Your décolletage: Don’t let it be what gives away your age!

Your décolletage: Don't let it be what gives away your age

How to rejuvenate your chest area

Most of us have an anti-ageing regime to take care of our face. If we’re conscientious, we’ll extend those treatments further down to look after our neck. But have you been taking care of your décolletage? Our chest area is often exposed in the summer months. After years of soaking up the sun, the result is premature ageing. The signs include pigmentation, a loss of firmness, a crepe-like texture and broken blood vessels. Fortunately, you can reverse the damage!

Even things out  

Is your primary concern is pigmentation? If so, start using topical treatments that contain proven skin lightening ingredients and a high protection factor sunscreen. Together, these can slow the production of melanin and prevent existing pigmentation from getting worse. Just a few highly effective melanin-inhibiting actives include hydroquinone, retinol and kojic acid. However, you’ll want them in a high concentration. This is why it’s best to opt for medical-grade skincare as opposed to what’s on beauty counters. Any highly-skilled skincare therapist would be able to point you in the right direction.

While the right skincare can make a visible difference, you may also want to consider an in-office treatment, especially if your pigmentation is stubborn. Again, an expert would be able to assess your skin’s condition and prescribe the treatments that would yield the best results. These could include a series of peels, a laser treatment like Limelight or even a combination of the two. What’s great about Limelight is that, aside from targeting brown spots, it can also zap away the redness caused by broken blood vessels.

Enjoy a return to firm  

If the skin in your chest area has lost its elasticity, it’s due to a loss of collagen, the protein that gives it it’s “stretch”. Again, topical skincare products can come to the rescue, provided they contain high concentrations of proven collagen-encouraging ingredients like retinol and vitamin C.

While the right skincare regime can make an improvement, you’ll get the best results by investing in a series of in-office collagen-boosting treatments. These include skin needling and laser and light treatments like Titan and Exilis Elite. Both machines heat up the deeper layers of your skin causing your collagen and elastin to contract. The result is instantly tighter skin. Better yet, the heat also stimulates the growth of new collagen. This means you’ll get to enjoy an instantly firmer look that gets more taught-looking over time.


Plump it up!

Another brilliant way to rejuvenate your chest area is via injectables like muscle-relaxing injections and dermal filler. The former can soften wrinkles in the chest area and the latter can plump up deeper lines. Another great injectable option for the chest area is a Xela Redermalisation treatment. It involves injecting a mixture of hyaluronic acid and sodium succinate into the treatment area. The hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps while the sodium succinate is a powerful antioxidant. Together, they can stimulate the production of collagen. Another plus? Sodium succinate has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.

Don’t neglect your décolletage

Ultimately, if you’ve neglected your chest area, there’s a lot you can do to rejuvenate it. With the right skincare and in-office treatments, you don’t have to let your décolletage give away your age.

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