It’s been said that you can tell a person’s age by looking at their neck.
Why do I get neck lines or “necklace lines”?
Neck lines can actually appear at any age.
But the main reason is due to ageing. The reason why the neck often looks older because its skin is thinner than that on your face. and as we age, the wrinkles deepen as the skin weakens further. It is also common that many neglect skincare when it comes to the neck area.
Our daily postures such as also lead to skin folding and wrinkles that overtime will stick around even at rest. Constant craning of your head to look down at your mobile phone or computer screen may cause the development of lines and wrinkles around the neck.
How to get rid of neck lines?
Neck lines can be difficult to remove. While it may not be entirely possible to get rid of lines on the neck, there are steps to minimize the appearance of those lines.
1. Use skincare for your neck
You can treat existing lines at home. It’s important to use anti-ageing products on your neck in addition to your face.
In the morning, use anti-ageing and anti-oxidant creams along with sunscreen for your neck.
At night, use repairing, retinol-based cream for the neck to improve cell renewal.
2. Simple exercises to tighten your neck
Lift your chin toward the ceiling while moving your jaw forward. Hold for a few seconds then repeat the movement for 10 times.
You’ll feel some tightening at your double chin area. It gives your muscles some workout and it may tone up the neck and chin area.
It is also a good workout for the neck after staring at the computer screen for a long time.
3. Exfoliate your neck
Gentle exfoliation can be really effective at reducing the appearance of neck lines. An AHA, BHA exfoliator essentially eliminates the dead skin cells. Skin peel can also be used to resurfaces and refresh the skin on your neck.
4. Radio frequency neck treatment
Neck lines can occur when there is a loss of collagen in the skin. Exilis is an FDA-approved treatment that delivers radiofrequency deep into your skin to stimulate collagen production, as well as to smooth out wrinkles around the neck.
While it is a common treatment for the face, it works for the neck and other body areas to tighten and lift the skin. Skin around your neck can be sensitive but don’t worry, it’s not a painful procedure — It feels like a gentle hot stone massage.
5. Fillers for the neck
Fillers are commonly used to plump up the skin and fill up hollowness. It’s suitable to be used for the neck to reduce the appearance of lines as well as to hydrate the skin so it looks less wrinkled.
While this treatment is minimally-invasive, it’s important to find a reliable clinic with an experienced doctor.