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Deep Neck Wrinkles

by
author image Lindsay Tadlock
Lindsay Tadlock began writing in 2010. She has worked as a personal trainer for over three years and shares her fitness and nutrition knowledge in her writings. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2000 with her Bachelor of Arts in finance and worked for seven years as a commercial lender.
Deep Neck Wrinkles
Neck wrinkles can be treated with anti-wrinkle creams. Photo Credit Siri Stafford/Lifesize/Getty Images

Deep neck wrinkles start forming around the same time you notice wrinkles on your face. Most people concentrate only on removing face wrinkles, which gives neck wrinkles enough time to set deeper. The other reason for the deepening is that the neck has many folds, which increase if you are overweight or obese, resulting in deeper wrinkles. However, just as there are treatments for the face, neck wrinkles can be treated using cosmetic procedures or anti-wrinkle and anti-aging creams.

Causes

According to the Mayo Clinic, normal skin aging is the foremost cause of deep wrinkles on the neck. You can delay the formation of wrinkles, but eventually they will show up. Not using enough sunblock on the neck can increase the formation of wrinkles at a young age. Similarly, if you lose weight drastically, temporary wrinkles can form around the neck as a result of skin sagging.

Treatment

Depending on your budget, you can choose from a number of treatments for deep neck wrinkles. The Mayo Clinic lists treatments ranging from topical retinoids to wrinkle creams to surgical procedures including chemical peels, soft tissue fillers and Botox. The most expensive treatments are Botox and Thermage cosmetic treatments, which last for a couple of months, after which you will have to repeat the process. When choosing a wrinkle cream you should make sure to choose one that suits your skin type and is meant for people in your age group.

Botox

According to the Mayo Clinic, one treatment for wrinkles on the face and neck is Botox. By relaxing the muscles, Botox helps to remove fine lines. However, for deep neck wrinkles, a combination of Botox and dermal filler is used to fill the space occupied by deep wrinkles. This is an expensive procedure, and patients need to come back every couple of months because the effects wear off.

Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Anti-wrinkle creams can help reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, but this can take a lot of time. If you are using an anti-wrinkle cream for your face, start using it for your neck too. Otherwise, you can ask your dermatologist or even your regular beauty expert at the salon to suggest an effective anti-wrinkle cream.

Considerations

According to the Mayo Clinic, smoking can cause premature skin aging, resulting in more wrinkles. Always use sunblock when going outside, since the sun can speed up skin aging. Make sure you massage any cream in an upward motion to avoid pulling the skin downward, which can contribute to sagging.

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