What procedure can be done for a 26 year old that's wanting to tighten up some loose skin around the neck and jowls?

I was thinking about either a laser resurfacing or fractional type method or mini face lift. The cheeks are sagging.

Doctor Answers 4

26 year old wanting neck tightning

Your non-surgical options are dictated by your specific needs which may include any of the below measures:
1)improving banding: Botox
2)improving under the chin fullness: Liposuction with oral sedation
3)improving skin looseness: VIORA REACTION radiofrequency
A consultation would allow a doctor to customize your treatment plan.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 67 reviews


I recommend a combination of Pelleve and Nectifirm cream to address skin laxity in the neck region. You will need 4-6 Pelleve treatments and you will need to use Nectifirm twice a day for at least 2 months.

By best,
Sheila Nazarian

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

ThermiRf Treatments To Tighten Neck And Jowls

At 26 years old a facelift is normally not recommended. At your age a non-invasive or minimally-invasive approach would be the most appropriate. Radio frequency treatments to the surface of the skin with ThermiSmooth can help melt away fat to smooth the areas in question. If additional tightening is needed, ThermiTight applies the same "science of heat" but under the skin to really target areas that have lost elasticity or that have developed pockets of fat.

Edward E. Dickerson, IV, MD
Fayetteville Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 120 reviews

Loose neck skin in a 26-yr old.

You may want to look into Exilis which is made by BTL corporation and works well to tighten skin in this area, in particular if your weight is stable and your being quite young.  It is a painless procedure and takes 4-6 weekly treatments for ideal results.  It should be available at a board-certified dermatologist in many areas around the United States.

Mary M. Dobson, MD
Baton Rouge Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.