Decolletage and Lightening Treatments
After all the effort that goes into treating the face it is encouraging to know that now there is a viable treatment option for the neck and the décolleté. The neck and décolleté is prone to aging, visible as fine lines, wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity and uneven pigmentation caused mainly by sun exposure. The skin on the neck is very delicate, and a combination of treatment therapies, such as dermal filler injections, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, have consistently good results.
Any successful treatment option for this delicate area will need to address the aging of the skin, mainly the loss of skin collagen. The difference between old and young skin is the amount of collagen in the skin. It is estimated that at 40 we have half the amount of collagen in the skin from when we were 20. Collagen is what makes the skin elastic and hydrated. The skin cells that produce collagen are called Fibroblasts. Fibroblasts reduce the production of skin collagen as we age naturally. The skin loses elasticity, tone, thickness and moisture. UV exposure meaning tanning, smoking, bad diet and stress can damage Fibroblasts and reduce their activity even more. This is also called Free Radical Damage. Topical Anti Oxidants as found in the skincare range can neutralize free radical damage. Vitamins, fruit, vegetables, green tea… contain anti oxidants and work internally.
Despite recent advances with very thin dermal fillers, the neck and décolleté are difficult to treat with injections as the skin is too thin and the area too large to achieve good results. Hyper Pigmentation ``dark spots`` can be treated successfully with Intense Pulsed Light (photorejuvenation), but to improve skin elasticity and to increase the skin’s collagen, we also recommends the unique new micro-needling with radio-frequency device called INTRAcel which is a pioneering new treatment exclusive to our Spas.
Neck and Chest Skin Rejuvenation
With the increasing popularity of various cosmetic surgery procedures, including neck and chest rejuvenation treatments, it is important that the prospective patient research and understand different issues like what the procedure can and cannot treat, inherent risks, costs, and other factors. Keep in mind, aesthetic procedures is just that – a procedure whose results cannot simply be erased. While the information contained in this web site will provide you with a good introduction to rejuvenation treatments, when considering this or any other cosmetic procedure, we recommend that you consult a qualified provider with significant experience.
Who would best Represent an Ideal Candidate for neck or chest rejuvenation treatments?
Regaining a more youthful look.
What are the different types of neck and chest Rejuvenation Treatments?
Photorejuvenation: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) targets red and brown pigmentation as the light passes harmlessly through the skin and is absorbed by spots and lesions.
Chemical Peel: When these chemicals are applied to the skin, it causes age spots to disappear while tissue appears less transparent.
Sclerotherapy: When a sclerosing solution is injected into unsightly veins. This chemical solution irritates the veins, causing them to turn white and gradually disappear.
Microdermabrasion: This is a superficial skin polishing procedure that involves sanding off the first layer of skin with tiny crystals.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: Through short bursts of laser light, unsightly veins and dark “age” spots are gently removed the skin.
Injectable fillers: (Collagen, Restylane, Juvederm etc.) – When these fillers are injected into the skin they can plump up the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.