Find out the Causes and treatment to get rid of neck wrinkles | Skin and Hair Academy

By Skin & Hair Academy  |   March 02, 2016

Nothing beats the amazing experience of feeling and looking young. We do everything we can to stay young and healthy. If you were asked about one thing that you think makes a person look old, chances are you would say wrinkles. Of course, you would want to prevent them from ruining your look, don’t you?

People spend lots of money and time dealing with facial wrinkles, only to notice clearly visible lines on neck still ruining their look. Wrinkles on the neck become visible for various reasons, including poor skin care, photo-ageing, excess fat and shrinking oil glands. [1] With age, the skin loses its elasticity yielding to wrinkles, both vertical and horizontal. So what can you do to get rid of wrinkles on your neck?

Here are some effective ways you can easily keep those unwanted lines at bay:

Cosmetic anti-wrinkle products: Despite the cosmetic industry going past the multi-billion dollar mark, people are often sceptical about anti-ageing creams. It is a common perception that cosmetic anti-ageing products are less effective compared to prescription topical treatments, especially in terms of skin tolerance and results. However, a 2008 study performed in Cincinnati, USA proves otherwise. After studying the effects of cosmetic anti-ageing products and prescription topical treatments on 196 women, researchers found that ‘an appropriately designed cosmetic regimen can improve facial wrinkle appearance comparably with the benchmark prescription treatment, with improved tolerability (sic)’ [2]. So you can use an anti-ageing cream from a leading brand to get rid of those wrinkles from your neck. Make sure you gently apply the cream on your neck in upward movements.

Moisturisers: Moisture keeps skin healthy and elastic, making it look younger. Dry skin is more prone to developing wrinkles. Use a nice moisturiser to keep the skin on your neck hydrated. While a moisturiser alone may not have any effect on wrinkles [3], using a moisturising cream is known to have anti-ageing effects. Also, make sure you choose the moisturising cream suitable for your skin type. If you wear foundation on the neck, apply some moisturiser beforehand. [3]

Wear sunscreen: No matter how much you love being under the sun, you need to protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Sunlight exposure is the most common cause of early ageing signs including wrinkles on the neck line [4]. Wear a suitable sunscreen to prevent sunrays from developing wrinkles on your skin. Reapply, whenever necessary. [3]

Neck Lift: Among other common reasons of wrinkles appearing on the neck are sagging skin and excess fat. If you have wrinkles on your neck because of excess fat, neck lift through surgery can significantly reduce wrinkles. A surgeon can perform platysmaplasty, liposuction or cervicoplasty, depending on the cause of the wrinkles, to help you get rid of wrinkles on your neck line. However, it is worth noting that there can be a risk of complications associated with these surgeries. [4]

References:

[1]. Skin wrinkles and blemishes , University of Maryland Medical Center. 2016. Skin wrinkles and blemishes , University of Maryland Medical Center. [ONLINE] Available at: http://umm.edu/health/medical/reports/articles/skin-wrinkles-and-blemishes. [Accessed 23 February 2016].

[2]. A randomized, controlled comparative study of the wrinkle reduction benefits of a cosmetic niacinamide/peptide/retinyl propionate product regimen vs. a prescription 0·02% tretinoin product regimen. 2016. A randomized, controlled comparative study of the wrinkle reduction benefits of a cosmetic niacinamide/peptide/retinyl propionate product regimen vs. a prescription 0·02% tretinoin product regimen. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2841824/. [Accessed 23 February 2016].

[3]. Can We Prevent Aging? , National Institute on Aging. 2016. Can We Prevent Aging? , National Institute on Aging. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/can-we-prevent-aging. [Accessed 23 February 2016].

[4]. What Is a Neck Lift? , American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 2016. What Is a Neck Lift? , American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/neck-lift.html. [Accessed 23 February 2016].


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