by Deborah Jones
September 12, 2009 at 3:05 pm in Fashion & Beauty by Deborah Jones
Help!! any suggestions on quick fixes, for the sagging neck area? Any special exercise, or creams/ointments that really work? Why the neck first? H E L P!!
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cynthia bovee.bos said on September 12, 2009
do you remember the little “paddle with a ball attached to it toy”‘? if you hlod that in front of your face with ball dangling and try and bob it with your chin raised up several times a day it’s like push ups for your neck….have been dping that for years…you can also attach a small toy kitty ball to a string and get the same affect..do it in front of the miiror as well keeping your back tall & straight
Deborah Jones said on September 17, 2009
Thank you Cynthia, sound good to me!
cutestuff2 said on October 3, 2009
Wow….sounds like a cheap and easy…or maybe not that easy…lol…..solution to the neck problem!! I’ll have to try it myself…Thanks!
Emma said on March 4, 2010
I am trying to envision the paddle. Do you try to bob the paddle up and down or forward and back with your chin. Is the paddle horizontal or perpendicular? Thanks
Jemma2U said on August 13, 2013
Do you recall Jack LaLanne’s show ? If yes or no – he used to have a segment my Mom used to do. And – it worked – put your head back and move your jaw from side to side for a ten count. Then, in the same position – move your jaw up and down (open wide*) – for a ten count. Then look straight ahead and pull your jaw again side to side for a ten count – then open wide, let your jaw drop and then bring your bottom lip up over your upper. All for a ten count…. Build up to a repetition of 20-30 – of each – ;]. Should feel and see a difference in about as little as a month. OR QVC has this item that fits in your mouth – and you close and smile for a few rep’s and that works too. But that costs about 25-30.00 – Whereas the first mentionable is free * Good Luck **
Joan Miller said on September 17, 2009
I bought some Strivectin neck cream….been using it for 3 weeks and what a difference. Also, I do an exercise consisting of sticking my tongue out as far as possible (when nobody is looking) and never, never pull the skin on your neck.
meigler said on September 15, 2009
By any chance do you have any before and after photos? Strivectin is awfully pricey. However, I have a reunion coming up so it may be worth it.
I will definately post some before & after pictures, Thanks Joan!
HEY Joan, where can the strivectin be purchased? thanks for sharing!
oftheflowers said on September 18, 2009
I just saw an ad in my Costco savings booklet for members. I see a $20 off coupon for StriVectin Neck Cream. Check: costco.com for the coupon.
ladybug60 said on March 3, 2010
becareful about purchasing skin care products and health drinks from E-Bay.. you need to know the expiration date before you purchase, some of the items are already expired when purchased! Not a good thing.
Sherryl said on September 22, 2009
You can find Strivectin on Ebay…
juabq said on September 23, 2009
I bought Strivectin, tried it, and ended up sending it back. It was awful..had little “stringy” fibers in the cream. Yuck. I even ignored them for about 2 weeks, hoping it would tighten things up regardless of the texture of the cream. It didn’t do a thing! $90 and nothing to show for it. I called them, they told me to send back the unused portion and they would refund me my money. It took 2 months, but they did give me the money back. Never again.
grandma said on September 18, 2009
Practice trying to touch your nose with the tip of your tongue. My grandmother did this exercise and never had a turkey neck.
Just JudyS said on September 20, 2009
This makes perfect sense and I’m going to try it! Japanese women massage their faces and necks every single day. I have been using a product by REVIVA Labs, “DMAE Firming Fluid”, which I love. (You can read more about it on various sites). Grapeseed oil is awesome for massaging the skin!
Lynnette said on September 19, 2009
i would just get it toned in Strax or by your nearest plastic surgeon… with a mastercard, visa or american express. It will shed years of your life!!! I see that on TV all the time, it is the lastest thing. Fortunately i do not have a neck problem, but have many others and just took care of it.
oftheflowers said on September 28, 2009
ohhhhh, something for me to look into.
DT said on September 22, 2009
The NV Perricone, M D Cosmeceuticals products are the best and have the science behind them to change your skin from the inside out. Get one of his best selling books at the library to read his explanations. I started using his products and they make a real difference over the usual Estee Lauder, Olay, etc. For the first time in my life I concentrate on my neck and chest also.
sephora currently has some of his products highly discounted on their sale pages because he is changing packaging. I also registered on his website and you will get sent sales from time to time which is the best time to buy, like 20% off.
DianneSue said on September 29, 2009
I bought a neckline slimmer. It comes with serum. Just starting using it so can’t comment on how it works. I do understand.
anaid said on September 29, 2009
I have the same problem but was afraid to ask … thanks for stepping up! I hope we get some answers. I should that my sagging neckline increased after I went thru chemo. Not sure if there is a corralation or not but I thought I’d throw it out there!
MagentaRose said on September 29, 2009
Thank you for all the possible solutions. I had just tried not to look! Call me coward.
Check out cynthiarowland.com
Peacelilly said on September 29, 2009
My neck was the first place I noticed wrinkling and sagging. I use a night cream for mature skin with Q10. It has helped some. I am careful to always use suncreen when I am out and I keep some kine of moisturizer on it all the time. These things help some but short of plastic surgery, I don’t think i am going to stop aging. I am 63 but many people say I look younger than my age. Good luck!
Oliviasfp said on September 29, 2009
Here is a website for facial exercises. http://www.shapeyourface.com/default.htm
peggykass said on September 30, 2009
Not an overnight fix and perhaps too late for your reunion, but great for the rest of your life. Facial Magic exercises by Cynthia Rowland are fantastic. I have been doing them for more than a year and people always think I am 10-15 younger than my 63 years. Mostly because of those exercises and good skin care. I don’t use her products but her exercises make a huge difference.
Deborah Jones said on September 28, 2009
Facial Magic exercises by: Cynthia ROWLAND, HOW CAN I connect with these exercise, Iam 59 yrs old, & have always used the CLINIQUE regime. I am willing to try anything else that will will work. Thanks Peggy Kass, have a blessed day!
Patti Phillips said on September 30, 2009
I’ve been using a product called Firm after the morning shower and before bed. It helped lift the skin settling at the collarbone and firmed the neck. I’ve been very pleased at looking ten years younger and it costs $33. a tube, lasts 6+ weeks and can be found in healthfood stores. It’s made by Mannatech.
Happyone said on September 30, 2009
Lifestyle Lift. Google it – check it out. Nothing topical is going to help.
Lynnette said on October 1, 2009
I AGREE 100% w/Happyone!
Spa Girl said on October 1, 2009
Just curious….how much is the Lifestyle Lift? I’ve been looking at that for a while now.
Happyone said on October 2, 2009
I paid about $4000 in Atlanta for the LifeStyle Lift. Exception results. I haven’t regretted it for a minute. They say you can return to work in a week – I did, but 2 weeks would have been better.
Within 2 weeks I looked 10 years younger. I did it in 2006!
BreatheDeep said on October 3, 2009
I have been looking at this and am interested. I want to drop some pounds first…I just started getting this “neck thing” and I’m appalled…yuch…How is it holding up after 3 years…?
I’ve seen an ad for the Lifestyle Lift. Does anyone know the cost of this and is it an invasive procedure?
Spa girl – this is done in an office setting – I was there for 1/2 day – you may need someone around for 24 hours after. There are stitches – you have to ice your face – clean the wounds – use Mederma. For me, 3 years later I have very tiny scars – no one else can see them and no one can tell. I get comments constanted that there is no way I am 55 years old!!
Jasmine48 said on February 20, 2010
Did you have just your face done or the neck, too? The infomercial makes it look amazing.
SallySue said on October 1, 2009
just curious – of those with a sagging neck problem, i wonder how many have been on thyroid medicine?
Bardine said on October 11, 2009
I have been on thyroid meds for 40 years and yes, have chicken neck.
Fran S. said on January 2, 2010
O, my gosh. Ever since my thyroid went over the hill, all I’ve had are problems. I would say yes, definitely losing my neck here. There’s the weight gain (tons), the exhaustion, eye problems, ringing in the ears, cold hands and feet, heart pain…..the exhaustion is the worst to deal with. I’ve lost trust in my doctor, all she knows to do is prescribe Levothyroxine. Obviously, it does very little to help.
Nimble said on April 30, 2010
why thyroid? I do have a thyroid problem and a bad neck also
Fran S. said on April 30, 2010
Diseases age people, some worse than others. I have found that when I force myself to exercise, I have more stamina, strange as that sounds. It’s difficult to make myself walk the treadmill and lift weights but as I have become stronger and stronger as time goes on, it gets easier, although it’s always a challenge. Here’s what I do: I remember that there are people with disabilites far more severe than mine who continue with therapy in spite of the difficulties. The other thing I remember are the activities I want to do that require energy, such as trips to the zoo with my grandchildren and walks through the new museum in SF and hiking trails in Yosemite. Those thoughts give me incentive.
The best gift I have given to myself is to stop worrying about how I look. I’m fortunate because I used to be attractive and I had a lot of fun with that at the time, but now my focus has changed to matters that are more meaningful to me. My hair is easier to take care of and I don’t plaster my face with make up. Everything is easier now because I watch for other women to emulate, those who are spiritual and loving and fun and I spend my days seeking after anything that nourishes my spirit…..It’s far better and more enjoyable to be me now that it ever was in the past.
Bea said on October 1, 2009
Have you tried hemorrhoid cream?
dianne said on October 1, 2009
it works for puffy eyes…it just might help the neck too.
JoAnn Q. said on October 1, 2009
Several things. QVC sells a Facial Flex exerciser that fits inside your mouth and strengthens your facial and neck muscles. I’ve been using it for about 10 years. I will be 60 next month, and I look at least a decade younger, judging by the surprised looks when people learn of my age. I also like their Diane Young’s neck cream. It helps smooth out that crepiness.
Only If, she said! said on October 2, 2009
I’ m 62 and have been a life long gum chewer. When other women ask about my great neck my only answer is, chew gum daily.
My dentist says I clench my teeth at night–he said he could tell by my ‘great’ jawline. I think chewing gum so much in my younger years made me have ‘smoker’s wrink’s around my mouth—I don’t smoke.
shack1959 said on October 2, 2009
Hey Deborah, I use Chin/neck wraps. My husband even uses them. You can tell a difference in less than an hour. You can find them under Products , then Slimming at http://www.slimmingwithterry.com
Let me know how they work for you if you decide to try them.
Good luck with whatever you chose !!
Candace said on January 2, 2010
Has anyone tried the thing advertised on TV called Neckline (I think)? It’s a device that rests between your chest and chin and you open and close your mouth. The before and after pics were impressive – the sagging neck basically disappeared, but then photoshop can make anything disappear. If anyone has tried it, please post!
BreatheDeep said on January 2, 2010
I used Strivectin-it was pricey and I wasn’t satisfied. Let’s face it-it’s not going to look like plastic surgery but it did tighten the area-what I noticed on me was that it had a strinkwrap look-it looked like something being held in and the worse part about it was the smell…I walked out of the front door into a warm day and I got a hugh whiff of what I percieved to be a vaginal, unclean smell. It was disgusting. I didn’t have time to go back in and wash my face (late for work) and I was so self-conscious of it throughout my day. I avoided everyone the best I could. I’m 55 and I had an undereye lift back in my 30’s so I’m no stranger to surgery. While it’s not for everyone, I’m saving up for it because it’s what I want. I’m not happy with my chin on my chest at 55…
Jasmine48 said on February 27, 2010
Has anyone seen a recent photo of Candice Bergen? She was on Boston Legal for several years always wearing a scarf or some sort of neck coverup–if it slipped a bit the not so good nceck was visible. I know I have an eagle eye for such things. But in recent photo there she is in all her glory with silver strands in her blond hair—featured as looking HOT at 65 or whatever—and ‘natural’. Her neck looked terrific ! Natural I think not–Hollywood has sold us a bill of goods on what we should look like ‘naturally’. Takes quite a few bucks to look that good.
So here I am trying to touch my tongue to my nose…..using cheapy stuff in green jar—all seems to help a bit. ; )
shack1959 said on March 4, 2010
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PattonStockburger said on March 4, 2010
Mary Kay has a new product Timewise Replenishing Serum +C that is working on necks and faces
Have you been moisturizing your neck? We need to treat our neck with the same care we treat our faces.
debbie-deb said on October 7, 2009
After 2 years of trying to remedy my increasingly jowly lower face and my crepy, saggy neck (and not wearing turtlenecks!), one week ago
Oops, sorry, I was interrupted and didn’t finish———anyway, one week ago today I had out patient surgery with a local plastic surgeon I had researched, to have this ‘aging’ area remedied. I am only 55 and I don’t feel old so why should I look haggard and saggy? The surgery lasted 4 hours, I don’t remember a thing; my husband drove me home and I slept off and on all day. The next day, my husband took me back to surgeon and my dressings were removed and I was cleaned up a bit.
Today was my one week check-up and my stitches were removed (behind my ear and back of head/temple area of hair line). Hardly noticeable already! I have my wonderful profile back! The swelling is almost gone, the brusing (neck area and right under my jaw) are fading beautifully. I tried a turtle neck on today and WOW! I was grinning from ear to ear! No jiggly ‘turkey’ gobbler stuff! Ladies, I did this for MYSELF and no one else! It was about me feeling good about myself at this stage of my life. My three childen have told me that they didn’t really notice that I seemed to be aging (I’m just Mom to them but now that I have had the surgery they realized what I was talking about. I have been told, ‘amazing, you look awesome Mom (24 yr. old son), ‘you look so cute’ (26 yr. old daughter) and ‘WOW, you look 10 years younger or more’ (my 29 yr. old daughter). I know surgery isn’t the answer for everyone (and it’s not cheap—total for me $8500) but it was so very worth it for me. I’m very happy with the results! Life is good!
p.s. My hubby, also 55 is thinking of getting his droopy eyes ‘lifted’ now. Too funny huh
Lynnette said on October 15, 2009
great!!!! Hey, if you have the money, do it. Strax who has all recognized doctors from Harvard and Yale is having sales galore…. The economy is really hurting their business because at times likes this people keep their money very close to their heart.
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