Good skin care doesn’t stop with your face. So don’t neglect your neck and chest!
Have you thought about your neck recently? If not, you’re not alone. Even people who diligently follow a skin care routine sometimes forget to protect and treat their necks.
However, this often-overlooked area of the body shows signs of aging just as much as (if not more than) your face. Neck creases worsen over time as your skin loses elasticity, and while you can partially blame your wrinkly neck on genetics, certain habits — things like sun tanning, smoking and even repeatedly looking down at your phone — can make everything worse. Obviously, for your overall health and wellness, we’d recommend ditching the tanning and smoking, but here are a few other ideas to better care for your neck and chest.
As with all skin care, early prevention is key. So when applying your topical skin care products, bring them down your neck! The anti-aging and reparative ingredients in your skin care products can also improve the appearance of your jawline, neck and décolletage. We recommend Glow Factor Vitamin C and Face Whip everyday moisturizer.
If you want further improvement, extend your retinol treatment to your neck area before you put on moisturizer – start as little as once per week to avoid overly irritating the skin! Try our Night Watch retinol drops, which speed up skin cell turnover and refine the skin’s surface.
Microneedling can tighten loose skin by stimulating collagen production, resulting in improved skin texture, firmness and hydration. Starting regular microneedling treatments before you start seeing the effects of aging can make a major difference down the line.
THE “NEFERTITI” LIFT
The same Botox and Dysport we use on your face can be used to smooth lines and creases on the neck. Known as the Nefertiti lift, Botox is used to target the platysma muscles along the lower jaw and down your neck, smoothing and lifting the skin.
Filler injections can be used to improve facial harmony by strengthening the jawline and chin and softening jowls. This improves the appearance of double chins and results in a stronger, more defined jawline.
These injections destroy fat cells through a series of injections under the chin and along the jawline. Depending on the amount of fat in the treatment area, multiple Kybella sessions are usually required (scheduled 8–12 weeks apart), and full results will be visible 4–6 months after the final treatment.