What Is It?
The most common signs of an ageing neck are the development of vertical muscle bands, sagging skin, and excess fat deposits. Muscle bands occur due to the regular use of the platysma muscle, with the vertical lines representing the muscle edges.
Wrinkles and fine lines often appear in the face and neck area when people are in their 20s and 30s. Many people report noticing more prominent wrinkles on their necks before their faces. For most, however, neck skin doesn’t usually show advanced wrinkles until around age 50.
Your neck, while not always your first thought when it comes to skincare, tends to show age even before your face does due to neglect. A youthful-looking neck requires a multi-pronged approach.
What Causes It?
Genetics and hormonal fluctuations can also influence collagen and elastin production all over our bodies, including the neck. Together, these factors can cause the neck's texture to alter but there are plenty of ways to reverse the signs of aging.
What Can I Do To Help It?
There are a variety of things that can slow premature aging and the neck wrinkles that come with it. Here are some of the best solutions:
Use Retinol-Based Neck Creams And Serums With Vitamin C
Antioxidants help shield skin against UV damage while increasing the collagen factor. Retinol is also invaluable when it comes to cell regeneration. It speeds up the process of cell turnover to produce younger, softer-looking skin.
Exfoliate Your Neck
Dead skin cells noticeably dull the skin’s appearance. Exfoliating removes these cells along with acne-causing dirt and oil accumulated in the pores. The fresh skin revealed is more easily penetrated by anti-aging products. Using products specifically designed for each skin type and avoiding harsh ingredients may also help. Always use a light touch and don’t over-exfoliate. The skin on the neck is delicate, so you don't want to treat it harshly. Gentle resurfacing treatments such as alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids exfoliate without irritation in lower concentrations and are tremendously effective at preventing visible signs of ageing on the neck in particular. Its best to treat the neck like the skin around your eye area.
Always Wear Sunscreen
Applying sunscreen daily. Keep in mind that it’s still necessary to wear sunscreen even with foundation on. A broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 is recommended. Sunscreen one of the best ways to fight visible signs of ageing anywhere on the body, but particularly on the neck. The thinner skin on the neck allows UV rays to penetrate more easily and cause damage more quickly.
Drinking plenty of fluids keeps the skin looking and feeling great by drawing out toxins. Furthermore, when the body becomes dehydrated, skin loses its elasticity and tone.
Moisturise The Skin
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. We can’t say it often enough. Although many people diligently apply facial products on a daily basis, many neglect their necks. This is especially important as skin ages and naturally becomes drier. Many changes in the body arise approaching menopause including differences in skin tone and texture.
Healthy eating offers key nutrients the body requires to carry out essential functions. It also encourages cell renewal and supplies antioxidants, which can help prevent neck wrinkles.
Manage Stress Levels
Try to take a bit of time each day to relax and decompress. Even a short break can make a surprising difference in the way the body (including the neck) looks and feels!
Treatments To Try:
Vitamin A Peel is a medical peel which takes a tailored approach to the management of all ageing concerns, pigmentation, sun-damaged on the face, neck and décolleté. A consultation and pre-peel prep are required. Some degree of peeling and flaking is to be expected. A Vitamin A peel uses medical strength retinoic acid to activate cell turnover.
SkinPen. Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin's overall appearance.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled, micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis which great to target fine lines on the neck and the décolleté. Skin Pen also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical gels, serums and growth factors to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.
LED light & Sonophoresis Skin infusion treats redness, surface capillaries and hydrate for healthy-looking skin!
Our Sonophoresis Skincare Infusion and LED light is a safe non-invasive treatment, which is suitable for almost all skin types, can strengthen your collagen fibres on your neck and décolleté.
Red light helps to enhance the skin’s natural defense mechanisms, helping to speed up healing, even out skin tone, and boost collagen and elastin production. Resulting in reduced redness, smoother skin tone and texture.
Sonophoresis uses sound waves to infuse antioxidants and hydrating skincare deep into the dermis of the skin to enhance efficacy.