When it comes to battling wrinkles and fine lines, there are plenty of products out there that focus on the face and neck…
But what about the chest?
While wrinkles can develop on any part of the body, wrinkles on the chest can be very obvious and aging. What’s more, typical anti-aging regimens don’t usually focus on giving the décolletage the proper TLC it needs to remain youthful-looking. Think about it this way: when was the last time you moisturized or applied anti-aging cream to your décolletage?
Your chest skin is in definite need of care and attention. The skin is sensitive and thin; it’s also commonly exposed to the sun, meaning it’s much more likely to show signs of sun damage (wrinkles, sun spots, hyperpigmentation).
Want to give your décolletage the anti-aging attention it deserves? Use these steps to treat and prevent damage:
- Moisturize in the morning and evening. You don’t have to get a special moisturizer for your décolletage; just use the one you already have for your face and neck.
- Use products with retinol or a retinoid (like Retin A or Differin) to encourage rapid cellular turnover. Retin-A can help treat the signs of sun damage and aging on the skin of the décolletage by revealing newer and younger-looking skin. Differin is available over the counter (you can find it in the acne aisle), while you’ll need a prescription for Retin-A (which contains more retinol).
- Cosmetic treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing can all be used to slowly remove damaged skin. These treatments should always be done under the care and supervision of a board-certified plastic surgeon or certified skincare professional.
- Botox injections can be used to soften the appearance of wrinkles on the décolletage; this is an excellent treatment option for patients who may be concerned about mild to moderate wrinkling.
Ready to reveal softer, younger-looking cleavage skin? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty at his plastic surgery practices in downtown Boston (Newbury Street) or in Brookline, MA. Dr. Doherty can help you find the right treatment to improve the appearance of your cleavage skin.