We focus so much on the health of our facial skin that we often forget to give our neck the same attention. The skin on the neck is thinner and more easily affected by the elements.
Genetics, sun exposure, weight fluctuations, smoking and repetitive movements like constantly looking down at your phone or tablet can create deep neck wrinkles that can make you appear much older than you are. Fortunately, there are more options than ever to revitalize a beautiful neck.
Here are some of the best cosmetic treatments for those pesky neck wrinkles.
Up Your Skin Care Game
First things first, let’s talk prevention.
- Sunscreen is one of the best, easiest and least expensive ways to ward off wrinkles. Keep the sun off your neck by avoiding direct sunlight and using a sunscreen with 30+ SPF.
- Adding a retinoid topical treatment to help boost collagen production may help slow the aging process. SkinMedica’s retinol complex is an excellent choice for all skin types that can be used to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reducing or quitting smoking and drinking alcohol as well as avoiding constant bending of the neck can help as well.
Try Laser and Radio Frequency Technology
Thanks to the convenience of nonsurgical treatments, men and women can see quick improvements to their skin with little to no downtime. Depending on the depth of your neck wrinkles, you may benefit from a fractional laser, radiofrequency (RF) therapy or a combination of both.
Fractional lasers like Fraxel’s Clear + Brilliant are great for addressing the first signs of wrinkling. These lasers use advanced laser technology to precisely target the damaged outer layer of skin with millions of microbeams. This process can help rejuvenate the damaged areas and support healthy radiant-looking skin. This gentle treatment takes about an hour to complete and requires very little downtime.
Radio Frequency Skin Rejuvenation
RF skin rejuvenation is a gentler option to help fade neck wrinkles. The RF technology is designed to help tighten up lax and crepey looking skin by heating the underlying dermis layer and encouraging collagen production. RF treatments like Pellevé® wrinkle reduction are noninvasive and can be used on all skin types. There is zero downtime involved and results can be experienced gradually over course of several months after treatment.
Hybrid Laser for Comprehensive Treatment
When more advanced treatment is needed or you want to address more than just neck wrinkling such as sun damage and hyperpigmentation, a hybrid fractional laser like Halo™️ Pro by Sciton can make quite an impact. Deep, horizontal lines on the neck can see major improvements with the dual technology of combining ablative and non-ablative wavelengths. Halo Pro treats the surface skin as well as the deeper layers to address the deeper creases and other aging skin issues.
If your neck wrinkles are lying about your age and making you look older than you are, a nonsurgical treatment could be just what you need.