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How to fix a crepey neck

Crepey Neck Treatments, West Malling, Kent

Your neck, often an overlooked area in skincare routines, can reveal signs of aging like crepey skin. Understanding its causes, preventive measures, and effective treatments is crucial for maintaining a youthful appearance. Let’s delve into the why and how of fixing a crepey neck and maintaining a youthful decolletage for longer.

What causes a crepey neck?

In a word, photoageing. This is the effect of ultraviolet light (particularly UVA, which is present in daylight all year round) on your skin which, among other things such as its effects on pigmentation, breaks down the collagen and elastin in your skin. Collagen and elastin are proteins that keep your skin strong and springy, so when they break down, it contributes to sagging and wrinkling. Your skin also gets drier as you age as your oil glands produce less sebum (which seals moisture into the skin) than they used to. There are already fewer oil glands in the neck than in the face, so the neck skin has less of a protective, waterproof seal on it than the face does and can dry out more quickly. Drier skin wrinkles more rapidly and becomes rougher in texture than better-hydrated skin.

How can I prevent crepey skin in this area?

Prevention plays a pivotal role in maintaining a youthful neck. Daily application of broad-spectrum sunscreen helps shield against harmful UV rays, a significant contributor to skin aging. Additionally, incorporating a skincare routine with moisturisers and serums rich in hyaluronic acid and peptides supports skin hydration and collagen production, aiding in maintaining skin elasticity. A healthy lifestyle, including adequate hydration, a balanced diet, and good posture, will also help to delay neck ageing.

What is the best treatment for a crepey neck?

Polynucleotides

When polynucleotides are injected into the skin, they can regenerate fibroblasts. By doing so, collagen and elastin production is stimulated leading to an improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, tone, and texture. In addition to stimulating fibroblasts, polynucleotides also help to protect these cells from damage. They do this by providing a source of nucleotides, which are essential for the repair and replication of DNA. This is particularly important in skin cells constantly exposed to environmental stressors such as UV radiation that can damage DNA and impair cell function.

Polynucleotides help maintain our skin’s structure and elasticity by stimulating fibroblasts and boosting collagen production, promoting a more youthful appearance in treated areas such as the neck. This makes them a powerful tool in anti-ageing skincare treatments.

Profhilo

Profhilo works by placing a lightweight hyaluronic acid gel into the skin. The gel spreads to cover the treated area and because it is thermally stabilised it remains in the skin for around 21 days. During this time the gel hydrates the skin by holding water inside the skin tissues and also stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastin. You need two treatments, 30 days apart, in order to see results, which fully kick in about 8 weeks after the first treatment. The results you can hope to see include stronger, firmer skin which is more resilient and which springs back into place more swiftly when you pinch it. And you may even notice a certain amount of skin tightening, too. All these elements help reduce the crepey appearance of ageing skin on the neck.

Profound RF

For crepeyness, skin-resurfacing treatments, like RF microneedling, are very effective. They improve skin texture by using tiny needles to prick the skin before heating the deeper skin tissues, triggering collagen repair. We use Profound RF, the only proven technology capable of generating all three components of healthy skin – collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid – to optimally stimulate skin repair.

Understanding the causes of crepey skin, adopting preventive measures, and exploring suitable treatments can significantly enhance skin texture and elasticity. A combination of lifestyle changes and tailored treatments can restore a smoother, more youthful neck, ultimately enhancing overall appearance and confidence. Always consult with a qualified skincare professional to determine the best approach for addressing individual skin concerns and achieving desired results.

If you’d like to discuss the options, or to learn more about the various treatments we have available, click here to enquire or to book a consultation.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.

Awards

Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South

Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South

Aesthetic Award For Best Clinic South 2019

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2017

Businesswoman of the Year

Businesswoman of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2017

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2016

Finalist, Best Clinic South

Finalist, Best Clinic South

My Face My Body 2015

Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

IBAK 2017

Finalist, Best New Clinic

Finalist, Best New Clinic

My Face, My Body Awards 2015

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Safety in Beauty 2016

Winner – Best Clinic South England 2019

Winner – Best Clinic South England 2019

Aesthetics Awards

Winner, Growth Award 2017

Winner, Growth Award 2017

IBAK 2017

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Independent Traders Awards 2015

Bronze

Bronze

Kent Health and Beauty Awards 2015

Start-Up Business of the Year

Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2015

Brands We Use

aqualyx
cellenis
Clinisept+
coolsculpting
exuviance
Heliocare
intravita
Jane Iredale
juvederm
Kenalog
neostrata
obagi
profhilo
radiesse
rrs
skin tech
teosyal
thermavein
Venus Concept
Viviscal Professional
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