The Neckline Slimmer may seem like a revolutionary exercise tool for people fighting double chins. Is it really possible to improve the appearance of the neck through such a tool? Learn about the Neckline Slimmer, its safety and if it works.
About the Neckline Slimmer
You may have seen the informercial on TV for Paul Younane's Neckline Slimmer, a manual neck exercise tool. Before and after photos show people with double chins using the device and achieving a more youthful, tight chin. The product sells for $19.95.
Neckline Slimmer creator Paul Younane, a physiotherapist and former professional rugby player, is also a famous fitness expert known as The Professional Body Coach. Younane runs The Professional Body Company that specializes in body sculpting and fitness programs as well as exercise equipment.
The Neckline Slimmer claims that users will see results by using it for two minutes daily in as little as two weeks. The device is created to improve facial and neck appearance by tightening up the chin area. Advertisements show people getting rid of double chins, loose neck skin and neck folds with the tool. The manufacturer claims that the exerciser is a pain-free way to get rid of those problem areas without plastic surgery.
How It Works
The Neckline Slimmer is a manual exerciser that operates on springs with a flat shelf that the user moves up and down with her chin. (The exerciser actually resembles a small food scale.) The user begins with a beginner spring and then moves up to a medium and finally, an advanced spring that provides more resistance. The idea is that the up and down motion of the exerciser tones the fat and loose skin on the chin and neck.
Does It Work?
In theory, effective exercise that works the involuntary chin and neck muscles can improve the appearance of this area. There are chin and neck machines at the gym that work on this part of the body. If the Neckline Slimmer works on these muscles, users can see improvements. However, the results may not be as dramatic as the infomercial and may require other lifestyle modifications such as weight loss. A person who has excessive loose neck skin or turkey neck probably cannot get results comparable to plastic surgery with the exerciser. It is also possible that the device could mess with jaw alignment for suffers of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).
The product is relatively new and has not been widely reviewed by outside experts. The reviews from product users online claim that the product produced some type of improvement in the appearance of their necks. There are some inspiring before and after photos and testimonials posted by customers on the official site. However, there are independent reviews from customers on unrelated sites such as Amazon that share both positive and negative experiences. The positive reviews all noted that users saw a tightening or general improvement in their chin and neck area. The negative reviews included not seeing results after consistent use past the recommended two week period for results.
More research is necessary to determine if the Neckline Slimmer works. It certainly seems to have a loyal following of users who have seen positive results from the product.
For those interested in time-tested ways to improve the neck and chin area, try some chin and neck exercises that do not require gadgets such as those found on Bodybuilding.com. You can also try out those neck exercise machines at the gym.