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How to reduce neck lines

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Although it's been said that you can tell a person's age by looking at their neck, it's still often neglected in many skincare routines. You've probably been warned that you'll regret slathering on cleanser, serum, eye cream, and moisturizer on your face but not taking it to your neck.

Whether or not you've chosen to ignore this unsolicited bit of advice, you can still develop deep-set horizontal creases that don't seem to have any connection to how you're applying your skincare products—or your actual age.

So, what's the deal with stubborn neck lines?

Excess skin on your neck...

It turns out they're caused by a combination of natural aging and the daily activities we engage in. All of the time you spend scrolling through your Instagram feed on your iPhone isn't helping, either.

We are bending our heads down and folding the skin on the neck now more than ever. It is likely that this has contributed to the increase in neck wrinkles that we are seeing even in younger patients.

Reducing the appearance of neck...

If you have more lines than other people, it doesn't mean that you're spending more time on your phone than they do, there's other factors that influence how your neck ages such as sun damage, smoking, and skin tone. To treat existing lines at home, Dr. Zeichner says it's important to use your anti-aging products on your neck in How to reduce neck lines to your face.

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The skin on the neck is amongst the most thinnest, making it more susceptible to environmental damage. In the morning, he suggests using products with antioxidant protection along with sunscreen.

In-office, lasers can be used to lasers can be used to stimulate collagen and strengthen the skin foundation. Botox is another option, although not a permanent fix. The injection can help relax the muscles under the skin to prevent lines from forming.

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