The Real Reason Your Neck is Sagging and How to Fix

Do you find yourself with neck folds resembling an accordion when you tilt your chin to look at your phone? The real reason for sagging neck and how to fix is fairly complex, however completely within reach. Those folds accumulate through integrity changes in the collagen, elastin, and underlying muscles of your skin.

The platysma muscle is a thin, broad muscle that covers the front part of your neck and extends from the lower jaw to the collarbone. As we age, the platysma muscle undergoes changes, becoming shorter, stiffer, and weaker.

Platysmal bands, also known as vertical platysma bands, start becoming visible on the front of the neck as we age, especially if we have a lean build. These bands form due to the gradual separation and tightening of the platysma muscle fibers. They can appear as prominent lines running from the lower jaw downwards, contributing to an aged and sagging neck appearance, regardless of the skin’s overall health.

Thankfully, there are various cosmetic procedures available to address platysmal bands and rejuvenate the neck area. Options such as neck lift surgery or minimally invasive treatments like Botox injections can significantly improve their appearance.

Additionally, microneedling combined with Radiofrequency and PRP therapy can be beneficial for tightening the neck skin. Ultherapy, a non-invasive treatment, uses focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production, leading to firmer and tighter skin on the neck, chin, and other facial areas.

Maintaining a healthy diet, using sunscreen, exercising to strengthen the platysma muscle, and controlling weight loss to preserve muscle integrity are other helpful strategies in addressing the various causes of skin laxity.

Remember, seeking professional advice from a qualified healthcare provider is crucial to determine the most suitable options for your specific needs and goals.



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