The neck is one of the first and the most noticeable body parts to show signs of aging. Oftentimes the jaw loses definition, and wrinkles and age spots blemish otherwise beautiful natural features.

It’s possible to lessen these effects by taking the time to practice self-care. By doing so, the aging process of the neck becomes less severe, making us happier and healthier with minimal effort.

Let’s look at five easy ways to take care of your neck to reduce the signs of aging.

5. Nightly Facial Exercises

Facial muscles are like all of the other muscles in your body: without work, they’ll sag, atrophy, and will look and act less healthy as you get older. To fight “turkey neck”, and sarcopenia in the neck and face, try facial exercises. They’re the easiest and cheapest way to improve the underlying muscles that keep everything tight and in place. Here are six common facial exercises to practice at home:

1. Chin lifting
2. Chin lift with lower jaw extension
3. Chin lift with big kisses
4. Diagonal chin lift with big kisses (each side)
5. Chin lift with big vowels
6. Side head turn sticking your tongue out

You can get full instructions with a demonstration in the video below.

4. Nectifirm Cream

Keeping the skin moisturized on the face and neck stimulates the healthy collagen in your skin. The antioxidants in Nectifirm cream contain hydrating properties, slowing the skin’s natural aging processes. Active ingredients in Nectifirm cream include ceramides for moisture, algae extracts, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, palmitoyl tetrapeptied 7 (which reduces inflammation), and palmitoyl tetra peptide 5, which fights the development of wrinkles.

You’ll notice a difference in your neck’s appearance 30-45 days after you start using Nectifirm.

3. Chemical Peel

Another way to fight aging skin is with a chemical peel. Chemical peels work best as part of a skin rejuvenation program that treats dark spots, mild scarring, and wrinkles from sun damage.

2. Ultherapy

Sagging in aging skin is due to the reduction and weakening of collagen. Problems arise when the skin loses its resiliency. Ultherapy addresses this problem by stimulating new, supple, collagen to fill and tighten sagging areas.

Ultherapy is a surgery-free micro lift. The treatment leverages ultrasound technology and targeted sonic waves to coax slacking collagen into rebuilding. This, in turn, lifts and tightens the skin, making it great for firming up jaw lines.

Click to see Ultherapy Before & After Results.

1. Neck Lift

When the above recommendations aren’t enough, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift. Neck lifts treat excess fat and skin in the lower face that create jowls, excess subcutaneous fatty deposits, loose neck skin, and banding in the neck.

Neck lifts can be performed by themselves or in conjunction with other rejuvenation procedures such as a brow lift, fat transfer, or eyelid surgery.

If you would like more information on any of these recommendations, please contact our office today at (910) 794-5355 and our highly trained staff will be happy to talk to you about any of our therapies.

The neck is one of the first and the most noticeable body parts to show signs of aging. Oftentimes the jaw loses definition, and wrinkles and age spots blemish otherwise beautiful natural features.

It’s possible to lessen these effects by taking the time to practice self-care. By doing so, the aging process of the neck becomes less severe, making us happier and healthier with minimal effort.

Let’s look at five easy ways to take care of your neck to reduce the signs of aging.

5. Nightly Facial Exercises

Facial muscles are like all of the other muscles in your body: without work, they’ll sag, atrophy, and will look and act less healthy as you get older. To fight “turkey neck”, and sarcopenia in the neck and face, try facial exercises. They’re the easiest and cheapest way to improve the underlying mauscles that keep everything tight and in place. Here are six common facial exercises to practice at home:

1. Chin lifting
2. Chin lift with lower jaw extension
3. Chin lift with big kisses
4. Diagonal chin lift with big kisses (each side)
5. Chin lift with big vowels
6. Side head turn sticking your tongue out

You can get full instructions with a demonstration in the video below.

4. Nectifirm Cream

Keeping the skin moisturized on the face and neck stimulates the healthy collagen in your skin. The antioxidants in Nectifirm cream contain hydrating properties, slowing the skin’s natural aging processes. Active ingredients in Nectifirm cream include ceramides for moisture, algae extracts, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, palmitoyl tetrapeptied 7 (which reduces inflammation), and palmitoyl tetra peptide 5, which fights the development of wrinkles.

You’ll notice a difference in your neck’s appearance 30-45 days after you start using Nectifirm.

3. Chemical Peel

Another way to fight aging skin is with a chemical peel. Chemical peels work best as part of a skin rejuvenation program that treats dark spots, mild scarring, and wrinkles from sun damage.

2. Ultherapy

Sagging in aging skin is due to the reduction and weakening of collagen. Problems arise when the skin loses its resiliency. Ultherapy addresses this problem by stimulating new, supple, collagen to fill and tighten sagging areas.

Ultherapy is a surgery-free micro lift. The treatment leverages ultrasound technology and targeted sonic waves to coax slacking collagen into rebuilding. This, in turn, lifts and tightens the skin, making it great for firming up jaw lines.

Click to see Ultherapy Before & After Results.

1. Neck Lift

When the above recommendations aren’t enough, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift. Neck lifts treat excess fat and skin in the lower face that create jowls, excess subcutaneous fatty deposits, loose neck skin, and banding in the neck.

Neck lifts can be performed by themselves or in conjunction with other rejuvenation procedures such as a brow lift, fat transfer, or eyelid surgery.

If you would like more information on any of these recommendations, please contact our office today at (910) 794-5355 and our highly trained staff will be happy to talk to you about any of our therapies.

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