The skin loses its ability to look plump and smooth the older a person gets.
This is largely due to a decline in levels of collagen and elastin from the skin’s inner structure which contributes to the formation of lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead and hands.
Just like these other wrinkles, neck lines are also a natural part of the ageing process, to which genetics and lifestyle habits also contribute.
Neck lines are the horizontal creases that run from one side of the neck to the other, and can also be referred to as ‘neck bands’ or ‘tech neck’. When the skin produces collagen and elastin at a slower rate than in younger years, it can become weak and dry.
This eventually leads to creasing and sagging skin on the neck. The many movements of the neck that are performed every day – looking down and side to side – are also a factor that contributes to the weakening of skin and the supporting muscles.
The rate and severity to which the ageing process becomes visible in a person is often down to their genes, but can also be sped up by activities such as: smoking, alcohol consumption and eating an unhealthy diet. These habits increase the rate at which collagen and elastin breaks down, bringing on ageing effects quicker than they naturally would.
Many people undertake a daily skincare routine that helps to keep the face looking and feeling young. This routine does not often extend to the neck, leaving the ageing process to take hold.
At The Bloom Clinic, dermal fillers, skin boosters (such as Sunekos or Redensity 1) and wrinkle-relaxing treatments can help to decrease the look of neck bands by filling out any wrinkles, boosting new collagen and elastin formation and relaxing the muscles that move the neck and cause a crease.
Chemical peeling and regular use of medical grade skin care for the neck can ensure the skin holds on to its youthful properties.Book a Consultation