neck wrinkleOne of the most common complaints that patients have these days is dealing with rings of skin around the neck.  It is a natural sign of aging that can show signs of emergence pretty early on, depending on lifestyle choices and physical determinants like height and body structure.  The neck is one of the more exposed areas of the body that will certainly age poorly if not attended too.  The sign of rings (which are essentially strong wrinkle lines that can stretch around the throat) means that the aging process has begun, and no amount of dieting or exercise will prevent it from increasing.


Regardless of where the rings come from, patients want to know how to deal with them.  This is understandable, of course, because they are not flattering and will only becoming more visible over time.  In some cases, these horizontal neck lines are hereditary and can only be dealt with via a neck lift.


Dermatologists have a number of techniques to deal with this conundrum.


Fillers – Fillers are a great way to deal with wrinkles.  Dermatologists in Sterling Heights are likely to recommend fillers for most anti-aging procedures in the neck region.  There are several different types of fillers on the market, but each of them is geared towards the same outcome: to plump the skin and thus flatten out the wrinkles. The idea behind fillers is to promote an increase of the collagen levels in the skin around the wrinkles, giving the skin enough strength to flatten out the grooves and creases that make up the wrinkles.


Botox – A cosmetic dermatologist may suggest Botox to help deal with lines around the neck.  Botox will help to relax the neck muscles that can develop tension, lifting the neck area as a result. It will not remove lines, but potentially improve appearance.


Ultherapy – Ultrasound technology will help to tighten the skin around the neck, improve crepiness in texture and is effective on wrinkles that have not become deeply set.  Depending on the depth of the wrinkles, Ultherapy might not be able to smooth out the skin around the neck completely, but give a more taut appearance.


These are some ways to deal with rings around the neck.  Fillers are most effective in general, while each type of treatment has its benefits and drawbacks based on the neck lines at hand.