Did you know that your neck is such a delicate area?
While we tend to focus our skincare regime on our face, we often neglect our neck – the skin here tends to be much thinner than anywhere else and it’s often the first area to get slack and crepey.
It has a thin dermis layer, meaning less collagen and elastin and fewer oil glands to keep the skin supple. This makes it more prone to wrinkles, sagging and hyperpigmentation.
How do you treat a sagging neck?
There are a number of treatment options that are well-suited to rejuvenating the skin of the décolletage resulting in a smoother, tighter and brighter complexion.
If your neck is a concern and you’re wondering how best to tackle it, here are my top 5 treatments for neck skincare in clinc which can help!
1. The Nefertiti Face Lift
If you want to reverse the signs of ageing along your jawline and neck the Nefertiti Lift might be the treatment you are looking for. It is a very popular treatment where we can inject the strong neck muscle bands, specifically the ones that run vertically from the bottom of the face to your collarbone, which are creating a downward pull on your jawline. So, we can achieve a more sculpted and lifted appearance like Nefertiti of Egypt. The Nefertiti lift is subtle and has ZERO downtime and is virtually painless!
2. Injectable Moisturiser Profhilo
This is an injectable treatment that delivers deep-level firmness and hydration to your skin. It does this by regenerating, nourishing, tightening, and smoothing the skin using strategic sub-dermal injections. Profhilo is a fantastic treatment for the neck. Necks tend to need more sessions than the face for best results. We usually recommend 2-3 sessions a month apart.
3. Injectable Skin Booster Nucleofill
Nucleofill is a bio-stimulating injectable that regenerates the skin and stimulates collagen and elastin. It contains polynucleotides (exactly the same as those found in your DNA) encourage fibroblast activity to synthesis collagen and elastin for better bounce, and also hydrate by helping cells retain water. This treatment results in less laxity, fewer fine lines and long-term hydration and requires a course of two treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.
4. SkinPen® Precision Micro-needling
SkinPen directly addresses the texture and firmness of the delicate skin of the neck by stimulating new collagen and elastin production. This then improves the appearance of crepey wrinkles and rejuvenates your skin, making it look smoother. To get the most benefit a course of 3 treatments is required spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
5. Chemical Peels
Your neck can be prone to dark spots and pigmentation due to frequent exposure to the sun. Targeted skin peels remove the top layers of pigmented skin which are often dead or dull looking, revealing new skin underneath. To get the most benefit a course of 3 treatments is required spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Don't forget your neck and décolletage in your daily skincare routine!
And of course, don’t even contemplate any of these treatments if you are not extending your skincare routine past your chin! Use your hydrating serums, AHAs (lactic acid and glycolic acid), Retinol and SPF all the way past your neck down to your décolletage.
Our neck and décolletage can be very vulnerable to sun damage, so keeping it protected with sunscreen is vital – even on cloudier days. Clothing often exposes the neck and chest to the sun, making these areas especially vulnerable. Wearing sunscreen is the single best step you can take to keep this area of your skin looking smooth and youthful for years to come.