You’ve seen and heard a lot about the different things you can do about reversing the signs of aging on the face. What about the neck and chest/decollete?
The skin in the chest area is frequently exposed to ultraviolet light, which leads to the same issues of irregular tone and texture, wrinkling and uneven discoloration that we often see in the skin of the face. The neck and chest are highly visible in social situations. Often, patients wish to have the changes they see in their face corrected, but they neglect to address their neck and chest.
When we evaluate patients in consultation for rejuvenation options, we keep the maintenance of balance and harmony at the forefront so as to avoid the “done” look. There is a definite imbalance, when your neck and chest look 10 years older than your face.
What do you do?
First of all, get into the daily habit of applying a broad spectrum antioxidant sunscreen of SPF 30 to your neck and decollete, just as you do for your face. That should slow further damage to the skin.
Next, have your specialist recommend an appropriate home care regimen that will give you noticeable improvements in age spots, rough texture, laxity, crepiness and wrinkling visible in the neck and chest area. Remember that the changes to your skin did not occur overnight. Expect to see improvements in your skin over a 8 to 12 week period, with the use of home skin care products.
Finally, speak with your specialist about a variety of non-invasive and ablative treatments available to improve skin texture and tone as well as wrinkles and pigmentary changes in your neck and chest.
“keeping you youthful for years to come”