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Real Reason Your Neck Skin Is Sagging and How to Fix

For years we have talked about collagen as the reason neck skin sags, and that is somewhat true.

But the real reason your neck folds like an accordion when you lower your chin to peek at your phone is that you have lost elastin in the skin.

Elastin in our skin is what makes skin be bouncy and slinky.

Do a pinch test: pinch the skin on your neck. Does it stick together like silly putty or clay? Does it stay that way for several seconds? If so you have lost elastin!

Skin treatments and products designed to fix elastin in your skin are the best way to address that sagging neck skin.

As you age the bands of your neck stand out and create several issues, including making the jowls of your jaw line worse, so there can be improvement with judicious use of neurotoxins and fillers, some of which is off label in the US.

Nutrition and controlled weight loss management improves the appearance of your face and neck.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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