Is Your Neck Getting The Care It Needs?
People tend to hear “skincare” and automatically think of the face. Yes, it’s true that the majority of treatments and products offered in the aesthetic industry focus on the face, but your skin’s health and wellness go far beyond that. One of the areas we tend to neglect is the neck, but it can actually be one of the areas of the body to show signs of aging and damage earlier on. Today, we wanted to give you a crash course on why your neck should be part of your skincare journey, and share some of the products and treatments that’ll leave you looking healthy and youthful for years to come!
When we mention treating the neck, many patients have one question: why? While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you evaluate your regimen, it’s important to find the right products and treatments for the neck. The skin on your neck is not only thinner, but also possesses fewer oil glands compared to other parts of the body, meaning it tends to be drier due to less natural hydration. We’re also constantly straining the muscles in our neck — when we talk, turn our heads, even eat — which can result in fine lines, wrinkles and laxity over time. No matter who you are or what skin conditions you may experience, treating the neck should be a priority in your skin wellness routine.
Products are a great go-to for firming up the skin on your neck and reducing the development and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time. As mentioned before, your neck requires more hydration than your face, which in turn requires a different slate of ingredients. Beauty vloggers and YouTube personalities may encourage you to always bring your skincare products down to your neck, but in reality you should have products specific to the neck as part of your daily routine.
One of our top-rated, medical-grade products with proven results is the Restorative Neck Complex from Alastin. This product uses Alastin’s patented Trihex technology alongside peptides and antioxidants to boost your skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin. Firming, toning and hydrating, it’s a must-have for all your neck needs!
You can also explore treatment options that both prevent and treat concerns related to the neck. Botox is our go-to for preventing signs of aging, as the injectable reduces the intensity of the superficial muscle contractions (i.e. “neck bands”) in the neck and therefore lessens the pull on the skin preventing laxity from occurring over time. We’ve also seen tremendous success treating the neck with Vivace, one of the newest treatments we offer. This technology utilizes radio frequency energy through microneedling to stimulate collagen and elastin production, as well as treat scarring, uneven tone and texture. If you haven’t gotten the latest on this new offering, check out our intro blog and find out why patients are already in love with Vivace.
Your neck deserves just as much skincare loving as the rest of your body, and should always have a place in your wellness regimen. From products to treatments, there are plenty of options to help you look and feel your best for years to come, so do yourself a favor and discover the right fit(s) for you by visiting our team. Plus, for a limited time, when you spend $195 on any Alastin products, we’ll give you the Restorative Neck Complex for free — a $110 value! Be sure to call us today at 205.870.0204 or book your next appointment online.