What’s the best way to revive an ageing neck?
Beauty journalist for the Daily Mail, Claire Coleman, looks at the various ways to revive an ageing neck.
No matter how carefully you make up your face, your neck is one area that can give away your age. The skin here is so delicate and we often forget to look after it with the same care as our faces. This, in turn, means that the skin can wrinkle more easily.
“When it comes to appearance, after wrinkles and facial firmness, women said the neck was their greatest concern”
As well as wrinkles, fat can also appear under the chin forming jowls. Dr Tracy Mountford explains “You have to consider the chin, jawline and neck together. When it comes to concern about excess fat, research shows this area is the second biggest concern after the abdomen.”
There are various non-surgical options you can choose to combat the signs of ageing in the neck. CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing treatment which targets fat cells, crystallising them, causing them to shrivel and die. And with the introduction of the CoolMini applicator, it is now far easier to target smaller areas.
For necks that just need a moderate amount of firming and lifting, Dr Mountford recommends Ultherapy. This treatment uses ultrasound to stimulate collagen growth. As we age, lines and wrinkles appear on the neck and in some cases, these can be hereditary. However, some women in their late 20s and 30s can develop them too, due to ‘tech neck’. Dr Mountford also uses small amounts of dermal filler towards the back of the jaw as this can also help to lift the neck.