Your Biggest Skincare Mistake: Ignoring Your Neck

Close-up of a beautiful young woman with a perfectly clean skin

The skin on the neck is an extension of the face so using products on this area is very important. After all, who wants to have smooth skin on their face and a dry, crepey neck? 

Most women know to apply moisturizer daily and nightly to the neck. The mistake is made in treating the neck as an afterthought. A woman will typically rub moisturizer onto her face and then whatever is left over on the fingertips will extend down on to the neck. Sound like you? While the intention is good, it’s truly not helping that much in the quest for smooth, youthful-looking skin on the neck.

The best way to treat the neck is starting today, not waiting until things have gotten worse. There are preventative measures you can take, as well as treatments to tighten muscles, loose skin, and smooth out wrinkles in skin that needs more extensive treatment.


While not all neck creams hold up their weight in results, we’ve found that Nectifirm by Revision lives up to the hype. Our patients have seen an overall reduction in wrinkles and noticeably smoother skin.


The most effective way to treat wrinkles is with the use of retinol. However, some retinol products are too harsh for the delicate skin of the neck. At ROXSpa, we recommend Ossential Growth Factor Serum Plus by ZO Skin Health. It gives all the great benefits of growth factor and retinol, but in a much gentler formulation. Perfect for the neck area.


One procedure that is loved by celebrities is Accent Skin Tightening. The Thermotherapy procedure stimulates the production of new collagen and improves skin surface texture. Treatments with the Accent system are quick and do not require anesthesia or a prolonged recovery time. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately. The result is firm neck skin, fewer wrinkles and pudginess under the chin.


Sometimes treating the neck requires the bands/tendons to be treated as well. As we age these tendons become more noticeable and dramatically age us. By injecting the bands with Botox, it causes them to relax and not jut out when speaking or moving. This is one sure fire way to look years younger in minutes.


For more extreme cases of skin and muscle tightening, we recommend Ultherapy. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure FDA-cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, on the eyebrow and décolletage. Unlike lasers or surgery, non-surgical Ultherapy bypasses the surface of the skin to deliver ultrasound energy at the right depths and temperature. This energy triggers a natural response under the skin, jumpstarting the regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen and younger-looking skin.

Call us at 310-777-0496 and book a free consultation. We can help you look years younger by treating your neck area, as well as taking care of all your skincare needs.


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