Our neck is the thinnest skinned body part we have, after the eyelid. At the same time, it is one of the elements that determines the image of the person in his outer appearance and determines the universal body perception index in our eyes without being aware of it. People with a thin, long and trouble-free neck look more attractive and attractive. Despite this, the neck is a neglected body part in terms of care compared to the face. Like the neck, the skin of the back of the hand is a region that deforms quickly compared to other parts of the body and also reveals the biological age. Although we take care of our hands more than the neck and support them with moisturizing dermocosmetic products, it is an undeniable fact that they need a little more attention and care due to their structural predisposition.
Of course, our genetic heritage is a determinant of our neck shape and skin structure, but the neck undergoes deformation over time due to environmental factors such as the effect of gravity, sun exposure, cigarette consumption and rapid weight gain.
Does the neck deform earlier in yoga practitioners?
Many asana movements such as cobra, bow, fish, etc., in people who do yoga intensively, can cause relaxation and separation in the neck muscles at an early age, leading to deformed and aged neck. Old neck (platysma looseness and sagging) might catch your attention in most senior yoga instructors.
How to recognize an old neck?
1- The old and deformed neck shows itself mostly with thinning of the neck skin, spotting in places, laxity and sagging of the skin.
2-The beginning of the neck skin to lose its tension and tone and the increase in superficial vascularity in the neck are also among the criteria when describing neck aging.
3-The gradual disappearance of the line we call Jawline, which has become much more popular and easily clarified thanks to filling applications today, can be seen as a part of neck deformation due to genetics or excessive lubrication.
4-The position of the chin affects the appearance of the neck together with the jawline. While the chin is structurally backward, the appearance of the neck is distorted, while the lengthening of the chin by a few millimeters with the support of hyaluronic acid and the clarification of the chin neck line together provide a more vigorous and youthful neck appearance.
5-Transverse lines on the neck and the presence of thin neck muscles in the form of vertical bands called platysma that spread from the bottom of the chin to the shoulders are also indicators of neck aging.
6-Excessive size of the salivary gland under the chin is another factor that visually impairs the integrity of the chin and neck.
What can be done to prevent neck wrinkles and sagging?
Regular diet, smoking-free life,
Keeping the skin moist with the right dermocosmetic products,
Protecting the neck as well as the entire skin from the sun’s rays,
Sleeping on your back with a low pillow at night
Precautions such as keeping our head parallel to the ground, rather than leaning forward while sitting and walking, most often while looking at the phone and reading a book, are among the measures that can be taken to prevent neck wrinkles and aging.
Can neck deformation be treated?
There are several medical and surgical treatment options that support neck restructuring and elasticity.
Mesotherapy, which contains hyaluronic acid, vitamins and proteins in its content, aims to reduce the wrinkles of the skin and bring moisture to the skin, while it also has a lifting effect on the face and neck. Ready-made filling materials containing Hyaluronic Acid suitable for neck tissue can be recommended to the appropriate patient group for a similar purpose.
Botox has a very limited effect on neck wrinkles.
In addition, Fractional Laser applications, which restore the lost elasticity of the skin, are also beneficial in terms of both practicality of the application and reducing the need for surgery. With the fractional laser, it is possible to regenerate the cells under the skin of the neck, resulting in a more taut and wrinkle-reduced skin.
In addition, PRP and Stem cell applications prepared from the person’s own blood, Non-Surgical Facelift with Focused Ultrasound, and thread hanging are the procedures that reduce the wrinkles of the neck and restructure it.