What Are Neck Lines?
Neck lines, also known as platysmal bands, are an extremely common sign of aging characterized by deep-set creases across the neck. You can try many preventative at-home measures, but they tend to set in over time regardless of age or skincare regimen. Neck lines are caused by the weakening of the skin tissue and constrictions of muscles below the skin, leading to lines and folds.
What Treatments Are Available for Neck Lines?
Due to their ability to quickly and effectively treat unwanted facial lines, both Botox® and Xeomin are the most popular treatments for signs of aging in North America. Historically it has been used mainly in the upper face, but now it is used anywhere on the face, neck, and even the décolleté.
Botox/Xeomin are purified non-animal proteins derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Expertly injected into select face and neck muscles, it induces temporary relaxation of the muscles, which helps soften unwanted expression lines and minimize any depressive or "pulled-down" appearance.
Exilis ULTRA 360™ is a completely non-invasive face & body contouring procedure. This treatment uses ultrasound and radiofrequency heating technology to stimulate collagen formation and improve the skin's overall texture.
Exilis uses ultrasound and radio-frequency heating technology to promote collagen and tighten the skin, resulting in improved appearance of lines, loss of elastin (loose skin), and unwanted areas of fat. It is suitable for all genders, all skin types and any part of the body.
Micro Droplet Therapy, sometimes referred to as Mesotherapy or Micro Filler, uses pure Hyaluronic acid (Skin Matters uses JUVÉDERM®) to promote skin rejuvenation and skin tightening through a series of injections into the skin's middle layer (mesoderm). This treatment instantly improves the look of skin but effectively filling in any visible signs of aging.
The Morpheus8 treatment uses microneedling to go beneath the skin and delivers a pulse of radiofrequency energy that tightens loose skin, reduces unwanted fat, and smooths the texture of your skin.
Morpheus8 is a fractional skin treatment that stimulates the collagen production of the underlying layers of the dermis. Radiofrequency energy is a scientifically proven and minimally invasive method for effectively stimulating new collagen production. The micro pins are able to renew the deeper layers of the skin with nearly no patient downtime.
Why Choose Skin Matters to Treat Neck Lines?
Skin Matters strives to provide the best ethical and professional medical aesthetic advice and treatments. We offer the same advice to our patients as we do to our friends and family and offer a carefully selected variety of safe and effective treatment options that we deem appropriate for our patients.
Skin Matters offers a variety of nonsurgical solutions for neck lines at our clinic in Vancouver BC. Skin Matters can treat your signs of aging in the neck area with Botox/Xeomin Injections for lateral lines, injectable filler (Mesotherapy) for horizontal lines, or device treatments such as Exilis, Morpheus 8, and Thermage. To determine the best treatment option, schedule a consultation with us to discuss your options and goals.
Contact us today to start your journey to looking and feeling more rejuvenated!
What Causes Neck Lines?
A combination of genetics, the natural aging process, using devices like our phones and computers, and sun exposure, amongst many other factors, can cause neck lines. As a preventative measure, it is great to apply a moisturizer to your face and neck daily, avoiding smoking and prolonged sun exposure. Stay hydrated, ensure you receive a good amount of sleep, and consider neckline treatment if you want to reduce these signs of aging.
How Do I Prevent Neck Lines?
Some preventative measures you can take to reduce the look of neck lines include:
- Neck exercises. Tone your neck muscles and increase blood flow by doing neck exercises and face yoga. These exercises are readily available on YouTube but can only prevent new wrinkles, not eliminate existing wrinkles.
- Use moisturizers or serums with Vitamin A (retinol). Vitamin A in the form of Retinol helps cell regeneration and can reverse the signs of aging. It is a powerhouse ingredient that stimulates collagen and promotes cell turnover. Vitamin C is also an effective option by using antioxidant and antiaging properties.
- Exfoliate your neck. Paying attention to washing, exfoliating, and moisturizing your neck as much as your face will remove dead cells that can make your skin look more dull and aged. Remember: What you do to your face, always do to your neck!
- Try fillers and injectables. Dermal fillers plump up the skin, and when paired with Botox injections, can smooth out the neck. Both options are a great way to reduce the look of neck lines and are a great measure to prevent new wrinkles from forming.
- Wear sunscreen. An SPF of at least 30 is necessary to protect your skin any time you go outdoors.
Stay hydrated and eat well. Nutrition and hydration to the body improve your interior and exterior health! Drink plenty of water to draw out toxins and eat a balanced diet that provides your body and skin with nutrients.
Neck Line FAQs
Are Lines on the Neck Permanent?
Neck lines are a normal part of aging, and once they form, they can only have their appearance reduced via dermal fillers, Botox injections, non-invasive treatments, or surgery. Skin naturally loses elasticity, especially after being exposed to UV rays, over time. Neck lines can also form due to repeatedly looking at your phone or laptop ("tech neck"), smoking, and not using effective skincare.
At What Age Do Neck Lines Appear?
Neck lines and signs of aging can start to appear in your 20s or 30s, but most people report noticing prominent lines on their necks around the age of 50.
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