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Swan neck or Tech Neck its up to you

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

In the past year, we have spent more time than usual in front of screens and a variety of electronic devices, the radiation emitted from them and the blue light have been proven to be accelerators of aging. Add to that the constricted bending in front of the zoom meetings, the iPad and the smartphone - and you get a winning recipe for wrinkles.

But the main damage from these home office conditions is undoubtedly the neck that worked overtime, bent, stretched and contracted - movements that when performed very frequently can cause wrinkles of width and length in the delicate skin of the neck and neckline.

Long pressure on the neck muscles created by overuse of technology such as mobile phones, tablets and computers and can cause shoulder pain, tension and stiffness, as well as the formation of wrinkles in the neck area. This phenomenon, where technology is harmful to our necks, even has a name: “Tech Neck”, and is currently one of the hottest concepts in the biotech world, which has also been appropriated on the aesthetic side after being used to describe orthopaedic pain.

The market, which has identified another segment of wrinkles that bothers us, has responded accordingly, and at the moment you can find on the care shelves more and more products designed for the treatment of the neck and neckline - from serums and creams to products combined with a massage roller. But just before moving on to the revealing neck and décolleté clothes and the preparations that accompany them, here are some things to know about neck skin:

  • 1. The dermis layer does not withstand stress. The dermis layer in the neck is constantly under different types of pressure: stretching, squeezing and gravity. As we age, the fibroblasts (fibre cells) fail to respond to the external mechanical pressure as before, which over time affects muscle relaxation, firming the skin and the appearance of wrinkles and creases.

  • 2. Sun can cause "iguana neck" The skin of the neck is thinner than the facial skin and is therefore particularly vulnerable to sun damage, but despite this most of us stop by applying sunscreen to the chin, which is a shame. Exposure of the neck to the sun without a sunscreen causes significant signs of premature aging such as hyper-pigmentation, loss of elasticity (loose neck) and wrinkles and creases. This radiation damage accumulates on the skin, and in combination with the natural aging process and constant neck movement can cause visible horizontal and vertical wrinkles, also known as "iguana neck", which of course stands in stark contrast to the beautiful aspiration - "swan neck".

  • 3. Smiles also affect the neck platysma is the main muscle involved in the production of neck movements that extends from the chest and shoulder up the neck and connects to the skin around the mouth and lower jaw. It helps in opening the jaw and also helps us to create facial expressions like smile, frown and even kiss. These expressions cause a constant contraction of this muscle, and over time form vertical and horizontal wrinkles on the neck as well as the cleavage.

So what do you do to keep your neck well-groomed and tight?

Strengthen this sensitive area well to try to prevent damage in advance and delay as much as possible the appearance of wrinkles, creases and blemishes?

This prevention routine is quite simple: Profhilo®

Profhilo® is one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market 💦👌🏻 Profhilo® not only boosts and hydrates the skin, but also remodels ageing and sagging tissue. The most common areas of treatment include the face and neck and can also be used for the décolletage, hands, arms, knees and abdomen area where it would effectively treat skin laxity. The treatment is suitable for men and women as well as offering skin benefits for patients of all ages.✨

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