Neck lines are horizontal creases that run across the front of your neck. They are a common feature for most people, especially as they age. The skin in this area is thinner than that on most of the body, and a lifetime of repetitive movements are bound to result in a line or two. However, deeper or more pronounced neck bands can result from continuous bad habits. No matter how they develop, they can add years to your appearance, with many people choosing to hide them beneath high collared shirts, turtlenecks and scarves. Your neck does not have to give away your age, and you can have the freedom to wear whatever you want following a nonsurgical neck lines treatment at Creative Dentistry & Medspa.
What Causes Neck Lines?
Neck lines, also called neck bands, can be the result of factors other than simply aging. Like most wrinkles and lines, collagen loss causes the skin to lose its natural structure that keeps the skin taught. Gravity then takes over, bringing the skin and muscles downward, creating wrinkles.
For some people, genetics may play a role in the degree of neck banding. For most people, long term lack of sun protection damages the collagen and skin fibers, resulting in photoaging and harsher lines and wrinkles. Reading in bed may come as a surprise, but the typical position of reclining and tilting the neck forward keeps the neck bent at the perfect angle to cement those deeper necklines. A newer development nicknamed “tech neck” results in neck lines forming from constantly looking down at your phone or laptop.
Breaking these habits, such as watching your posture and wearing sunscreen, can help prevent lines from getting worse, but to eliminate them, you will need a neck line treatment.
Treating Neck Lines in Sandy Springs and Atlanta
Nonsurgical neck lines treatment is very effective at reducing the appearance of the bands, providing a smooth and youthful neck area. Botox® injections are one of the first line treatments for neck lines. Botox will relax muscles beneath the bands, and your skin will become smoother and younger looking. Fractional lasering can help promote the rebuilding of collagen, while also providing a youthful glow to the skin. Chemical peels can treat the skin’s surface for fine lines and other skin damage. In some cases, a PDO thread lift helps with some neck bands as other facial tissues are lifted and repositioned.
The combination of procedures for effective neck lines treatment will depend on the condition of your skin and degree of neck banding. Book a consultation with the medical team at Creative Dentistry & Medspa today to discover the procedures that will best suit your neck line needs.