I have been using the same anti-aging plan for my neck for about eight weeks and here are the before (top)and after (bottom) photos. While the changes are not as dramatic as they were on my face, you can see a genuine improvement. There is now a pinker tone to the skin so there is no longer such a big difference in color between my neck and face. It was a nice surprie to see that the baggy skin under my chin looks significantly tighter. You really have to hand it to Retin A!
The texture is a bit better, but still looks a bit like chicken skin ( eg bumpy). The horizontal lines are about the same.
It takes much longer to repair neck skin, so I’ll just keep going with the plan. At night I apply a pea size dab of Retin A to the neck and top it with a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid. During the day I apply a 30SPF sunscreen to protect my neck from additional sun damage. Once a week I use a home glycolic peel from Patricia Wexler that I found at Bath and Body Works. And remember they have a full refund policy if you don’t like a product that you bought from them. Just save your reciept.
Looking at my neck I have renewed respect for the scarf skills of chic French women. I had thought the scarf was a sign of a great fashion sense. Now I suspect its a really cleaver way of hiding a less than perfect neck. I’ve found a great site that offers new ways of tying scarves. Check out www.unefemme.net for flattering ways of tying different types of scarves. I found my new favorite scarf tie on her February 1 post.