If you have started noticing signs of aging on your neck, you’re not alone. Many of us pay so much attention to our face, we tend to neglect other areas that show signs of premature aging like our neck, décolleté and even our hands. A popular name for signs of age in the neck is “turkey neck” (unfortunate, we know). No matter what it is called, it’s a major bummer.
The dermis, the layer of skin that contains our collagen and elastin, is thinner on the neck. As we age and start to lose these vital components in our skin that keep it firm and tight, the neck is prone to aging much faster than other parts of the body.
Often times, it is years of relentless sun exposure that age our neck. However, more recently, our cell phones, tablets, and other technology have become a culprit to aging skin on our neck, commonly referred to as “Tech Neck”. Our technology emits blue light radiation that can cause oxidative stress to the skin. Not only is sun exposure causing brown spots, loose skin, and texture irregularities, but our hours of blue light exposure is to blame as well.
While turkey neck is difficult to fix, it is not impossible! Here is how to banish turkey neck and get back to a younger-looking you this Thanksgiving.
Say Goodbye to Turkey Neck with these Expert Tips from Noelle Cesario, LifeScape Aesthetician
TIP #1 When applying your skincare products to your face, make sure to bring them down to your neck and décolleté also. This includes cleansing your neck skin and applying sunscreen.
TIP #2: If you want to take your skincare routine to the next level, use creams specifically designed for the neck area. Look for these main ingredients in skincare that will give you the most benefit: retinoids, antioxidants, Peptides, and hyaluronic acid. My personal favorite is Revision Nectifirm Advanced.
TIP #3: Moisturize. Your neck can dry out and wrinkle easier than your face because it has fewer oil glands. Apply moisturizer to your neck as well as your face after your nightly cleansing.
Swipe your cream or moisturizer in an upwards motion on your neck in order to jumpstart circulation. This will help keep your neck skin soft and supple and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
A perfect cream to use for this step is Nectifirm Advanced Skincare cream by Revision. We carry it in our office and through our online store. Nectifirm Advanced has been recognized by NEWBEAUTY® in the “Youth Boosters” awards category as the “Neck Cream that Delivers Noticeable Results.” It was also the 2018 NEWBEAUTY® Award Winner.
By tapping into the potential of the skin’s Microbiome, Nectifirm® Advanced uses groundbreaking, first-of-its kind technology to help patients combat the visible signs of moderate to advanced aging on the neck and décolletage. Here are all of the benefits this cream provides:
- Targets visible signs of moderate to advanced aging
- Industry-leading Microbiome technology plus eight distinctive peptides
- Enhances skin’s own antioxidant system with Smart Antioxidant Technology
- Reduces the appearance of adipose tissue and rough, crepe-y skin
- Smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles
TIP #4: Invest in Blue Light Blocking Screens and keep your chin up when looking at your cell phone, computer, or tablet.
TIP #5: Skip the perfume spray on your neck. Fragrance can actually dry the skin out; irritate the skin and cause the skin to wrinkle.
TIP #6: Explore non-surgical treatment options. At LifeScape we offer treatments specifically for preventing or treating turkey neck. A few of these treatments include PDO Threads, Sublative Rejuvenation, and Venus Legacy. The latest technology, Profound RF, is the ultimate in correcting neck skin laxity, crepiness, and even addressing the concerns of the dreaded double chin.
If you follow these expert tips, your neck will gradually start to tighten and look younger. You do not have to resemble the bird on the table at Thanksgiving. Soon you can celebrate your smoother, tighter skin!
Are you interested in skin-tightening treatments to get rid of any excess skin and sagging and transform your neck back to its youthful state? Click to Book a Complimentary Consultation with Lifescape Premier today!
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**Blog post originally published on November 15, 2018. Updated November 6, 2019.