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What are Neck Lines

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what are neck lines

Neck Lines

Also known as neck wrinkles, neck lines are the creases that appear on the skin of your neck as you age. While it isn’t possible to prevent them altogether, there are measures you can take to slow down their progress. Also, the team here at Rutland Aesthetics provides a range of treatments. Some will reduce the necklines altogether, while others will just make them less noticeable.

Whether you’re worried about the appearance of neck lines or you’re starting to notice that they’re settling in, it’s worth learning more about them. In doing so, you can figure out which aspects of your life are making them worse and start considering treatments that slow down their progress.


Why do wrinkles start appearing in the neck area?

Although your skin acts as your body’s first line of defence against the outside world, in some areas, it’s more delicate than others. Your neck is one of those areas, which is why you might start to notice necklines appearing around your mid-twenties.

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Skin Changes Over a Lifetime

Your neck is also an area that comes under a lot of stress and strain. Just consider some of the movements you make throughout the day. From throwing your head back with laughter to slouching at your desk, your neck muscles are always in use. The constant use of your neck muscles, alongside some natural ageing factors that are happening internally, makes wrinkles appear in the neck area.

Throughout your life, your body produces two essential proteins: collagen and elastin. While collagen gives your skin and muscles their structure, elastin keeps the neck skin looking supple. Unfortunately, although you’ll always produce collagen and elastin from the moment you’re born to the day you die, your body’s ability to do so slows down from around the age of twenty. As a result, while you’re using your neck, it’s also losing some of its youthful appearances due to the reduction in collagen and elastin.

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Neck Line Rejuvenation

Although neck lines aren’t dangerous, they might leave you feeling self-conscious. Both men and women encounter this problem, and either gender can take steps to reduce their appearance and retain their youthful look.


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Ways you can prevent ageing necks from appearing too quickly

Like any area of medicine, cosmetic complaints arise from ‘modifiable’ and ‘non-modifiable’ risk factors. When it comes to necklines, some of the non-modifiable risk factors include genetics and the ageing process. There’s no point in worrying about them because there’s nothing you can do to stop them happening.

On the other hand, there are some modifiable risk factors you can address to stop your ageing neck from becoming too problematic.

  • Using moisturisers to prevent neck lines

    While some scientists may disagree, there are moisturisers out there that tackle the neck and breast area to promote better tone. Neck moisturisers contain compounds that will plump and firm your neck, reducing the appearance of lines and leaving you feeling more confident. When applying yours, make sure you move in a smooth upward motion, and ensure it becomes a part of your daily skincare routine.

  • The sun is not your neck’s friend

    Although lots of people love to walk around with a healthy glow, having too much sun will make your face and neck area worse. At the same time, you shouldn’t avoid the sun altogether, as this will hurt your Vitamin D levels.

    Our advice is to use a moisturiser that contains an SPF factor. When Britain encounters one of its rare heat waves, or if you go on holiday somewhere where the sun is stronger, do the following:

    • Wear a suncream that has a high SPF and applies it regularly
    • Don’t spend time in the sun when it’s at its hottest
    • Try a neck scarf if you can’t avoid spending time in the sun

    The same UV rays that make you glow also break down your collagen and elastin. As such, while you may have a fetching tan, you’re accelerating the ageing process.

  • Make some lifestyle changes

    Certain aspects of your lifestyle can make necklines worse. For example, smoking reduces the blood flow to your neck, which then means it receives fewer toxins and fewer of the vitamins it needs to stay strong. Similarly, failing to eat a healthy diet will allow the pollutants you encounter throughout the day to turn into free radicals, which also makes your neck skin age faster. Finally, if you don’t drink enough water or eat enough Vitamin C, you’ll produce less collagen. By bringing a healthier balance to your lifestyle, you can tackle problems in the neck area and enjoy health benefits throughout your body.

  • Give your neck a little massage

    On the topic of blood flow, massaging your neck will bring more to the area. Arch your neck backwards and move your fingers down the front of the areas where lines appear. Do this gently, as there are essential blood vessels in the area that you shouldn’t aggravate. Try this massage for three minutes each day, and you’ll witness some astounding benefits.

Possible Treatments

In many cases, people don’t start to modify the lifestyle factors that are making their necklines worse until they begin to appear. That doesn’t mean you should avoid doing them, but you may want to consider cosmetic treatments too.

  • Redermilisation for necklines

    As a relatively new treatment, Redermilisation gives you the chance to tackle neck lines from the inside. As injections that feature hyaluronic acid and succinic acid, they address your neck wrinkles in a couple of ways. First, the hyaluronic acid draws moisture to the area, which plumps your neck and addresses the sagging effect. Alongside succinic acid, it also encourages fresh cells to grow. By working alongside each other, they help you retain a youthful look for longer, leading to skin that’s both firmer and softer.

  • Finding the right skin care products

    If you’re open to the idea of using skin care products to tackle your necklines, but you’re not sure where to start, the team at Rutland Aesthetics can help. Through performing a thorough consultation, we can recommend skin care products that will help you slow down the appearance of neck lines. The products we recommend will depend on your age, as well as the lifestyle factors you’re willing to address.

  • Make some lifestyle changes

    Certain aspects of your lifestyle can make necklines worse. For example, smoking reduces the blood flow to your neck, which then means it receives fewer toxins and fewer of the vitamins it needs to stay strong. Similarly, failing to eat a healthy diet will allow the pollutants you encounter throughout the day to turn into free radicals, which also makes your neck skin age faster. Finally, if you don’t drink enough water or eat enough Vitamin C, you’ll produce less collagen. By bringing a healthier balance to your lifestyle, you can tackle problems in the neck area and enjoy health benefits throughout your body.

  • Chemical skin peels

    As the name suggests, chemical skin peels use a blend of substances to remove layers of your skin. While this may sound like a scary process, there are various degrees of peels, and when a professional uses them, they encourage new layers of skin to perform. Depending on how ‘deep’ the peel is, this leads to younger and firmer skin, reducing the appearance of neck lines.

    The nature of the peel your professional uses will depend on how old you are, plus the nature of your skin, you may benefit from either a light or a medium peel. Both are available as ‘in-office’ procedures, which means you can leave once they’re finished.

    By removing one or more layers of your skin, a chemical skin peel will encourage new layers to generate below. Some of the benefits of this include:

    • Your body’s natural response is to create more collagen and elastin in the area, which makes the skin look plumper and firmer.
    • As you’re laying down new skin cells, they’ll look fresher, rather than tired and dull.

    It’s important to note that following your chemical skin peel, your skin is more sensitive than usual. This means missing out on time in the sun and wearing makeup. However, the team at Rutland Aesthetics will provide aftercare advice that allows you to maximise your results. Most patients will have more than one peel, allowing them to see the benefits for longer.

  • Botox type injections

    Botox is a beauty buzzword that many people are familiar with. While you’re probably aware that you can use it on your face to reduce wrinkles, you may not have considered it for your neck.

    Botox type injections work in a couple of ways. First, it works its way into the gap between your neck muscles and the nerves that serve them. Doing this makes them relax, so your necklines either disappear entirely or look less prominent. Then, because they prevent your muscles from working so hard, they’ll slow down how fast those neck wrinkles appear.

    If you’re worried that they’ll affect your facial expressions; don’t. Botox type injections only affect the area your doctor injects them into, which means everything else will remain as normal.

    Like chemical skin peels, you’ll need more than one Botox type injection to see the benefits. Most people return for another therapy after three to four months. However, the more often you have them, the fewer treatments you need, as they become more efficient.

How Can Rutland Aesthetics Help

At Rutland Aesthetics, we’ll begin your neckline battling journey with a thorough consultation. From there, we’ll decide which therapy best meets your needs. With Dr Dhesi, you can develop a solution for reducing the appearance of neck wrinkles, allowing you to enjoy a fresher look.

To begin the process, get in touch with a member of our team, and we’ll start discussing your needs.

*Please note that a free medical consultation is required before having the treatment. Book online or call for an appointment.

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