First, the bad news: You probably aren’t giving your neck the attention it needs. Because the skin on our neck is thin and sees quite a bit of sun (plus, you know, gravity), it can often show signs of aging sooner than other parts of the body. Now, the good news: There are steps you can take in preventing and addressing neck wrinkles and sagging—a.k.a. “turkey neck,” from skincare to devices to in-office treatments.

We hate to say it, but you’ve got thin skin (at least on your neck). “The dermis, the layer that contains collagen, is very thin, making it more prone to aging than other parts of the body,” says Dendy Engelman, a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at the Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. A lack of sunscreen application may be to blame, she says. “Cumulative sun exposure over a lifetime has always been the main culprit of premature aging on the neck.”

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