The neck is an important body part that shows a person's age. But the fact is that many people pay much attention to the maintenance of the face and neglect the maintenance of the neck. Suddenly one day when they look at their neck one day, they find that their necks look 15 years older than their face. Now we will talk about the symptoms of neck aging.
Like the face, the neck loses volume in some places and the skin is not supported as well by the fat.
Loss of structural support by the jawline
The jawline holds the skin of the neck up, and as we lose bone and soft tissue in the neck, that structural support disappears and lets everything fall down.
Growth of fat under the chin
This can happen from a very young age even in a thin person who is susceptible, creating “submental fat” which is usually known as a “double chin”. Growth of fat under the chin compromises the youthful angle of the neck. The angle of the neck is also compromised with aging over time by the shortening and contraction of the platysmal bands.
Platysmal band effects
With constant contraction and shortening over time, the neck angle is compromised by the platysmal or neckbands.
Skin aging and sun damage
As we age, the skin on our neck will age just like that on our face and this is exacerbated by sun damage and other environmental factors. There will be crepiness, pigmentation, poikiloderma, fine lines and wrinkles developing.
As we age the necklines on our necks deepen and can also get volume loss beneath them creating a depression associated with the lines.
This occurs due to a combination of all of the above and can be minimal to severe.