Neck is definitely the most neglected part of the body when it comes to wrinkles. Still, it is essential to mention that exactly this part of the body is one of the most vulnerable to wrinkles. The structure of the neck skin (the neck skin is much thinner comparing to the rest of the body) is one of the reasons why wrinkles affect neck so easily. Furthermore, this area is exposed to the sun and is almost never properly protected. So in later life the neck skin may drastically change and appear even more wrinkled that the eyes or the rest of the face and body. What Causes Wrinkles around the Neck?
As it has already been mentioned this part of the body is covered with a thin layer of skin. What is more, the very supportive mechanisms of the neck are not strong enough to fight against the gravitation pull as people get older. It is a fact that fat tissue redistributes as people get older. The neck is one of the several parts of the body that loses certain amount of fat tissue. The absence of fat tissue under the neck skin is associated with lack of support and this is another explanation why the neck skin looks so saggy in older people. There are several more factors that contribute to wrinkle formation on the neck and they include poor diet (insufficient intake of all essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants), inappropriate protection (especially against harmful UV rays) and excessive exposure to sun rays in spite of proper protection (sunscreens).
How To Prevent Neck Wrinkles?
It is not possible to prevent neck wrinkles but with proper measures one may reduce their intensity and eventually delay their formation. The neck should have the same care as the face. For example, each time a person applies sunscreen on the face the neck should be covered as well. Proper protection is also required in case of wind, snow and other harsh conditions.
The neck skin is very delicate. Therefore, it cannot be treated in the same manner as the facial wrinkles. The best thing to do in order to prevent neck wrinkles or to reduce their appearance is to regularly use a rejuvenating skin cream designed specially for the neck. Proper hydration of the skin is a must. It is achieved with sufficient intake of water and usage of moisturizing creams. Prior to choosing rejuvenating creams and moisturizers for this part of the body it is recommendable to consult a well-experienced dermatologist.
If neck wrinkles cannot be reduced with the mentioned methods a person may turn to several non-surgical treatments such as Botox injections, injectable fillers, lasers, chemical peels and dermabrasion. And finally, additional help is obtained from maintaining the neutral position of the neck vertebrae and the chin elevated.