As you get older, there is a natural decrease in the production of skin cells, proteins, and amino acids that support skin health. Collagen makes up over 75% of your skin and is essential in creating the structural framework of tissues and aiding wound healing. The reduction in collagen production causes skin sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. The wrinkles that attack your neck are often called neck wrinkles or lines. The Queens neck lines from aging usually appear horizontally. Still, you may have vertical neck wrinkles or lines resulting from keeping the head in the same position over a long time, such as when sleeping or using a computer.
Prevention of neck wrinkles
- Perform neck exercises
Exercising daily or remaining physically active is vital for tightening and toning the muscles in the neck and preventing stiffness. As a result, you will benefit from relatively less sagging skin, increased blood flow in the area with wrinkles, and more production of proteins like collagen that help in maintaining healthy skin.
Practicing yoga can help prevent neck wrinkles.
- Moisturize the neck
The moisturizer you apply should contain hydrating ingredients and antioxidants to prevent wrinkles and creases in your neck.
- Wear sunscreen
Wear sunscreen that can protect you against the harmful sun’s UV rays when outdoors. Excessive exposure to the sun’s UV rays usually leads to the burning of the skin and reduction in its elasticity and, thus, the formation of premature signs of aging.
Also, it is possible to prevent neck wrinkles by staying hydrated, eating healthily, managing stress, and avoiding smoking.
Treatment of neck wrinkles
There are various treatments your doctor can rely on for treating or removing neck wrinkles. Your doctor will recommend the right treatment depending on your needs.
- Botox injections
Ensure you receive Botox injections from a licensed dermatologist or clinician, which is essential for avoiding severe side effects. Botox injections on your neck will cause the muscles to relax, which can prevent or remove existing wrinkles.
Because Botox treatment lasts a few months, you will need regular injections if you desire long-lasting results.
Microdermabrasion involves a skin specialist using a hand-held device to remove the top layer of your skin. The resulting skin appears even and younger.
The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that microdermabrasion on your neck should last about 20 minutes.
- Laser resurfacing
The treatment involves exposing your skin to beams of light. Laser resurfacing helps to boost the production of collagen and other proteins that deliver healthy skin. More creation of collagen makes your skin plumper, minimizes wrinkles, and reduces uneven skin tone.
Microneedling involves pricking the skin using tiny, sterilized needles. The creation of small wounds triggers your body’s self-healing mechanism, and thus there is more collagen and elastin production. As a result, you will have improved skin texture and fewer neck wrinkles.
Other treatments your dermatologist may recommend are filler injections, chemical peels, and surgery. A surgical procedure may involve removing a small amount of your skin to stretch the neck area with wrinkles and make it firmer.
Contact Leva Medica today to schedule an appointment and learn more about neck wrinkles.