Frequently asked questions
Are lines on the neck during pregnancy more visible?
There are so many hormonal changes going on inside your body during pregnancy so any small wrinkle you may have on your neck could potentially become more visible.
How can you hide lines on your neck with make-up?
Applying a light, moisture-rich foundation on your neck will help you cover your fine lines and wrinkles. Be sure you are not wearing a heavy matte formula as it would accentuate more your neck lines.
Surgical treatments for wrinkles
Wrinkles can be treated surgically via a procedure known as a facelift (or ‘rhytidectomy’). This involves a surgeon lifting up the loose skin on your face, pulling it tighter to help smooth out wrinkles and eliminate sagging. The operation can be carried out on your entire face or on targeted areas such as the brows or neck.
Treatment and prevention of neck lines
The neck is often one of the most exposed areas of the body and therefore it is important to protect it against damage. There are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing neck lines. These can also help you ease your discomfort from the ones you already have:
Wear SPF (Sun Protection Factor) sunscreen. Use an SPF of 30 or higher when you are outdoors, whether in the sun or not, as UVA light levels can cause damage throughout the year. Reapply every two hours if you’re swimming or perspiring.
Exercise your neck daily. This will tighten your neck’s muscles and pull in sagging skin a bit.
Use moisturisers products with built-in SPF. Though moisturisers can’t prevent wrinkles, they may temporarily mask tiny lines and creases. SPF will block both UVA and UVB rays.
Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fibre foods.
Skin peels and resurfacer treatments are designed to exfoliate your skin and encourage it to refresh itself by creating fresh new skin cells.
They also stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production to help target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Clinically proven to be safe and effective, the Fraxel® laser creates tiny “microthermal” zones (like pixels) deep into your skin, stimulating new collagen production.
This means the growth of fresh, clear and new healthy skin cells.
You may start noticing results within a week after your first treatment.
Your skin will feel smoother, looks less blotchy, and will have a glow to it.
At sk:n we have a range of treatments designed to help you get the skin you want.
From products to peels, our specialist doctors and nurses can recommend the best path for you to take.
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