The neck and décolletage (chest) area can often be one of the first places to show signs of ageing, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, pigmentation or ‘crepey’ looking wrinkles. While most of us look after the skin on our face through an effective skincare routine and plenty of sun protection, many people forget the importance of taking care of the neck and décolletage area.
What Causes Ageing of the Neck and Décolletage?
Just like the skin on your face, the neck and décolletage is exposed to the sun, which makes it vulnerable to the effects of ageing. This area also has thinner skin and less fatty tissue; this is what causes a loss of volume (creating wrinkles and crepey skin) as we age and our natural production of elastin and collagen slows.
The chest is also subject to gravity; meaning as we age the skin on the area is more likely to sag. This can be increased by the weight of the breasts which can pull the skin on the chest area down over time. The face and jaw line are supported by strong muscles in the neck; the neck itself and the décolletage do not have this same support, and can often appear droopier and saggier as a result.
Treating Ageing of the Neck and Décolletage
To prevent further ageing of the area, apply the skincare routine used on your face to your neck and décolletage as well. It is essential to always wear sun protection of at least SPF30 in the area too.
However, these are only preventative measures. If you’re already seeing the effects of ageing in the area, professional treatments will help you roll back the appearance of time for a smoother, tighter, younger looking neck and décolletage. These treatments include Thermage FLX, AccuTite, ProMax LIPO and Profhilo.