Tight, firm and smooth skin are the hallmarks of healthy and youthful skin, but as we age, we naturally lose elasticity and collagen, resulting in loose skin, increased wrinkle definition and potentially the appearance of sagging skin.
The décolletage is one of the first areas that the ageing process begins to show. More mature individuals often complain of loose skin around the neck and chest, more pronounced wrinkles and a general decline in texture.
While there’s nothing wrong with embracing your natural beauty as you age, there are an abundance of options to help restore your youthful appearance if you feel you want to seek treatments.
The skin on your décolletage is much more delicate than elsewhere on your body. It behaves more like the skin on your face and needs to be treated with care to keep it looking healthy and youthful.
In addition to being more delicate, the skin in this area is also much thinner. The combination of being delicate, thin and on a part of your body that most people aren’t taught to care for means that it’s often ignored. A lack of skincare application across the décolletage is like not applying moisturiser to your face throughout your life – you would expect to see the same results on your face too.
In addition to this, the décolletage is often the victim of accidental sun damage. When applying sun cream, most people will spray cream on their limbs, shoulders and face but forget to apply sunscreen around the neck.
With the lack of care and accidental sun exposure that this more delicate part of the skin receives, it’s no wonder that the first signs of ageing tend to be found on the décolletage.
There are several ways to rejuvenate the delicate skin on your chest. Changes in lifestyle and skincare routine can make a big difference, but if you feel particularly conscious of the appearance of this delicate area, then other methods can be employed.
Applying high-quality products regularly is the best way to care for your skin. Having a skincare regime not only improves the appearance of ageing skin but can also reduce the speed at which your skin ages further. Apply body lotion after you shower, then apply facial skincare and work it down onto your décolletage to ensure that it is sufficiently moisturised.
Finding the right skincare for you is critical to seeing an improvement. Obagi skincare is medicated products that change how the skin functions on a cellular level. The product range is designed to treat a variety of skin concerns and is prescribed at a consultation to ensure you are using the correct products.
Once you begin using Obagi, your aesthetician will follow up with you regularly to ensure that you are still using the correct products and seeing great results.
For more mature individuals, Epionce may be better suited. Epionce is a powerful range of anti-ageing skincare that’s formulated to deliver highly effective treatment with outstanding quality ingredients, without irritating the skin. The product’s effectiveness has been proven through double-blind studies. The skincare range is designed to cleanse your skin, remove impurities and repair the skin without disturbing the skin’s natural barrier. Book a consultation with Hans Place to discuss what skincare may be best suited to you.
It also goes without saying that you should be using a high SPF sunscreen (ideally factor 50) to protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can further accelerate the ageing process.
Often when a new line appears on the skin, we assume that it’s a sign of ageing, but it could actually be a sign of dehydration. Dehydration lines occur when the body is chronically dehydrated – this could be because you aren’t drinking enough water on a regular basis or because you’re not using skincare (or the right skincare).
Before seeking further advice on treatments, try to drink enough water every day to ensure that your skin is in the best condition possible.
INTRAcel is a powerful skin rejuvenation treatment that works to firm, tighten and smooth the skin to combat signs of ageing. The treatment is often referred to as a non-surgical facelift because it delivers such outstanding results while still being gentle enough to use on delicate skin like the décolletage.
INTRAcel combined radio frequency technology and micro-needling to create small amounts of temporary damage to the skin. This encourages the body’s natural healing process to target the treatment area, producing new, healthier skin that feels tighter and looks smoother.
Dr Comins highly recommends the treatment for anyone looking to improve the texture of their skin for a more youthful appearance, for anyone that would like to reduce sagging skin or fine lines, and for anyone who would like to diminish skin texture like open pores and broken veins.
There are a variety of treatment options that can be used to improve the appearance of ageing skin on the décolletage. Other options include ULTRAcel, dermal fillers, and Renuvion. Book a consultation with Hans Place today to discuss your areas of concern and explore treatment options that are best suited to your needs.