Is Crepey Neck Creeping In? Here’s How To Address It

What is crepey neck?

Crepey neck is defined by the appearance of loose, thin, and wrinkled skin on the neck. As you age, you may notice this gradual progress before it begins to affect your contours and overall appearance.  

What causes crepey neck?

The primary cause of crepey neck is natural aging, which leads to a decrease in collagen and elastin production in the skin. As we age, skin naturally loses its firmness, leading to sagging and wrinkling. Additional factors, like genetics, smoking, and sun damage can accelerate this process by breaking down collagen and damaging the skin’s underlying structure, making some people more prone to crepey neck than others.

How to address crepey neck

Fortunately, there are several solutions available for crepey neck. If you’re experiencing signs of aging, or are looking for ways to prevent them, consider trying: 

Lifestyle improvements

It’s possible to address crepey neck through early prevention, taking a proactive approach focused on an anti-aging lifestyle. Sun protection is paramount, as consistent use of sunscreen and protective clothing can prevent further UV damage that exacerbates crepey neck. 

Hydration is also essential to maintain skin elasticity, so drinking plenty of water can improve and maintain youthful skin texture. Additionally, a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and nutrients can support collagen production.

Topical skincare

Moisturizing with lotions, serums, and other topical solutions can play a vital role in improving skin texture, reducing wrinkles, and tightening sagging skin that creates crepey neck. 

In particular, products that contain ingredients such as retinoids, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants can help stimulate collagen production, hydrate the skin, and enhance overall skin health.

Dermal fillers

To address already established cases of crepey neck, dermal fillers can add volume to throat tissue while smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. 

Filling in the creases and providing support to the skin can help improve skin texture and restore a more youthful appearance to the neck and décolletage. However, the results are temporary and may require periodic maintenance treatments to sustain the desired effect.

Neck lifts

As a surgical procedure, a neck lift is the most impactful and permanent solution for addressing a crepey neck. Deep plane neck lifts in particular can recontour the neck and restore a youthful appearance. This technique repositions and lifts the underlying muscles and tissues to not only tighten surface skin but completely transform the contours of the neck, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. 

While it involves a more significant recovery period and comes with surgical risks, the deep plane neck lift offers lasting results that can significantly improve your appearance. 

Crepey neck surgery for natural, lasting results

Aging is an unavoidable fact of life, and loss of collagen and skin elasticity is inevitable, no matter how well you take care of yourself. Cosmetic procedures are often the best solution for crepey necks because they can deliver long-lasting results. It’s critical to work with a highly skilled and trusted plastic surgeon to ensure a safe procedure and desired results. 

Dr. Mark Murphy and the team at Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgery have decades of experience in delivering beautiful, natural-looking results without any indication of a procedure. Schedule a consultation to learn more about deep plane neck lifts and other methods for treating crepey neck. 

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