Neck wrinkles don’t respond to any magic healing potion, and not as many people worry about them as they do about facial wrinkles. The skin on your neck is somewhat thin, rather like that around your eyes, but it’s not exposed to the sun for nearly the duration in life that your face usually is.
As you grow older, your neck skin may sag more than the skin on your face. This area is also more affected by simple gravity, since your other body parts have more structure underneath to resist gravity’s pull. There are a few main reasons why it’s believed that wrinkles appear on the neck.
If your diet doesn’t give you enough hydration or nutrients, this may cause your skin to sag. Exposure to sun plays a lesser role than it does with the face, but still affects neck skin. When you age, you’ll find that your face loses fat in the neck area, in addition to the areas around the cheeks and the eyes. When this happens, the skin sags around the neck and throat area. Smoking is believed to affect the neck skin in adverse ways, as well, and tanning beds may bring the problem on prematurely.
Some neck wrinkles can be prevented by toning and moisturizing your neck with creams, on a regular basis. You can also wash your neck whenever you wash your face, to keep it hydrated and exfoliated. Avoid drying out the skin, and tanning, whether indoors or out. Wear sunscreens if you’ll be out for any period of time. Remember, you can still burn from the sun even if the sky is overcast.
Wear appropriate clothing when you head outdoors, so that you’ll be exposing your skin to less sunlight. If your neck burns easily, wear a light-weight scarf and keep your body and skin well-hydrated by drinking lots of water.
You’ll find that there are a few home remedies that you can pursue, if you are trying to get rid of neck wrinkles. You may wish to use rejuvenating creams containing antioxidants or alpha hydroxyl acids for positive results. There isn’t one single cream that will erase the folds and wrinkles anywhere on your body, and this is why many people work at preventing them before they occur. Taking care of the tender skin on your face and neck will help keep your skin tighter, and looking younger.
If creams and lotions have not made any progress on the wrinkles on your neck, you might want to use dermal fillers, which are helpful in removing lines in the throat and neck area. A dermatologist may also perform laser therapy on the skin, which is sometimes found to be helpful. Plastic surgery offers good results, but check with your dermatologist before you take the surgical route, to make sure there isn’t something less invasive you might try.
Neck lifts include two main procedures. The first one works by removing the excess skin from your neck, to remove the wrinkles there. The other procedure alters your neck muscles. These can help to alleviate wrinkles if they are performed by a qualified physician.
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