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How to Get Rid of Loose Neck Skin

Neck exercises and skin moisturizers are some of the options to tighten neck skin. More options are discussed below:
Some feel that a hangover is more tolerable than the sight of loose neck skin. A glance at sagging neck skin can fill us with dismay, lower our self-esteem and most importantly remind us that we are getting older. Well, aging cannot be stopped but certainly its effects on the skin can be reduced considerably, thanks to new positive developments in the field of medical science. From skin care products to surgically reshaping the neck, all have benefited in resurrecting loose skin.

Exercise
Sagging neck is an indicator that the associated neck muscles have become weak and hence no longer remain in their original position. As a result, the skin appears inelastic and loses its firmness. To strengthen the muscles and to make the skin tighter, neck stretching exercises are a good option. It is one of the most effective ways to transform sagging skin into well toned neck muscles. Just a few neck stretches 4-5 times a week and you are bound to see a substantial improvement in the appearance of the skin. With neck strengthening exercises, the skin becomes firm and the muscles gain strength and flexibility.

Skin Moisturizers
Looking for neck rejuvenation? Well, you got to use a quality topical neck firming cream. Application of appropriate moisturizers on the sagging neck can work to make the skin firmer. Massaging the affected area with a proper skin care product is one of the best ways to combat sagging skin. A massage with retinol creams or vitamin C serum benefits to reduce the appearance of sagging skin. Moisturizers accelerate skin renewal process, which assists in tightening sagging skin. In fact, applying skin creams that contain exfoliating agents provide immediate glow to the skin.

Surgery
Undergoing surgery to tighten loose neck skin provides satisfactory results but the biggest hurdle that patients face in opting for this treatment is the cost. One may have to fork out anywhere between $4000 and $5000 to get rid of sagging skin under the chin and neck. However, spending the money is worth it as the outcome gives a far better appearance to the neck area. Cervicoplasty and platysmaplasty are the two surgical procedures that are commonly used to eliminate sagging skin. In cervicoplasty, small incisions are made below the chin to trim the sagging skin. The intention is to get rid of excess skin that is seen hanging around the neck area. The doctor may also go for liposuction in which excess fat deposits are sucked out from the targeted area. In platysmaplasty too, incisions are done under the chin to gain access to the neck muscles. The surgeon then repositions the sagging neck muscles by tightening them. The surgery may take anywhere between 2-3 hours to complete.

Laser
This is yet another neck firming option that works to restore natural appearance of the skin. Also referred to as laser lipolysis (SmartLipo), this least invasive procedure is a popular remedy to reshape the affected area. In this procedure, a very small thin tube is introduced into the desired area through an incision. A laser beam is then allowed to pass through the cannula, which helps to liquefy stubborn deposits of fat. This liquid part of fat is then removed through the incision. Laser lipolysis has multitude of benefits that vary from eliminating surplus fat to tightening the loose skin. The end result is extremely impressive as it gives a perfect new look to the neck area.

Depending upon how severely the skin has sagged, the doctor will chalk out a treatment plan. In case of excessive sagginess, use of lasers or invasive procedures like cervicoplasty is the best possible option to restore loose neck skin.
By Nicks J
Published: 4/27/2011
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