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The first wrinkle which you see on the neck are mostly horizontal lines. They are known as 'venus's rings'. They occur naturally due to aging. These horizontal lines keep on getting pronounced and more visible with your flexing of the neck. You may notice vertical lines on your neck. They also indicate wrinkling and sagging of the skin. The reason behind their appearance is not aging but sunlight exposure and sleeping patterns. Whatever be the cause, neck wrinkles spoil your physical appearance. It is needless to say that you would love to get rid of them, if not permanently then at least temporarily. The latest developments in the field of cosmetology has invented various techniques which you can use to meet your goal. Some of the commonly used cosmetic treatments which can be used for removing neck wrinkles are described below. It is followed by some exercises which can prevent or delay the formation of neck wrinkles.
Neck Wrinkles: Treatment
If you are suffering from superficial wrinkles or fine lines on your neck, you can take help from several non-surgical treatments. They include botox, injectable fillers, lasers, chemical peels and dermabrasions. Botox is described as a prescription medicine which is injected into the muscles present in the target site. It is used to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fine lines on the skin. Injectable fillers are used to fill the wrinkles for some time. It increases the volume of the face, and hence makes the fine line disappear in a natural way. Several laser treatments are available to tighten the sagging skin. The exposure of skin to laser stimulates the production of collagen, which in turn resurface the skin and erase fine lines and reduce wrinkles.
Chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure which uses application of acid to the skin so as to remove skin blemishes or wrinkles. It superficially burns the skin. However, burns are mild in most of the cases. Dermabrasion is a surgical procedure which involves controlled wearing away of the upper layers of the skin with mechanical means like sandpaper. In case the wrinkles on your neck are deep, the above described procedures may not help you much. You would have to use more advanced cosmetic procedures like ablative laser and even surgery. Ablative laser is described as the removal of the uppermost layer (epidermis) with the help of laser to enhance the appearance of the skin. The surgical operation which is carried to repair or reform body parts to make them look normal or better is called cosmetic surgery. It can remove deep wrinkles from the skin. Neck wrinkle surgery is often taken as the last resort.
Neck Wrinkles: Exercises
Following are two exercises which have been found to be quite effective at removing neck wrinkles. Perform them when your body is warmed up and loose.
Exercise 1: Sit down on the floor with your legs folded yet relaxed. Keep your back straight. Move your head to the back as far as you can and as much as is comfortable to you. Hold this posture for 5 seconds. You would feel your jawline stretched. Return to the starting position. Wait for 2 - 3 seconds. Perform the given exercise once again. A count of 10 is sufficient to begin with.
Exercise 2: Sit down on the floor in the legs-folded position. Keep the spine straight. Place the hands on the sides. Look to the front. Move your head to the right as far as is comfortably possible for you. Do not move your shoulders while moving the head. You would feel stretch in the left side of your neck. Stay in the suggested posture for about 5 seconds. Bring the head back to the central position in a controlled manner. Wait a second, and then move the head to the left side slowly. You would feel the right side of your neck to be stretched. Hold this posture for 5 seconds. Return to the original position with head at the center. This completes one count of this neck wrinkle-lift exercise. Perform this exercise to a count of 10.
No doubt the cosmetic treatment for neck wrinkle would be effective but expensive. You may have to spend quite a big sum of your hard-earned money on getting them done on yourself. Won't it be better if you follow some steps on neck wrinkle prevention? There are several things, which when performed regularly, can keep wrinkle formation on your neck at bay. Keep your neck always clean and moisturized. Prefer using an intense moisturizer. In case your skin is oily, go for an oil-free moisturizer. Massage your neck with olive oil daily before taking bath. Apply a sunscreen, minimum SPF 15, before going out in sun. Use a fine quality neck wrinkle cream as directed on its pack. Last but not the least, follow healthy diet, rich in vitamins and minerals, to stay away from neck wrinkles for long.