume
  • Reduce a “sinewy” appearance
  • Get rid of a “double chin”
  • Address excess tissue in the chin and neck
  • Improve skin health and appearance

Non-Surgical Neck Rejuvenation

Non-surgical options are excellent for patients with mild to moderate signs of aging on their neck. If you want to turn back the clock on your neck and don’t want to take any time off from your busy schedule, consider these customizable non-surgical treatment options.


UltheraDermatite can be administered within thirty to sixty minutes. Tighten your neck skin completely non-invasively with Ulthera. UltheraDermatite is a skin tightening treatment that applies micro-focused ultrasound to tighten and remodel tissue on the neck and face. The ultrasound energy penetrates deep into the layers of tissue and is gentle, safe, and harmless. Because of this, Ultherapy is a highly popular way to rejuvenate the neck. You will see impressive improvements in just one treatment! Ulthera’s ultrasound energy is proven to stimulate collagen production as well as improve the health of elastins in the skin. The skin will become tighter, fuller,  and more supported by the added collagen. As a result, the neck becomes smooth and lifted. Final results are visible in three to six months. Wrinkles and fine lines vanish. Christie Brinkley and Courtney Fox both rave about their Ultherapy results!

LipoDissolve & Mesotherapy

Fat loves to develop on the neck and under-chin area! This fat is often stubbornly resistant to diet and exercise. Thankfully, you can get rid of this fat with a simple injection of LipoDissolve. LipoDissolve is a form of mesotherapy, a convenient method of dissolving fat without requiring any downtime for the patient. Mesotherapy injections contain a natural substance, phosphatidylcholine, PCC, which is both found in soya beans and produced naturally by our own bodies. The PCC combines with vitamin complexes to break down the targeted fat cells, which are then disposed of through natural processes in the body.

Lipodissolve is a fat-fighting injectable that can be administered in less than fifteen minutes. Your body will naturally get rid of your dissolved fat over the weeks following your treatment!


Kybella is an FDA-approved fat-fighting injectable that lets you address a double chin and get right back to your schedule without issues! Kybella is highly popular because it is both convenient and effective.  Kybella’s main ingredient, Deoxycholic Acid, breaks down stubborn fat. The fat is then disposed of through the body. You can receive Kybella in less than twenty minutes and get right back to your day. No downtime is required! Results of Kybella will become visible over the weeks following injection. To completely eliminate your double chin and achieve your preferred neckline, three to six sessions are recommended, spaced one month apart.

Minimally-invasive Treatments


Thread Lifts are performed with artfully-placed injectable sutures.  The biocompatible threads will secure and lift the skin. The threads will eventually be absorbed by the body and are available in different textures, which enable Dr. Short to tighten the appropriate areas of the neck. Thread lifts are highly customized and can drastically improve the contours of the neck and face, all with a minimally-invasive procedure. The procedure is quick and requires only two incisions to perform. Downtime is minimal.

Your skin will accept the new, lifted position created by the carefully injected threads. The threads have also proven to stimulate the production of collagen in the tissue around the thread. The neck will become not only more lifted but also more volumized,  completing your youthful regeneration. Your body will absorb the threads from your lift within four to six weeks. Thread Lifts are frequently combined with Botox treatments to accomplish smooth, comprehensive neck rejuvenation.


Botox is an FDA-approved wrinkle-fighting injectable. Botox is a neuromodulator, which means that it fights signs of aging by relaxing the muscles responsible for creating wrinkles. Botox has proven highly useful not only for frown lines, smile lines, and crow’s feet but also for neck rejuvenation!  We apply Botox in a variety of ways to reverse signs of aging on the neck.

Correct Pre-Jowl Fullness: Botox can be administered to the bands along the upper neck and jawline to counter a heavy or “full” under-jaw area. Fillers may also be administered to achieve the desired chin contours.

Address Neck Bands: Do you have frustrating neck bands? Dr. Short injects Botox beadlets into the neck band crease in order to erase the indentation and restore a healthy, relaxed appearance.  Botox will improve your neck contours, erase neckbands, and smooth the crepey texture of your skin. If you would like to learn about more ways to reverse aging with Botox and fillers, we invite you to contact us today.


This advanced skin rejuvenation treatment reinvigorates your skin’s elasticity and helps clear skin blemishes. Microneedling is performed using a pen-like device that houses a cluster of fine, medical-grade needles. The lengths of the needles are customizable. The treatment creates microchannels in the skin, which accelerate skin renewal and allow nourishing serums to penetrate deeper into the skin. Microneedling has also shown to stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity. The skin on the neck will become firmer, healthier, and fuller. This is an excellent way to reverse wrinkling and turn crepey skin texture into a youthful, smooth one!

Our patients frequently combine Botox and Dermal Fillers with their microneedling for a more complete anti-aging treatment. The microneedling improves the health of the skin itself, while the Botox and Dermal Fillers address neck bands, targeted wrinkles, and improve the neck contour overall.

Microneedling with PRP

PRP has been used for years in the athletic field to improve athlete healing outcomes.

Restore tight skin and youthful texture to your neck with microneedling with platelet-rich-plasma.  PRP serum is made from your own blood and is rich in growth factors. PRP application has shown to greatly accelerate cell growth and improve collagen production. Is the skin on your neck crepey or looser than it used to be? Microneedling with PRP application on the neck will volumize and retexture the neck. You will see a major reduction in your fine lines and wrinkles. The skin on your neck will become fuller, tighter, and smoother. All thanks to the restorative powers of your own body!

Microneedling with Nanofat

Looking for impressive skin rejuvenation? Microneedling with nanofat is a minimally-invasive, highly effective way to transform a wrinkled, crepey neck into a smooth, youthful contour. Microneedling with Nanofat is performed in two steps. First, microlipo is performed. The procedure is minimally invasive. Your fat will be carefully extracted from your chosen donor site. Common donor sites include the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.

Your fat will then be processed through a centrifuge. Microneedling will be performed on your neck and your liquid autologous fat will be administered to your skin. The tiny fat particles will be placed right under the skin. The fat will be soft and will not leave bumps. This fat is rich in stem cells, which have proven to stimulate collagen production and cell regeneration.  This is an excellent way to rejuvenate the skin on the face, neck, and chest.

Surgical Methods

The skin of the neck is delicate and requires an expert to achieve the best, most natural results possible. Dr. Short performs artful neck rejuvenation with a number of surgical methods.

Submental Excision

This form of a neck lift is performed using both liposuction and incisions. An incision will be made in the chin area. Liposuction will be performed to reduce unwanted fatty tissue from above the neck muscles and improve the neck contours. The neck muscles themselves are tightened using a permanent suture. Submental Excision is performed within 2 to 3 hours. You will be able to return to work within 7 to 10 days.

Chin Liposuction

You can safely remove fat from the neck and restore a 90-degree neck profile with chin liposuction. A small facial cannula will be inserted into an incision made under the neck or behind the ear. Tumescent fluid will be introduced into the treatment area. The tumescent fluid will reduce any bleeding and make the fat cells swell for easy removal.  Your fat will be gently dislodged and suctioned out of the neck and chin area. Your incisions will then be closed with sutures. External ultrasound will be used to tighten the skin.

Chin Liposuction takes 1.5 to 2 hours to perform. You will be back to your usual schedule within 5 to 7 days.

Neck Lift

A full neck lift is an excellent option for patients with significant signs of aging. To perform a full neck lift, an incision will be made in the chin area. Liposuction will be performed to reduce fat above the neck muscle and improve the neck contours. Incisions will next be made behind the ears. The skin will be tightened and excess skin will be removed from the neck. The incisions will be closed with skin glue adhesive and steri-strips.

This procedure is performed within 2.5 to 3 hours. A recovery period of 7 to 10 days is necessary following a neck lift. You will receive a compression garment to wear during your recovery. This garment will reduce swelling and hold your tight contours in place. You may also receive drains in the incisions behind the ears. These drains will be removed in one to two days.  Neck rejuvenation with a surgical procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia.


Does your neck look wrinkled, loose, or saggy? If your neck contours no longer sit at a smooth 90-degree angle, you are an excellent candidate for neck rejuvenation. If you are someone who is dealing with fine lines, wrinkles, crepey skin, or stubborn fat, a customized neck rejuvenation can reverse these effects of aging.

The Gillian Institute offers a variety of neck rejuvenation options so that we can address your signs of aging and get your neck back to looking its best. We often have candidates come to The Gillian Institute and ask for chin augmentation. If you have a weak chin or feel like your chin is barely there, please let us know. This issue is often corrected with a neck rejuvenation procedure.

The reduction of neck fat and the use of Botox to address neck bands frequently reveal the patient’s slimmer, more flattering chin in the process. Ideal candidates for neck rejuvenation are in overall good health and free of pre-existing conditions. Candidates should have an open mind and realistic expectations of the outcomes achievable with their neck rejuvenation procedure.

If your neck makes you want to hide away, don’t worry! Reach out to The Gillian Institute for a private consultation. We will be happy to help you find the right neck rejuvenation method for you.


At The Gillian Institute, we take pride in providing top-quality, age-appropriate cosmetic solutions. We will be happy to meet with you and go over your neck rejuvenation options during your private consultation. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions at this time. Dr. Short will examine your neck and go over your medical history to get a good sense of which treatment option will be best for you. Once they understand the outcomes you would like to achieve, they will take your health and personal preferences into consideration to create a customized treatment plan.


The recovery time after your neck rejuvenation will depend on your chosen procedure. Many of our neck rejuvenation services are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime!

If you will be undergoing surgical neck rejuvenation, Dr. Short will go over your anticipated recovery timeline with you. It is recommended that you arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after your surgical neck rejuvenation, as you should not drive.


Smooth skin. Tight, slim neck contours. Thanks to neck rejuvenation at The Gillian Institute, your neck can be sleek and wrinkle-free in no time!

We will be happy to work with you to help you find the long-term neck rejuvenation option that works best for you and your busy schedule.  If you are ready to learn more about our personalized anti-aging solutions, contact us to schedule a private consultation today!


How Do You Fix a Crepey Neck?

You can correct a crepey neck with any of the following treatments: UltheraDermatite, Microneedling, Microneedling with PRP, Microneedling with Nanofat, and Microneedling with Botox and/or dermal fillers

How Can I Firm Up My Neck Without Surgery?

Non-surgical ways to firm and tighten neck skin include Thread Lifts, UltheraDermatite, Microneedling, Microneedling with PRP, Microneedling with Nanofat, and Microneedling with Botox and/or dermal fillers.

What Causes a Saggy Neck?

A saggy neck is a result of lost skin volume and laxity. Time, genetics, stress, smoking, and environmental factors all play a role in diminishing skin laxity, resulting in a saggy neck.

How Much Does Neck Tightening Cost?

Every neck tightening treatment is customized to the individual. Pricing will vary based on the type of treatment, the size of the area you would like to treat, and the number of treatments you would like to undergo. Once you have created your treatment plan with your doctor, you will receive a personalized cost breakdown.

How Do I Stop Lines On My Neck?

Botox and microneedling are two excellent ways to erase necklines.

What Do Neck Tightening Results Look Like?

You can see results of neck tightening treatments here, in our Before & After gallery.