Sooner or later, most of us will start obsessing about our neck.
Let’s take a quick look at a few women widely considered to have aged gracefully: Audrey Hepburn in her UNICEF years, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep. What do they have in common? A believably lined face, a sharp jawline, and a swanlike neck.
“Turkey neck” is a rather unglamorous term for wrinkled, sagging skin on the neck, which is a common side effect of aging. It occurs when your neck muscles begin weakening and your skin loses its elasticity, or ability to stretch and stay tight. This can happen for a number of reasons ranging from dramatic weight loss to genetics. According to Harper’s Bazaar, many top doctors have noticed that there is a rise in younger women that are undergoing neck lifting surgery procedures. Some are having a platysmaplasty, a procedure in which the sagging muscles in the midline of the neck are sutured back together through a small incision under the chin. Others are choosing the more traditional neck lift, which requires incisions behind the ears, placing tightening sutures into the deep tissue, excising loose skin, and sewing incisions together in a meticulous manner.
But many women have reservations regarding invasive procedures and are wary of making dramatic changes to their appearance.
The late Nora Ephron, writer behind “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless In Seattle”, wrote a book titled I Feel Bad About My Neck”. Ephron is ashamed of her neck. True enough, despite makeup (here is a great article about the history of makeup), collagen injections and Botox, the feature that most reliably betrays a woman’s age these days is her neck:
“You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn’t have to if it had a neck.” While many women resort to surgical solutions, Ephron wrote that she’s apprehensive of invasive solutions because she doesn’t want to confront in the mirror “a stranger who looks suspiciously like a drum pad”.
So if you’re feeling a bit self conscious about your neck, you’re in good company. The important thing to realize is that invasive procedures are not your only option.
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Pro Tip: Keep in mind that crinkly skin in your is caused primarily by sun damage leading to collagen loss. Most women regularly use SPF sunscreen on their face, but conveniently forget to use it on their neck. So if you’re one of those women, it’s time to start!