You may have never thought about the appearance of your neck until one day you noticed deep wrinkles, loose or sagging skin, or maybe a double chin.
Now it’s all you can think about or see.
It seems to happen overnight! Now you can’t help but wonder if this is what people mean when they refer to “turkey neck”.
How Aging Affects Your Neck, and Why It Happens Faster than In Other Areas
Our necks are exposed to all the same elements and natural aging processes as other areas of the body, but are usually forgotten or neglected.
Gravity pulls the skin on our necks down creating a sagging effect, sun exposure damages skin causing looseness and wrinkles, and tissues and substances that contribute to our necks’ firmness, such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, break down over time.
Necks are used used a lot, and repetitive movements break down tissue and create lines.
As our face ages and shifts downward towards the chin and jaw, our necks bear this weight.
On top of all that, our necks have thinner skin than most other areas on the body, making them more susceptible to signs of aging.
This is also why the neck seems to deteriorate more quickly, seeming to change over night.
Then there’s the issue of the double chin that appears as we gain weight with aging. Double chin is also a genetic feature that appears in many people from a young age.
Screenwriter Nora Ephron once said, “Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth.”
Maybe that’s true, but it doesn’t have to be.
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments for a Younger Looking Neck
Kybella is an injectable that permanently dissolves fat under your skin. It also has the added benefit of tightening skin, leaving you with a firmer neck and more defined jawline.
Threads are dissolvable, biodynamic “suspension sutures” that are used to lift deep layers of the face. It’s the “non-surgical facelift”. Lifting your face removes pressure from your neck, alleviating wrinkles and sagging.
CO2 lasers use light energy to remove damaged upper layers of your skin and promote new collagen to tighten and smooth your skin. It’s the ultimate for younger looking skin.
Sublative lasers use radio frequency (electrical energy), instead of laser (light energy) to rejuvenate deep layers of the skin. It will tighten your skin and reduce wrinkling, improving the overall texture of your neck.