How To Get Rid of Necks Lines And Wrinkles: Tips And Techniques
Published January 06, 2023
The face is often what people see most often when they’re conversing or interacting with you in any way. That’s why most individuals would put all their attention and care on their faces.
While there’s nothing wrong with taking care of one’s face, it can cause you to neglect other parts of your body. That’s typically what happens to the neck. If you’ve been focusing only on your face, then there’s a good chance your neck has already developed wrinkles and lines.
Unfortunately, once wrinkles and lines become visible in the neck, it’ll be quite tricky to get rid of them completely. One may even wonder if it’s possible to get rid of them in the first place.
Can You Get Rid of Neck Wrinkles and Lines?
Yes, it’s possible to get rid of neck wrinkles and lines. In fact, it’s possible to do so naturally without spending too much money. Yes, you don’t have to spend thousands on anti-aging creams to get rid of neck wrinkles. That’s because aging isn’t the only cause of this problem.
Why Do You Have Neck Wrinkles and Lines?
There are two reasons why wrinkles and lines may appear on the neck:
- Daily Activities
Let’s first discuss why they appear due to aging.
Neck Wrinkles and Lines Caused by Aging
It’s not uncommon to fold your neck skin and create temporary wrinkles. If you look down for too long, for example, you’ll notice that your skin around the neck seems wrinkled or folded. Usually, it’s not a huge deal since the skin will bounce back into place and return to its smooth self.
The problem is as you age, your skin becomes less elastic. As a result, the ability of your skin to smooth its appearance slowly dwindles until your skin can no longer do so at any capacity.
The decrease in your skin’s elasticity is caused by the gradual decrease in the body’s collagen production. If you aren’t aware, collagen is the protein responsible for your skin’s elasticity.
Once your skin is no longer elastic enough, the supposedly “temporary” wrinkles will become permanent. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to prevent this gradual decline in your skin’s elasticity. Perhaps the best you can do is to delay the inevitable through products.
Collagen supplements are particularly handy in this regard as they help boost your collagen production to some extent. You can also avoid environmental factors that reduce collagen.
Examples of environmental factors that cause the breakdown of collagen include:
- UV rays,
- poor diet, and
- unhealthy habits like smoking.
Neck Wrinkles and Lines Caused by Daily Activities
As stated earlier, it’s not uncommon to accidentally fold or constrict your skin.
Activities that require you to look down for a long time, for example, can form creases in the skin temporarily. But if you engage in such activities for an excessive amount of time, the creases that are formed may become more pronounced. Ultimately, the creases may form wrinkles.
So naturally, if you don’t want to have neck wrinkles and lines, you would want to avoid these activities. But what if you already have neck wrinkles and lines? What do you do then?
How To Get Rid of Neck Wrinkles
There are a variety of ways to get rid of neck wrinkles.
Some are mostly natural, while others involve surgical methods. Though not all natural remedies work, those that do will work perfectly as a preventative measure as well.
The same cannot be said for those involving surgical procedures.
Nevertheless, let’s go over each method.
1. Neck Exercises
It’s no secret that certain exercises can lead to various health benefits. Interestingly, there is some evidence that suggests neck exercises, in particular, may stimulate collagen production.
By stimulating collagen production, you can improve your skin’s elasticity.
In doing so, skin issues like wrinkles and lines will become less prevalent.
Unfortunately, the effects of neck exercises aren’t immediate. You may have to wait for several days or even weeks to see the effects caused by the boost in your collagen production.
The good news is that, apart from stimulating collagen production; neck exercises can also tighten the neck muscles. Since loose and saggy skin can often lead to wrinkles, tightening your neck skin and muscles can potentially reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
In other words, neck exercises can get rid of wrinkles in two ways: (1) by stimulating collagen production and (2) by tightening your skin. Examples of neck exercises you can do include:
- Neck stretches: To stretch your neck, you must bend your head slightly to the right and, with your right hand, pull your head further to the right. Hold this for around 30 seconds.
Do the same but this time, bend and pull your head to the left with your left hand.
- Neck tilts: You tilt your head on one side and tilt it to the other side after a few seconds.
- Neck rolls: You slowly move your head in a circular motion while keeping your shoulders still.
Botox is a toxin that works by blocking the nerve impulses responsible for muscle contractions.
The main purpose of Botox injections is to help relax the muscles in the affected area.
Since repeated muscle contractions can contribute to the formation of neck wrinkles, preventing the muscles from contracting is an effective way of minimizing the appearance of wrinkles.
Unfortunately, the effects of Botox are not permanent.
To be precise, the effects of Botox typically only last for several months. That means the wrinkles and lines you once had on your neck may come back all at once after a while.
So, unless you can afford to get Botox injections annually, it’s not the ideal solution.
For your reference, Botox injections on the neck usually cost around $300 to $500.
3. Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is likewise a non-surgical treatment that can potentially get rid of lines and wrinkles on your neck. It uses beams of light to stimulate collagen production around an area.
Since it only stimulates collagen production rather than tightening the skin, you may not immediately notice the effects. Rather, it may take a few days and multiple laser therapy treatment sessions. To be exact, you may require 3 to 5 sessions, each costing $500 to $700.
While it’s more expensive than Botox injections, the effects of laser therapy are certainly more long-lasting. It can get rid of and prevent the appearance of neck wrinkles for several years.
Microneedling is very similar to laser therapy in that it’s a non-surgical treatment that stimulates collagen production around a specific area. However, rather than beams of light, microneedling, as the name implies, involves a device with extremely fine needles that puncture the skin.
The main difference is perhaps the duration of their effects. The boost in collagen production from microneedling will typically only last for three to five months, which is relatively short.
However, in return, microneedling is much cheaper than laser therapy. You also need to undergo three to five treatment sessions, but each session would only cost $100 to $500.
Another difference between the two is that you only need a day to heal from the microneedling. But in the case of laser therapy, you need at least one whole month to heal completely.
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Lenard Arceo is a professional blogger who is deeply passionate about health and beauty trends. Over the years, he has written articles on a myriad of topics that have helped millions of people.