Turkey Neck

Your neck lines reveal your age, while some of us are putting all kinds of goodness onto our face diligently many neglected the neck.


How Neck Wrinkles Develop

Wrinkles tend to first develop where the skin is exposed to the harsh effects of the environment, such as on the hands and face. Another area where skin is often exposed, yet we do not think about it until after we see the signs of aging skin, is on our necks. Once they are formed, neck wrinkles and sagging skin in the area is very difficult to deal with, making prevention a key aspect of treatment. This is because the skin on the neck often becomes thicker than what is ideal, and is a part of the body that is in constant motion, causing the skin to stretch.

Every time you swallow, turn your head, or speak, the neck is moving and stretching the skin with it. Repetitive gestures, when combined with sun damage, can cause deep lines and wrinkles on this area of the body.

Horizontal versus Vertical Neck Wrinkles

When it comes to neck wrinkles, two distinct types must be addressed. The first are horizontal wrinkles, which generally occur as a result of collagen deficiency. Collagen is a natural element present in our skin that keeps it firm and gives it a smooth, plump appearance. The production of collagen tends to diminish over time due to hormonal changes in the body and environmental hazards, such as damage from the sun.

Vertical neck wrinkles are more problematic, because they are often deep in the skin and develop over a long period of time. Vertical creases on the skin are often due to keeping the head in the same position over long periods of time, which usually occurs when working with a computer or when you sleep. Because most people cannot control their actions when they sleep, these are often the most difficult neck wrinkles to prevent. Long-term exposure to the sun combined with long periods of staying in the same position, make decreasing vertical wrinkles difficult.