Most people think that reducing the wrinkles on their faces can help them hide their age. However, there is another spot that can betray your age: the neck. Similar to your facial skin, your neck also begins losing elasticity over time, causing it to sag and develop wrinkles.
While necklines are a natural part of aging, you don’t want them to reveal how old you are. The good news is that there are numerous treatments that can help you enjoy a more youthful look. In this blog, we will discuss all of those treatments so that you know what to expect.
To begin with, the skin on your neck is much more delicate and vulnerable to damage as opposed to the skin on the rest of your body. It also produces less collagen, which is why its chances of wrinkling are higher. Let’s explore the main reasons why wrinkles form on your neck.
Your genetic makeup can determine how fast you get neck wrinkles. If these types of wrinkles run in your family, chances are high that you will develop them as well. A proper skincare routine can help delay the effects if you catch the wrinkles early on.
Your neck may not be as exposed to the sun as much as your face. However, due to the vulnerability of the skin, it’s more prone to sun damage. Also, the neck is often neglected during the skincare routine, and this can encourage the appearance of wrinkles.
Throughout the day, you move your head in different directions, causing your neck to follow in the movement. These repeated motions can cause lines to form on your neck – lines that will deepen with time and with movement. “Tech Neck” is a common term given to neck lines that are formed as a result of having our neck bent down looking at our computer screen or cell phones.
Here are some of the treatments that Dr. Ariel Ostad recommends for neck wrinkles:
When you have fine lines or want to prevent the formation of wrinkles, products like Dr. Ostad’s neck refining cream are highly recommended. This cream features a special combo of retinoids, vitamin C, ferulic acid, and other growth factors to help regenerate your skin. By applying it regularly on your skin, your results will be visible with time.
To get the most out of these neck refining creams, you should use them together with a sunblock product. Additionally, if you have age spots that you want to conceal, you can try the Sun Shade tinted product as an extra step in your skincare routine.
When creams and other topical products are not enough to nourish your skin or reduce your wrinkles, procedures like Morpheus8™ can help you. Using the power of both radiofrequency and microneedling, Morpheus8™ triggers a skin resurfacing process, offering tighter, smoother, and much healthier skin.Morpheus8™ treatments provided by Dr. Ostad will deliver energy pulses into the skin using tiny needles. As your neck skin heats up, your body’s natural collagen production is triggered, starting the healing process of fuller, more youthful skin in the treated area.
If the neck wrinkles are caused by repetitive movements of your head, BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you reduce their appearance. With BOTOX® Cosmetic, the muscles responsible for the movement are temporarily immobilized, and with time, the skin will become much smoother. Dr. Ostad can inject the BOTOX® Cosmetic into the areas of your neck where you have these dynamic wrinkles.
If the lines on your neck are caused by the repetitive movements of your head, Hyaluronic Acid-based Filler can help reduce the appearance of etched lines. Dr. Ostad can inject filler into the area to improve the appearance of these lines and fill the area with volume. Every patient is different but results from Filler typically last up to two years.
MyEllevate is a minimally invasive jawline contouring procedure using a permanent suture suspension that is performed under local anesthesia. Patients are comfortable, awake, and alert but are numbed completely. MyEllevate skin suspension suture can be used to help improve the appearance of the platsymal bands and tighten the skin under the neck. This procedure helps to refine the neck, lower face and jawline with natural-looking, long-lasting results with minimal downtime! With MyEllevate, there is generally little to no bruising, swelling with minimal downtime.
Laser treatments like Fraxel CO2 and Fraxel Restore can help improve the skin tone and texture on the neck, as well as smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Fraxel CO2 is one of the most powerful and versatile lasers in our collection. This device delivers precise levels of laser energy to the skin’s surface, causing upper layers to rapidly shed. Since Fraxel works with fractionated CO2 energy, it stimulates cell turnover and skin rejuvenation, with minimal discomfort or side effects. Fraxel Restore laser is a non-ablative laser that treats the skin’s underlying layer without harming the surface. This laser triggers natural collagen production to create firmer, more youthful skin.
You shouldn’t allow your neck to betray your age, which is why you should treat fine lines and wrinkles as soon as they appear. In some cases, a neck refining cream or a few BOTOX® Cosmetic injections should be enough. In other cases, laser therapy may be much more efficient. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ariel Ostad and find out which treatment works best for your needs and your aesthetic goals.
For more information about treatments to eliminate neck wrinkles, you can contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. We would be more than happy to help you with all the information that you need. Fill out our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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