How to Reverse the Signs of an Aging Neck
- Posted on: Jun 1 2022
Naturally, our faces receive a majority of the attention when it comes to discussions around anti-aging. And, yet, neck rejuvenation is equally important when you’re trying to stop, or even reverse, the signs of aging.Dr. Mary Hurley, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, shares a multi-faceted approach to slowing and reversing the signs of an aging neck. From daily skincare products and injectables to radio frequency microneedling and skin-tightening procedures, there are several options to consider depending on your skincare goals.
How does Collagen Affect the Neck?
Our neck is often one of the first places to show signs of aging. Studies have shown that most people begin to lose about 1% of their collagen every year.
However, there are many factors that can affect how quickly you lose collagen which are tied to your lifestyle and genetics. Some of the lifestyle factors include sun exposure, smoking, alcohol consumption, and diet. Researchers have described this as a “pace of aging”.
Collagen is a structural protein that keeps our skin plump and which we lose over time as we age, resulting in less skin elasticity and the visible signs of aging such as wrinkles. We now have many tools to help restore the skin’s collagen and elastin production such as good quality skin care products, lasers and fillers.
What can we do to slow the aging process?
Here are some of Dr. Hurley’s best anti-aging neck tips:
1. The most important tip, if you don’t do anything else, is to remember to apply sunscreen daily to your neck, not just your face!
2. Have a dedicated skincare product for the neck like Nectifirm or Tripeptide-R Neck Repair (both 15% off this month with code NECK15!)
3. Consider a cosmetic treatment to help stimulate collagen and reverse the sign of aging like Ultherapy, RF Microneedling, and CO2 DOT. Other treatments for the neck include Kybella (FDA approved to correct under the chin fullness), Botox and/or Filler for a neck lift.
Botox can be used in a variety of ways to rejuvenate the neck including to lift the jowls, relax vertical neck bands, soften horizontal necklace lines and also lift the jawline (commonly known as the Nefertiti neck lift).
If you are looking to restore volume or rejuvenate the neck, we can use filler to soften horizontal necklace lines and filler on the jawline for a neck lift.
Which treatment is Right for me?
All of our non-invasive neck rejuvenation treatments are an excellent way to bring back your self-confidence without going through surgery or weeks of recovery. Our team of anti-aging experts can create a custom treatment plan that helps you reach your specific cosmetic goals. Contact North Dallas Dermatology Associates in Dallas, TX and schedule a complimentary consultation at our laser center today!
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