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How do you remove neck lines and wrinkles? See these effective methods

Why it’s essential to include your neck and décolleté as part of your regular skin-care routine?

Everyone understands the importance of caring for the skin on the face, but other areas of exposed skin are frequently overlooked. For example, the neck and décolleté are extensions of your face and should be treated as such. These areas show signs of aging more quickly due to their composition.

Sagging, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and a crepey texture are all signs of aging skin that can appear as early as your twenties. However, there are numerous effective methods for preventing and treating existing aging signs in these areas. In this article, we’ll first go over the differences between these areas of skin, followed by a look at some of the best treatments for a healthier, more youthful-looking neck and decollete.

Skin Differences

The skin on the neck and decollete is significantly thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the face, apart from the eyes. The average thickness of the face is near double compared to that of the neck and decollete. The decrease in subcutaneous fat along with a thinner dermis and epidermis leaves the skin in these areas more vulnerable to skin damage for multiple reasons. The thinner dermis means less collagen production and an overall weaker structural support system, leaving these areas prone to signs of skin aging, including discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles. The skin on the neck and décolleté also has fewer sebaceous glands, leading to drier skin, which compromises the skin’s moisture protection barrier. Therefore, anatomically, there’s a lot more going on to accelerate the skin aging process of the neck and decollete.

Common Conditions:

Extrinsic factors are responsible for about 85 percent of the skin’s aging process, with sun exposure being the primary cause of skin damage. Excess sun exposure causes the proteins, collagen, and elastin in the skin to break down, weakening its support structure, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Sun damage also leads to the formation of hyperpigmentation (brown spots) and redness on the skin’s surface.

Other lifestyle factors that impact the appearance of the neck and decollete include a poor diet, smoking, stress, and lack of sleep. The amount of sleep a person gets matters for overall skin function, however, the way one sleeps can also affect its appearance. For women sleeping on one’s side can create deep wrinkles on the chest to form because of the skin continually being pushed together. Smokers tend to show more damage in these areas as well due to the production of free radicals that attack cells and cause injury, as well as lack of circulation.

Tech-neck is a term used to describe the lines and wrinkles formed in the neck area by continually looking down at a computer, phone, or tablet. Most people tend to slouch over creating lines and wrinkles in the neck and chest. The best way to prevent tech-neck is to be mindful of posture while using your devices.

An ounce of prevention:

The emphasis should always be on prevention. When it comes to the skin, this means sun protection comes first. Most people are aware of the importance of using sunscreen on the face, but many don’t think to apply sun protection to the neck and chest. Protecting your face and your neck and decollete is crucial. Avoiding the sun, and covering these sensitive areas with clothing or wearing wide brim hats are great options as well. Another means of preventing wrinkles, especially on the chest, is sleeping on your back rather than on your side.

Topical Products:

Topical products with beneficial ingredients are always ideal for the skin.

Antioxidants. Vitamin C and E work together as a potent antioxidant combination, fighting off free radicals that break down cells and cause damage.

Retinoids. Vitamin A, or retinoids, increase cell turnover, stimulate the production of new proteins and control hyperpigmentation.

Peptides. Peptides are also great ingredients to use on the neck and decollete since they support collagen and elastin.

AHAs. Alpha Hydroxy acids are used to promote exfoliation to smooth out the texture of damaged skin. Certain retinoids, including retinol, and alpha hydroxy acids can cause more sensitivity to the sun, so consider extra caution to protect these areas.

Lasers:

Laser and light therapies are the most commonly performed treatments on the neck and décolleté.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a treatment used to even skin tone for discoloration, which makes it a top choice for those with sun damage. The light energy used creates heat and gets absorbed by the color or pigment in the skin to destroy the unwanted pigment and eliminates from the body. The heat generated from IPL also helps to stimulate collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

If the texture is the top concern, then resurfacing lasers would be the treatment of choice. The most common of the resurfacing lasers are fractionated devices that heat portions of the skin until the proteins are coagulated and eventually removed. A combination of IPL and resurfacing lasers have become increasingly popular, as it gives the best of both worlds by attacking both color and texture. With all laser treatments, the provider must be careful to adjust settings according to the thinner skin of the neck and decollete.

Chemical Peels:

Chemical peels are another staple for treating the discoloration and uneven texture that occurs on the neck and décolleté. There are varying types of skin peels from superficial to deeper peels. Medium depth peels, performed in a medical setting, affect the papillary layer of the dermis. As with lasers, it’s crucial that your medical provider use extreme caution in the application of the peel and should adjust for the areas delicate composition.

Microdermabrasion:

Microdermabrasion works well for superficial pigmentation and to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliating damaged skin will always prove beneficial, as it stimulates cell turnover allowing room for new healthy skin. Often a series of microdermabrasion treatments spaced two weeks apart provides the best results. It is also an excellent adjunct treatment to laser and light therapies, as it effectively removes pigmentation that has risen to the surface and most often recommended about 7 to 10 days post-treatment.

Micro-needling:

Micro-needling also called collagen induction therapy, is another treatment that is useful for thick lines and wrinkles of the neck and decollete. It is a procedure performed in an in-office medical setting that uses multiple fine needles on a roller or in a pen-like device used to stimulate a wound response in the skin. The needles break down damaged proteins and boost the production of new proteins, collagen, and elastin.

PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment that rejuvenates the skin using the patient’s blood. It is commonly used in medical practices for the face and is now being used to treat the deeper horizontal lines on the neck. During the procedure, the medical provider draws the patient’s blood and spins it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich portion and injected into areas of concern. For the neck, your medical provider typically places microdroplets right into the wrinkles to stimulate collagen production in the area to make them less apparent. PRP is also commonly used after minimally invasive procedures like resurfacing lasers and micro-needling to assist with healing and to boost the results of the treatments.

I hope this helps! – Opera, Goolge