Even if you’re dedicated to your skincare routine, you may still find your neck area betrays your efforts at maintaining youthful-looking skin.
The dermal layer on the neck is not only thinner than that of your face and the rest of your body, but it also has less padding underneath it to keep it smooth and plump looking. This makes it more susceptible to sun damage and more prone to the effects of high movement from facial expressions and the flexing and stretching required in everyday motion.
And since many of us don’t include our necks in our skincare routine until the damage is already noticeable, the turkey neck is formed.
Many things, including genetics, can lead to the skin on the neck turning crepey and settling into necklace lines or simply hanging loosely under the chin.
But if you’re one of many who assume it takes a neck lift or other invasive surgical procedure to rid yourself of the waddle, prepare to be relieved. There are a number of ways to noticeably treat and tighten the skin around the jaw and neck area.
Microneedling is performed with a handheld device that utilizes needles to make controlled injuries in the skin. The body reacts to these tiny punctures by rushing collagen and elastin to the site, creating a smoother, firmer appearance. To enhance skin regeneration benefits, the microneedling device can also be used to deliver concentrated serums and growth factors directly into the treatment area. Microneedling has been shown to increase collagen production by as much as 200%.
Light chemical peels to the neck can be extremely effective at improving the appearance of sagging skin under the chin and on the décolleté. Chemical peels use concentrated solutions, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or lactic acid, to chemically remove the outermost layer of damaged skin so that new, smoother skin can replace it.
Sofwave Skin Tightening is ultrasound technology that dramatically firms the skin around the jaw and neckline by using heat to warm the dermal layers, and initiate collagen remodeling from the inside out. Unlike potential downtime associated with microneedling and chemical peels, Sofwave causes no redness, swelling, or bruising, so you can return to normal activity right away.
At-home efforts to improve the appearance of skin include staying well-hydrated, limiting sugar, caffeine and alcohol consumption, and using sunscreen on damage-prone areas.
Whether you’re talking about skin care products or med spa regeneration treatments, you should always show your neck as much love as you show your face. Healthy lifestyle factors when combined with quality skin products and the latest in skincare technology can effectively send your turkey neck packing.
Contact Kalologie MedSpa Austin to discuss our many skin care treatments and solutions for sagging neck skin.