Dr Oz: Neckline Rejuvenation
The thin skin of your neck can start to sag or droop as you get older, but there is plenty you can do to reverse this. Dr Oz and Dr Shirley Madhere teamed up to talk about how you can tighten up the area and make your neck beautiful again with Microcurrent Therapy, Hyaluronic Acid Cream, and more treatment choices.
Dr Oz: What Are Necklace Lines?
The muscles in your neck start to lose their tone as you get older, and at the same time, collagen beneath the skin is breaking down. With the loss of moisture and formation of wrinkles, gravity also plays a part in causing your neck skin to droop and sag.
However, Dr Madhere said that you can reclaim or reinvent your neck in whatever style you prefer, from over the counter creams to surgical options. Here are a few suggestions that could help you smooth out those Necklace Lines, or tree trunk rings.
Dr Oz: Hyaluronic Acid Cream with Vitamin C
Use a Hyaluronic Acid Cream containing Vitamin C on the neck area. The ingredients work together to tighten the skin of your neck, helping it to retain the water it needs and strengthening the area. For added protection, be sure to apply your facial moisturizer also to your neck each day.
Dr Oz: Microcurrent Therapy
Dr Oz said that Microcurrent Therapy is a hot trend around his office. This uses small electrical pulses, which are not painful, to stimulate the muscles of your neck area and help to tighten the skin. Though the results are sometimes remarkable, it can take daily treatments over a period of weeks to get the tighter, toned results you are probably seeking. If you are going to invest in a Microcurrent Therapy device, it’s good to know they can be used on other sagging skin areas also.
Dr Oz: Strap Muscle Workout
Next, Dr Madhere showed Dr Oz’s audience how to practice posture and exercise your neck. Get in the habit of standing up straight and elongating the neck.
You can also exercise by jutting out your lower jaw and then looking up toward the ceiling for multiple reps. Do this during the day as an easy exercise that can help you relax while working on your neck.
Dr Oz: Ultherapy Review
Patients with more serious concerns about the appearance of the neck may be interested in aggressive treatments. Ultherapy is an ultrasound procedure that is FDA-approved to stimulate collagen, resulting in the appearance of a neck lift within months of the procedure. Consult a dermatologist near you for more information if you are interested.