Many women suffer from it with age: vertical lines and wrinkles in the décolleté. Are you still very young? Then the lines that you see when you get up in the morning will disappear by themselves. Unfortunately, the older skin is a bit weaker and less elastic. As a result, wrinkles no longer disappear so easily. Yet for many of us, the cleavage is stepchild of the daily beauty ritual. We often pay too little attention to it. And that’s a shame because the skin is especially vulnerable in this area and ages faster. But can we prevent wrinkles in the décolleté? Or is there something that can be done? Today we ask the skin therapists and cosmetic doctors of the Van Rosmalen clinic these questions. Are you reading along?
How do wrinkles in the neck and décolleté arise?
The main cause is internal factors (intrinsic skin aging). A natural process that unfortunately we cannot stop, at most slow down. Because the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid decreases and the breakdown of elastin fibers increases, our skin becomes dry and less supple. The skin of the décolleté is thin, contains fewer sebaceous and sweat glands and therefore ages faster than our face. External factors (extrinsic skin aging) such as smoking, alcohol, stress and prolonged exposure to the sun also contribute to a faster aging of our skin.
Is there anything that can be done against wrinkles in the décolleté?
Unfortunately, we have no influence on intrinsic skin aging. Except healthy living. You cannot stop the natural skin aging process, but you can slow it down. You can of course influence external factors by stopping smoking, being moderate with alcohol, protecting your skin daily against daylight and other radiation. And above all: never sit unprotected in the sun. The way we sleep also has an influence. If you always sleep on your side, wrinkles will develop that will eventually not go away. If you drink little, this will affect the hydration of the skin. Too little hydration makes your skin drier and less elastic. Do you suffer from pigmentation spots in your décolleté? This is not only caused by the sun, but can also be caused by spraying perfume on the skin for a long time. To improve your skin, it is therefore important to make the décolleté part of your daily beauty routine. Therefore, for the décolleté, use products such as your face and neck, with a high concentration of active ingredients (cosmeceuticals).
Beautiful skin naturally starts at home, with good skincare. An investment in cosmeceuticals with high percentages of active substances such as vitamin A acid or vitamin C is more than worth it. These products are not allowed to be sold in stores, which is why you don’t hear much about them. But it is THE first step to effectively improve your skin.
Example of a daily routine
1. SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, the highly concentrated vitamin C serum that reduces fine lines and wrinkles and protects the skin from UV rays, daylight and radiation from computers etc.
2. A product that should not be missing in your toiletry bag is the Skinceuticals Hyaluronic Acid HA Intensifier. This correcting serum boosts the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the skin by 30%, making your skin firmer and smoother.
3. Finally, a restorative cream that also immediately contains an SPF50. The Kceutic from Dermaceutic is a full cream specially developed for the delicate neck and décolleté skin. It spreads nicely and you immediately have a high protection factor. Summer and winter, UV radiation is always there. Therefore, protect your skin every day, preferably several times if you are outside a lot. This slows down your aging process and prevents the creation of more pigment spots.
Your neck and décolleté skin also suffers from dead skin cells. You notice this in a dull gray skin. Therefore, exfoliate your décolleté regularly with a product based on glycolic acid, such as the Dermaceutic Foamer 15. Ideal for removing dead skin cells and stimulating cell renewal.
When just greasing is no longer enough
If skin care products alone are no longer sufficient for a radiant and youthful cleavage, we can slow down the natural aging process without having to go straight under the knife. With one or more combination treatments (whether or not in combination) at the skin therapist (laser treatments and peelings) and (filler treatments with hyaluronic acid), we combat pigmentation spots and wrinkles and stimulate the skin to produce collagen, strengthen the connective tissue, with the result smooth, supple skin with a youthful appearance. There are many options and depending on your skin condition and wishes, the treatments below can help you achieve the result you want.
A peel removes dead skin cells and improves the skin barrier, reducing the loss of moisture. A peeling helps against pigmentation spots and is especially suitable for superficial wrinkles and age spots. Immediately after the treatment you will see a beautiful glow and your skin will look fresher.
Laser treatments stimulate the skin to produce collagen and elastin and make the skin a lot more even in one fell swoop. After 2-4 treatments you will have optimal results and your cleavage will look a lot younger again.
The fractional laser is ideally suited to treat the delicate area of the décolleté. This laser makes tiny holes in the skin and inserts laser beams into the dermis (without damaging the epidermis) and stimulates fibroblasts to produce collagen for a tight and firm skin. You will see results after just a few treatments: beautiful, firm and supple skin. This treatment is suitable for every skin type.
With microneedling we make small holes in the skin, with microneedling with radio frequency heat is also added, which ensures an even deeper effect. The skin then starts to heal itself and in that process makes collagen, among other things, which improves the skin texture.
The Dallas décolleté treatment has been specially developed for treating lines, wrinkles and hydration too short in the neck and décolleté. This treatment rejuvenates the skin, slows down the aging process and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibres. This is a filler treatment based on hyaluronic acid and helps in the fight against both superficial and deeper wrinkles. Fillers stimulate skin hydration, resulting in a thick and firm skin. A combination of treatments often gives the best results. Therefore, combine a filler treatment with a laser treatment against redness and pigmentation spots. The result is astonishing. Less wrinkles, more shine and firmer skin.
Do you suffer from wrinkles and pigmentation spots in your décolleté and skincare alone does not help enough? Then make an appointment with a skin therapist or cosmetic doctor at a clinic that is affiliated with the NVCG (such as the Van Rosmalen Kliniek). Then you know for sure that your skin is in good hands.
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