You would never tell how old you are—but the skin on your neck and chest may be telling the story for you. The delicate skin on your neck and décolleté are among the first places to show signs of aging, such as loose, crepey skin and freckles. Those two things occur due to damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays.
The skin on the neck and chest is frequently exposed to the damaging effects of the elements and often gets missed when creams, moisturizers, and sunscreen are applied. Wearing blouses with deep necklines also exposes the skin on the chest to UV rays.
While you cannot totally erase the signs of aging, there are a few things you can do:
Protect your skin.
Apply sunscreen every day.
Getting SPF protection on that sensitive skin on your neck can be a big help in preventing “turkey neck” from skin laxity. Sunscreen should have at least an SPF of 30 and provide protection from both UVA and UVB rays, such as those containing titanium dioxide or zinc dioxide. It’s best to apply sunblock before getting dressed so it does not get on your clothing.
Select clothing that shields your skin—especially your neckline.
Of course, you don’t want to wear turtlenecks in the summer, but you can be choosy about the types of garments you buy and wear to protect your skin when you know you are going to be out in the sun. A wide array of sun-protective clothing labeled with UPF ratings is designed for comfortable warm-weather wear.
Consider corrective treatments.
BroadBand Light Treatment
BroadBand Light (BBL) technology uses infrared light pulsed at various wavelengths and filtered to gently heat the upper layers of skin in targeted areas. This stimulates the skin cells to produce new collagen, counteracting sagging, improving skin elasticity, and evening out pigmentation.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
A range of laser skin resurfacing treatments are available to fit the needs of your skin. NanoLaserPeel or ContourTRL treatments use erbium laser technology to remove layers of skin, accelerating the natural renewal process of your skin while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. ProFractional and Laser Genesis treatments use targeted laser energy pulses to stimulate new collagen growth and improve the firmness of thin skin.
Cutera Secret RF uses tiny needles to deliver precisely controlled radio frequency energy to various depths in the skin, stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. Treatments are customized to each client’s needs to diminish the appearance of age give-aways like wrinkling and photo aging as well as acne scars and other blemishes.
To maintain your youthful appearance, give your neck and chest the attention they deserve. Protect these delicate areas of skin from sun exposure, and consider treatments that can help restore then to their former suppleness. Contact us today for more information about how Urban Effects MedSpa can help you improve the look of your skin on your neck and chest!