20 Mar Neck Wrinkles: The Best Treatments to Get Rid of Your Neck Lines
As we age, the skin on our neck becomes one of the first areas to show signs of wrinkles and sagging. This can be an unfortunate giveaway to how old we are, even for those who’ve invested in rejuvenation and anti-aging wrinkle treatments for the face.
Whilst this might sound dire, the good news is there are a variety of treatments that can work to tighten and smooth out the skin, no matter your skin type or desired results.
Here are the best treatments to get rid of lines and wrinkles, helping to restore a beautiful neck and more youthful appearance.
What causes neck wrinkles?
Just like the face and back of the hands, there are many factors that contribute to accelerated aging of the neck. Because skin in this area is delicate and contains less collagen than other parts of our body, the chances of it wrinkling and sagging increases. As collagen breaks down naturally over time, the skin loses its elasticity, succumbs to gravity and begins to droop, fold and wrinkle.
How we age is largely determined by our genetic makeup meaning that if neck sagging and wrinkles run in your family, you are predisposed to developing the same issues. The good news is that it’s possible to slow down and even reverse our genetic fate by making smarter lifestyle choices and speaking to a highly-trained Clinica Lase clinician about our range of preventative and restorative treatments.
The neck is exposed to the elements nearly as often as the face is, meaning that it’s also subject to the same issues of pigmentation, sagging and wrinkles. As ultraviolet rays from the sun penetrate the outer layers of skin, they travel to the deeper layers, damaging the skin cells. Not only does this increase your chance of skin cancer, cell damage wreaks havoc on your appearance, resulting in leathery skin, liver spots and wrinkles.
Unfortunately, the neck is often a neglected step in an all-important SPF sunscreen routine, which is a huge problem for those wanting to avoid neck wrinkles and sagging.
Throughout the day we unknowingly perform the same head and neck motions over and over again. This could be something as simple as twisting between computer monitors or a phenomenon known as “tech neck” which refers to the repeated motion of looking down at our phones. By constantly making the same movements our skin begins to create deep lines where the neck folds down.
How to reduce and prevent neck wrinkles
Just as there are reduction and prevention strategies for face wrinkles, neck skin will respond equally well to a variety of at home or in-office treatments.
Any well trained clinician will tell you that prevention is better than a cure and this is certainly true when it comes to protecting our delicate neck skin from harmful sun rays. Diligently applying a good quality SPF to your face and neck everyday is imperative in preventing wrinkles caused by sun damage. Before you apply a serum or moisturiser each morning, use your fingertips to apply a layer of sunscreen to your face, neck and decolletage.
Be aware of your posture
To avoid tech neck, try holding your phone in front of your face and looking straight forward rather than down. It might sound inconsequential but this small tweak in posture can prevent new neck wrinkles from developing and even help to improve your posture.
Hydrating your neck with a good quality, natural moisturiser plumps the skin making wrinkles less visible. It will also help to prevent new wrinkles forming. Your Clinica Lase clinician can help guide you on the right product for your skin type and unique needs.
There are countless reasons why quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. Whilst its well known that stained teeth and dull facial skin is an unsightly side-effect of cigarette smoking, you may not have thought about the damage these toxic chemicals have on the delicate skin around the neck. Giving up cigarettes will help to open up blood vessels that carry oxygen to the face meaning the skin has a better chance of looking much younger.
Worried that the damage from smoking is already done? Exciting studies have recently shown that skin has a great ability to regenerate itself after a smoker quits, with some patients looking up to 13 years younger.
By removing dead skin cells with a weekly exfoliation routine, you’ll encourage healthy young cells to regenerate. Not only will this result in a beautiful, fresh glow but regular exfoliation has the added benefit of also preventing new neck wrinkles from forming in the long term.
Vitamin C has been shown to reverse some of the damage caused by UV rays by making free radicals inactive. This has a range of benefits including:
- Reducing premature skin cell death
- Erasing pigmentation
- Reducing inflammation
Your expert Clinica Lase clinician can advise you on whether incorporating a vitamin C serum into your daily skincare routine is right for you.
At Clinica Lase, we believe in the holistic treatment of wrinkles and sagging skin. We’ve found that when we treat our body well from the inside, it shows on the outside. By skipping on sugary or caffeinated drinks in favour of a glass of water, you can create firmer, plumper skin that is less prone to wrinkles and sagging. When combined with a wholefood diet rich in fruit and vegetables, you’re delivering essential vitamins and antioxidants to the skin, creating a healthy glow that’s less prone to wrinkling.
Treatment for a saggy neck
Sometimes, it takes more than topical treatments and a good diet to reverse the signs of an aging neck. If you feel like you need some extra help in tightening and plumping the skin, there are a range of safe and non-invasive treatments available to you.
Anti-wrinkle injections are a common procedure used to relax the muscles in your neck. After a thorough consultation with a Clinica Lase supervising Doctor or expert cosmetic nurse, the treatment will be administered. Not only will existing wrinkles disappear but new wrinkles will be prevented from forming. Clinica Lase only uses the latest, safest and most effective anti-wrinkle injections. The full effect of our anti-wrinkle injections can be seen within 7-10 days of the procedure with beautiful results that last an average of 3 to 4 months.
Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, made directly into the skin to fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue. Typically made from hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers differ from neurotoxins like Botox as they don’t “freeze” muscles to reduce wrinkles, rather smoothing out the skin by filling in lines and softening wrinkles.
The popularity of hyaluronic acid as treatment for neck wrinkles lies in its ability to attract and store moisture, giving skin a plump, youthful appearance. The procedure has minimal downtime, with many patients going about their business as soon as the treatment is complete.
Speak to a member or our team about dermal fillers and how they can help you restore and maintain the skin on your neck.
At Clinica Lase, we often recommend Laser Genesis as a safe and non-invasive procedure that will transform the appearance of your neck and decolletage. The treatment works by stimulating collagen production, helping to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Laser Genesis is a popular treatment for men and women who wish to rejuvenate their skin without any downtime or after effects. Our cutting edge Laser Genesis laser heats the dermis, which is located just below the skin’s surface, prompting collagen production and a soothing, facial-like experience.
There is absolutely no pain involved with Laser Genesis, in fact many of our clients find the treatment relaxing and pleasurable.
The team at Clinica Lase are here to answer any of your questions about neck wrinkles and the treatments that can help reduce them.