On excess skin on the neck area…


Gatineau Firming Throat Gel Duo Q.

Hi Alison, Last year I lost nine stone in weight which has left me with lots of loose skin. My main concern is my neck. I use Gatineau Throat Gel which is great but it still can't cope with the amount of loose skin I have. I don't want to go down the surgery route but it is really getting me down – you can't hide your neck can you? Is there anything else you recommend? (I also have a dog called Zack- he's a mad pointer cross) Thanks,

Kim Smith, Swindon.

A. Well done for losing nine stone Kim, I hope you feel fabulous and I'm sure you look fabulous. But, yes it can be a confidence thing, but bear in mind that we all have problem areas. You may be fixating on this area, but other people won't be.

What you can use on the neck is a combination of serum and cream. If you're on the Gatineau regime, you'll need to use the Firming Throat Gel with the DefiLift Throat and Decollete Cream on top, twice a day. You'll also need to exfoliate the neck area three times week.

For an instant improvement on the neck area, you can put on a layer of Genie Instant Line Smoother – ideal for special occasions. This will instantly tighten up the neck area – it doesn’t have any long-term effects but is great for making you look as good as you can when you're going out.

Even wearing some gorgeous jewellery will detract from the neck area – people will admire your fab necklace, not look at your neck.


  1. jo August 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi alison,
    I Am 52. the my skin has become very slack and deeply lined around my eys and mouth, down the sides of my cheeks and particularlly on my neck. i use ultrasun 50 in the summer every day and the 30 face in the winter. i have tried gatineau defilift but it did not do enough. i wondered if i should try decleor exelance and iris.

  2. Joy Shipley, Mansfield September 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, am 47 and always had an excellent skincare routine day and evening. Eve Lom cleanser, papaya enzyme twice weekly followed by either gatineau or Judith Williams hyloronic face mask, serums would be Elemis pro-collagen, defilift or Sarah Chapman, moisturizers Pro-collagen, Hydra Floral or defilift, throat serum by decleor. To be honest i do look ten years younger and am generally really happy, my only concern is slight jowelly and two lines going down either side of the corners of the mouth, even though every day i use sarah chapmans facial massager. know this is to facial sagging but i need something more potent, pls help? Joy, Mansfield

  3. Margaret Brown September 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm -  Reply

    Alison, I am 55 years old and PLEASE can you tell me the best products for firming the jowls, neck and eyes as after the menopause everything seems to be heading south!!!

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