Neck lines are a common occurrence in both men and women. They may be either vertical or horizontal and may be limited on one side of the neck. Like skin on the face, the neck skin is fragile. Any injury can easily leave a scar or create a crease.
The most common cause of necklines is advanced aged. Necklines may also develop in some people because of their posture. The continued maintenance of the neck in an awkward position will lead to development of necklines. Other causes of necklines include prolonged sun exposure and smoking. In both these cases, the necklines appear much earlier and reflect premature aging of skin. Further, necklines caused by sun exposure and smoking are often very difficult to reverse.
Once necklines develop they often progress and turn into deep creases and furrows. The skin eventually starts to sag and looks crumpled.
The primary reason why people with neck lines seek medical help is because of poor cosmesis. However, before one starts to seek help the first thing to do is to quit smoking. If smoking is continued, no treatment will work. The next step is to change one’s lifestyle and perform neck exercises. Exercise can help strengthen the muscles below the skin and can help decrease aging lines. There are no foods that can reverse necklines but it is still important to eat a healthy nutritious diet.
Some things that can be done at home to prevent necklines from worsening include use of moisturizers. It is important to prevent dryness of skin as this reduces formation of wrinkles. When going outdoors it is important to use ample sunscreen and prevent the skin from being damaged by the UV rays of the sun. In addition, perform some type of neck exercise on a regular basis and avoid maintaining a neck posture in one position for a prolonged time.
To erase neck lines, there are several treatments being offered but not all are effective. Topical treatment with Chemical Peels and Dermabrasion only removes the very fine lines on the neck and does not affect the deep creases. A simpler way to get rid of necklines is with Botox injections. These injections are done as an outpatient and the results are immediate. Some cosmetic experts recommend the use of lasers to erase the necklines. Another option to erase necklines is with the use of Dermal fillers. These fillers are injected as outpatients and do help with deep creases and broad wrinkles. There are a number of fillers on the market and the choice depends on affordability, durability of the procedure, expectations and experience of the healthcare provider.
If you have necklines and are bothered by them, the best person who can assess them is a Cosmetic Healthcare provider. Prior to your consult, read about the causes of neck lines and how they are treated; the more educated you are about neck lines, the greater is the likelihood that you can make a more informed decision on the type of treatment that you want.