Skincare for Neck: Advanced LED Light Technology

Written by Nabiha Khalid.

Neck lines, or neck wrinkles, are like any other wrinkle you may see around your mouth, eyes, hands, or forehead. While wrinkles are a natural part of aging, certain factors like smoking or prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can make them worse.

Some amount of neck wrinkling is inevitable. The extent of your neck lines and other signs of aging skin are determined in part by genetics [1]. However, there are products you can try and lifestyle tweaks you can make to reduce their appearance.

The neck is an often forgotten part of the body. While many people are meticulous with applying SPF to their face, they often overlook the neck.

Leaving your neck exposed and unprotected to the sun, can cause premature wrinkles.

Genetics plays a large role in how and when your skin will age. However, you can slow the signs of necklines by moisturizing, not smoking, and wearing sunscreen. Doing one motion over and over — squinting, for example — will result in wrinkles. Be mindful of how often you’re looking down or to the side, as repeated motions can cause necklines. Opting for popular and trending treatment and skincare options can be a good way to get rid of them.

How to reduce and prevent neck lines

Be mindful of how you hold your phone

You may have heard of “text neck,” which is an ache or soreness in the neck caused by looking down at your phone. Did you know this repetitive motion [2] can also cause neck lines?

All wrinkles are caused in part by repeated movements. This is why people who smoke often get lines around the mouth, for example.

The constant motion of looking down at your phone can cause your neck to crease. Over time, these creases turn into permanent wrinkles.

When you’re using your phone, try positioning it in front of your face and looking straight forward. It may feel a bit odd at first, but this lifestyle tweak can prevent neck lines from forming.

Try Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C has antioxidant properties that are great for the skin.

Certain studies [3] show that the vitamin can actually reverse some of the damage caused by UV rays and other environmental factors by inactivating free radicals. The wrinkle reduction in the study was observed at 12 weeks, so stick with the serum for at least 3 months.

Wear Sunscreen

A 2013 study [4] showed that regular use of sunscreen can slow the signs of skin aging. Wear SPF of at least 30 daily, and be sure to reapply at least every 2 to 3 hours.

Don’t Forget to Exfoliate

Your body has millions of skin cells, and it’s constantly replacing them. Every hour of your life, somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 of these dead skin cells are shed from your body, but not all of them make it to the floor. If you’re not properly exfoliating your neck, in addition to your face, these cells can get stuck in place, clogging your pores and making your skin look old and dull. When using a gentle exfoliator, don’t forget to do a little rubbing underneath your chin and all the way down to your collarbone!

Eat Fatty Foods

Wait a second, isn’t eating fatty foods going to undo all the progress you’re making by getting regular exercise? Well, it all depends on what kind of fat we’re talking about. Foods high in Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, make it much easier for your body to produce the collagen necessary to keep your neck skin looking plump and tight for as long as possible. These omegas can be found in cold-water fish, avocados, various seeds and nuts, and flaxseed oil, which is great for cold applications like salad dressing.

Don’t smoke

Smoking is one of the most prominent causes of premature aging. Tobacco smoke damages collagen, and nicotine causes blood vessels to restrict, which means skin gets less oxygen and will look older and more wrinkled.

A 2013 study [5] conducted on identical twins found that those who smoked had significantly more wrinkles than their twin who did not smoke.

Even if you currently smoke, a 2010 study [6] found that by quitting smoking, the skin will rejuvenate itself and look as much as 13 years younger.

If you currently smoke, talk to your healthcare provider about a smoking cessation program to help you quit.

Apply a retinoid cream

Retinoids are derived from vitamin A [7].They’re one of the most studied and celebrated anti-aging ingredients. Some products have a higher percentage of retinol — 2 percent is the highest available without a prescription.

It’s best to start with a small amount every few days. Otherwise, the ingredient can cause extreme dryness and peeling. With five forms of retinol to choose from, it’s a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider about which one is right for you.


Many people remember to moisturize their face, but it’s easy to forget about the neck. Some moisturizing products are made specifically for the neck.

A 2015 study [8] showed one unspecified neck cream to have “rapid and continuing ability” to improve “self-perceived” signs of aging on the neck, including wrinkles and fine lines.

Hydrating the skin will help it look plump so wrinkles are less visible, and it can also help prevent future creases from forming.

Look for a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid, which a 2014 study  [9] found to have a “statistically significant moisturizing effect.” Hyaluronic acid also comes in an injectable filler [10] that preliminary research has found to be effective at reducing horizontal neck lines.

A more advanced therapy which has got popularity now a days for skin therapy is LED light therapy device.

What is LED Light Therapy?

LED (light-emitting diode) light therapy treats various skin conditions and concerns, such as acne, fine lines and psoriasis. It comes in different types, including red light LED therapy and blue light LED therapy, which are sometimes used in combination.[11]

LED (light-emitting diode) light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that enters the skin’s layers to improve the skin.

In the 1990s, NASA began studying LED’s effects in promoting wound healing in astronauts by helping cells and tissues grow.

Today, dermatologists and aestheticians commonly use LED light therapy to treat a range of skin issues. Skin specialists often use LED light therapy together with other treatments, such as creams, ointments and facials, to give you the best results [12].

You can also buy an array of at-home devices that use LED light therapy, including LED masks.

What does LED light therapy do?

LED light therapy helps treat a variety of skin concerns and conditions, including eczema, hair loss, mild to moderate acne, psoriasis, rough, scaly, or precancerous spots on the skin (actinic keratosis), rosacea, sun damage, wounds and wrinkles.

In some cases, LED light therapy may treat small and superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC). BCC, a skin cancer, is the most common type of cancer, affecting about 3.6 million Americans each year.

Are there different kinds of LED light therapy?

LED light therapy uses various wavelengths that correspond to different visible colors. Each color penetrates the skin at different depths.

Red Light Therapy (Warming)

Promote the growth of fibroblast and collagen, reduce wrinkles, tighten sagging skin and reduce appearance of scars


Device help to visibly lift, firm and tighten your neck, décolletage and body by using red light therapy to stimulate beneficial processes at the cellular level.


Red light acts on cells in the skin known as fibroblasts which produces collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps damaged skin regeneration and heal.


Increased production of collagen prevents skin from gaining more wrinkles and slowly heals existing ones.


Sonic vibrations and warming effect gets the skin prepped to better enable molecules in skincare products to penetrate the skin more efficiently.

Blue Light Therapy (Vibration)

Blue light has antimicrobial effect that kills bacteria in the skin that can collect in your pores and glands that causes breakouts.


Blue light has antimicrobial effect that kills bacteria in the skin that can collect in your pores and glands that causes breakouts [13].


Blue light has anti-inflammatory effects that help remove free radicals that oxidize [14] and speed up aging for your face.

Purple Light Therapy(EMS)

Combined effects of red and blue light


Get the anti-aging effects of the red light combined with the skin purifying effects of the blue light in one skin therapy session.


Purple light helps oxygen attach to collagen and elastin molecules which will in turn make these fibers stronger. Skin vitality is enhanced. The effect is softer, supplier and firmer skin skin surface

Does LED light therapy actually work?

Research suggests that LED light therapy can help reduce and improve some skin conditions and issues. To see improvement in your skin, though, you need to have regular treatments.

In-office LED light therapy uses more powerful strengths than at-home devices, which makes it more effective. With LED masks and other portable devices, you likely won’t see dramatic anti-aging or acne-reducing results. You might experience subtle improvements in your skin’s appearance, though.

What are the benefits of LED light therapy?

LED light therapy might:

  • Treat acne.

  • Reduce fine lines.

  • Help with wound healing.

People with any skin type and color can use LED light therapy. LED light therapy doesn’t use ultraviolet (UV) light, so it doesn’t cause damage or burns to your skin.

What are the risks of LED light therapy?

LED light therapy is a safe, relatively risk-free treatment. If you’re thinking about buying an at-home mask or device, be sure it’s marked “FDA cleared” or “FDA approved.” Also, wear eye protection, such as sunglasses or goggles, and carefully follow instructions to confirm you’re using the device correctly.

It’s rare to experience side effects from LED light therapy. If side effects do occur, they may include:

  • Increased inflammation.

  • Rash.

  • Redness.

  • Pain.

Experts do caution that while LED light therapy seems to be safe in the short term, there’s less information about its long-term safety.

LED Light Therapy vs. Microneedling

Microneedling is another trendy procedure to rejuvenate the skin and fight against wrinkles and fine lines. The dermaroller needles and heat energy create a wound and, as a result, stimulate the skin, causing collagen regeneration and making the skin taut, and reducing fine lines.2 The benefits are the same as LED light therapy but a little more invasive. Most offices include the combination of LED light and microneedling in one visit to get the most of them to treat multiple skin concerns. "After microneedling or microdermabrasion, we finish with LED lights," says Nazarian.

The only downside is that microneedling is good for acne scars but not overactive skin infections such as cold sores or acne. The needles will come into contact with the already inflamed skin and may spread the infection.


The effectiveness of Trilumos™ LED Light has been proven by research. The volunteers experienced significant improvements in their personal assessments of skin feeling and complexion, in clinical outcomes as assessed by collagen density and skin roughness measurements and in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.  

Same Results at The Comfort Of Your Home

In-office procedure takes 20 minutes each session, once a week for first 10 weeks. DepLux TriLumos™ takes 10 minutes a day, whenever you want, without the need to schedule an appointment. The one-time payment for DepLux TriLumos™ is $80 whereas the payment for in-office one month session is $ 400.


Originally developed by NASA for plant growth tests on shuttle missions, LED Technology has since been discovered to have potiential for wound therapy. Aestheticians are nowusing LED Light Therapy to help rejuvenate aging skin and also to treat acne.

Independent Clinical Trial: REAL RESULTS

A 4-week study with 85 participants depicted some real results. 85% of them saw an improvement in elasticity and skin firmness in just 4 weeks, 77% saw an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles in just 4 weeks and 68% of participants with acne issues visibility noticed clearer skin in just 4 weeks.

What Type of Results will I see? How quickly Can I see Them?

You will saw an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles in just 4 weeks

Results are cumulative and optimal results are achieved with regular use. You can expect a more lifted and contoured face, balanced skin tone, smaller pores and smoothed out fine lines and wrinkles.

First Week: Skin feels tighter and appears more plump. Acne skin sees small visible improvement.
3 Weeks: Skin appears visibly lifted and redness is reduced.
6 Weeks:  Age lines are visibly smoothed out and plumped in. Skin feels more taught and lifted. Acne is controlled and skin has achieved a balanced complexion.

Who Should Not Use TriLumos?

LED light therapy isn’t appropriate for everyone, including people who:

We don’t recommend TriLumos to users who take medications that increase their sensitivity to sunlight, such as lithium and isotretinoin. You should not use TriLumos if you are currently taking Accutane for acne treatment. Please consult your doctor beforehand as every skin type is different.

APPLY DEPLUX ANTI-AGING GEL: Our advanced LED light therapy helps skincare products to better penetrate into deeper layers of your skin.

ACTIVATE THE DEVICE AND SELECT MODE: Turn on the device, select desired according to your skincare needs. and press the massage head down on the skin.

GLIDE DEVICE FOR 10 MINUTES: At all times, the treatment head should be in contact with your skin.

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