Wrinkles on the face and neck are bad enough. But when they form on the chest, they can really affect your self-confidence and body image.
As bad as décolletage wrinkles are, they do not have to be accepted as inevitable. Existing wrinkles can be healed, and new wrinkles can be prevented from forming. This article shares the seven best treatment options for repairing and maintaining the delicate skin of the décolletage.
What causes décolletage wrinkles?
Décolletage wrinkles are caused by a variety of factors. Chief amongst those factors are age, sun exposure, gravity, and diet.
These four factors all contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the middle layers of your skin. The collagen and elastin serve as the support system that pushes out against the top layer of skin to give it its smooth, youthful appearance. When the collagen and elastin break down, the support system disappears and the skin begins to sag inward and wrinkle.
Treatment options for décolletage wrinkles
Now let’s look at some of the treatment options available, how they work, and the pros and cons of each. We’ll also show you the easiest and most effective treatment for repairing existing wrinkles and preventing new ones.
Sunscreen is one of the best treatments for preventing wrinkles. It’s important to apply sunscreen daily before you leave the house. Once you’re out, be sure to reapply every two hours after that. Many moisturizers contain sunscreen, but be sure to use one that is at least 30 SPF.
If you don’t have sunscreen, cover your skin with clothing to avoid the damaging effects of the sun. If possible, wear a high-neck shirt to protect the delicate skin of the décolletage. A wide-brimmed hat can be added to further protect the skin. If a hat or a high-neck shirt isn’t available, a light silk scarf can also be used to keep the sun off the skin. Sunscreen is a cheap, effective way to protect your skin and help prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Injections are used to fix existing wrinkles and come in many forms. The more common injections include collagen, Botox™, and hyaluronic acid.
Injections serve to fill up the space left by the breakdown of collagen and elastin. The fluid injected into your skin pushes against the surface layer of skin, makes it expand, and smoothes out the wrinkled parts.
Injections offer a more immediate fix to the problem of deep wrinkles. But because the skin of the décolletage is thin and delicate, injections aren’t recommended for this area. In addition, injections can be expensive and are often required multiple times a year.
You can repair existing wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from forming from the inside out by eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables. The healthy food you consume provides the vitamins and minerals necessary to keep your skin healthy and resilient.
To really push the wrinkle-repairing effects into high gear, be sure to add the following superfoods to your diet:
Incorporating these foods into your diet doesn’t have to be difficult. Try adding one or two of these ingredients to your morning smoothie for a great start to the day. Or add one or two to your midday salad for healthy benefits all day long.
Drinking plenty of water every day can do wonders for the skin of your décolletage.
The skin is the last organ to receive the benefits of the water you drink. It’s important,then, to drink enough water that there’s some left over for your décolletage. Start your day off right by drinking 2 cups of water first thing in the morning. Then continue to drink water throughout the day. If you find it hard to remember to drink continuously, carry a water bottle and sip on it every few minutes.
You can also add water-rich foods like spinach, cucumber, and grapefruit to your diet to supplement the water you drink.
The most popular laser treatment—fractionated ablatives—fires microscopic beams of energy at the outer layer of skin. This singeing process kicks the skin’s healing power into high gear. It’s very much like when you get a cut on your skin. Your body sends resources like white blood cells and clotting factors to the damaged area to speed healing. Laser treatment does that on the microscopic level.
But laser treatment options are not without downsides. Your skin will be red and swollen after the treatment but should return to normal in a few days. Laser treatments can be expensive and don’t last very long. You may also need multiple treatments to see real results.
6. Plastic surgery
Plastic surgery is the most intense and invasive treatment for décolletage wrinkles. One of the most popular plastic surgery operations is fat grafting. During this procedure, a surgeon removes fat from another area of your body and injects it into the skin of your décolletage.
While this is a quick way to get rid of existing wrinkles, the treatment won’t last forever. Like injections, you may have to undergo multiple treatments. Plastic surgery is also very expensive so the multiple treatments may push it out of most people’s budget. Plastic surgery is not recommended unless your wrinkles are extremely deep or if other treatments haven’t worked.
The easiest and most effective treatment
SiO Beauty’s 24-Hour System is the easiest and most effective treatment option for for repairing existing wrinkles and preventing new wrinkles from forming. It works by combining powerful cleansing from the décolleté cleansing discs with the healing powers of the SiO SkinPad. The SkinPad is worn while you sleep and provides support for the décolleté against the ravages of gravity. The SkinPad also creates a micro-climate between the pad and the skin that helps to draw moisture to the surface of the skin. This moisture heals the skin and softens existing wrinkles. It also prevents new wrinkles from forming. In the morning, the SiO Décolleté Serum helps to hydrate, smooth, and brighten the skin for all-day healing.So before you turn to injections or lasers or plastic surgery, try the less invasive, less expensive treatment option. Try SiO Beauty’s 24-Hour System. You’ll see results in just one treatment and your skin will look smoother, brighter, and more youthful than it has been in a long time.