Skin care for necks

The aging process is inevitable for everyone, and skin can often wrinkle or sag more quickly in some places than others.

For many people, the way that their neck appears to age them more quickly than their face is a cause of great frustration – but what can be done about it?

  • Follow a suitable skin care regime.
  • Try to make healthier lifestyle choices.
  • Consider targeted aesthetic treatments.

Although there are things can’t be helped much such as anatomy or genes, there are things that can be managed such as smoking, diet, exercise, and skin care regimes. However, external factors such as sun exposure or working at a screen (which affects posture and the way the neck is positioned) take their toll, and of course, everyone ages differently.

Nevertheless, wrinkles, vertical rings, saggy, crepey skin, and superfluous fat deposits can make people feel as if their neck is aging faster than the rest of them.

Inevitably, just like everywhere else, the skin on the neck loses elasticity as collagen production diminishes and the skin structures lose strength over time. Fatty deposits in the tissues under the skin decrease so the neck appears to lose volume, and on top of all this, gravity starts to pull them down. At the same time, the muscles at the side of the neck can sag and be subject to gravity in the same way.

Obviously, a good, skin-friendly diet, not smoking, exercise, and a thorough skin care regime will help, but what if someone wants a bit more of a targeted approach?

Popular injectables can target wrinkles which have developed as a result of muscle movements while dermal fillers add volume beneath the skin’s surface to smooth out lines. Many people happily use these treatments to target an aging face and neck.

Another option is Aphrodite Optimus. This is a minimally invasive technology involving fractional radio frequency and micro-needling. Basically, an array of very fine sterile needles create microscopic wounds at differing fixed depths in the dermis – the inner layer of the two main layers of skin, without affecting the epidermis – the outer layer.

Fractional radio frequency and micro-needling complement each other. Radio frequency energy heats the deeper layers of skin, constricting and tightening them. Fractional micro-needling with gold-plated needles (the conductivity of gold helps transmit the radiofrequency energy) in the dermal tissue stimulates the body’s natural collagen and elastin production and healing processes.

Because it combines the two techniques, fractional radio frequency and micro-needling remains a minimally invasive treatment which can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, acne scarring, stretch marks and sagging skin.

Together, both techniques can produce faster and more dramatic results for rejuvenated, firmer skin than micro-needling alone, making Aphrodite Optimus an ideal treatment for the neck.

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