FOR A WATTLE-FREE NECK
PRICEY PROCEDURE: Neck lift
The skin on the neck is just as susceptible to sagging as skin on the face. A neck lift removes any excess skin and fat to contour the area. The downsides: The procedure generally costs anywhere from $4,500 to $8,000, it requires 10 days of downtime and it can come with bruising, swelling and scarring.
AT-HOME HERO: A polymer-peptide firming serum “Polymers form a scaffold on the surface of the skin to provide structure and lift,” explains dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D. And while this effect can be temporary, a serum that’s also packed with peptides will correct sagging long-term. That’s because peptides help build protein in the skin to increase collagen production for a firmer-looking neck. And for best results, opt for a serum that also contains niacin, a nutrient that deeply penetrates skin to nourish and strengthen. Simply apply a serum (we like StriVectin Tightening Neck Serum Roller, $89 for 1.7 oz., StriVectin.com) onto skin in an upward motion twice a day for tighter skin in four weeks.