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When it comes to healthy aging solutions, it’s time we focus a bit more on the neck and chin. Premature neck sagging is on the increase rise, which experts say could be caused by the fact that we look down at our phones an estimated 150 times a day (we’re not kidding).  There are now plenty of neck products and procedures available to both help tighten your neck, prevent future wrinkles and even resolve the awfully annoying double chin. 

Tighten The Turkey Neck And Ditch The Double Chin - Here's How| LongevityFirstly, Why the Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a part of the natural aging process. Wrinkles are formed through repeated expressions such as smiling or frowning. Younger people are able to have their skin spring back after after repeated expression. However, as we get older our skin becomes less elastic and less able to protect itself against the damage as it looses its flexibility. There are many of avoidable environmental factors that also contribute to wrinkling.

Air pollution also plays a role in wrinkling. The toxic fumes have been found to also play a huge role in premature wrinkling.

Wrinkles are also caused primarily by sun damage which leads to the loss of collagen in the skin. Therefore, wearing sunscreen on your neck daily may help prevent future crinkles (as is the case anywhere else). Loose skin and thick banding of the platysma muscle (which runs from chin to clavicle) is the reason for sagging around the neck area.

Neck Firming Procedures vs Neck Firming Creams

The selected treatment of a sagging neck is all dependent on the severity of the wrinkling.

If you have really good skin. The problem may just be with your muscle. In which case tightening procedures sure as micro botox (which offers a great lift)  and\or laser (to help with the dark shadows created from the creasing)  may be the way to go.

Although they are plenty of products that promise to give you a more youthful looking neck by introducing the collagen lost back into your skin. We now know that collagen naturally lost can not be replaced.  We are however able to work on the external improvement and prevention by tightening the skin and\or muscle depending on the severity of the wrinkling and its cause. Using tightening creams with skin healing minerals would be the most effective. This is also the best option if the issue is just that of loose skin and is less severe.

The Double Chin

Whilst neck sagging and wrinkles may start to plaque as you reach your middle age; the double chin is not as forgiving. Firstly, having a double chin does not mean that you are overweight. In fact loosing weight will, very rarely, help you Tighten The Turkey Neck And Ditch The Double Chin - Here's How| Longevityloose your double chin. You may even be genetically disposed to having a double chin. This may make getting rid of it slightly more difficult.

When it comes to getting rid of a non-weight related double chin. Without having to go under the knife, there are many other solutions. Any sheet masks and neck tightening creams may help tighten your skin overtime. Alternatively, there are plenty of face fitness formulae and exercises (that you can also find online)  to help tighten the muscle found under your chin which will then result in the loss of your double chin.

If you are looking for a procedure to help with your double chin Kybella is a popular FDA approved deoxycholic acid injectable. This offers a quick solution to the fat found under the chin. The procedure is often performed under local anesthesia to make the needle pricks far more bearable.

Mbali Masinga

Mbali Masinga

Mbali Masinga is a Media and Lifestyle enthusiast currently studying towards a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications at Drew University in the United States.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.