Crepey skin, resembling crepe paper, appears as thin, wrinkled, and sometimes saggy skin, commonly found under the eyes, on the chest, or upper arms. While not a health concern, it’s a significant aging-related aesthetic issue.
Fortunately, there are various non-surgical and surgical treatments for crepey skin. In this blog post, we’ll explore its causes, prevention, and effective treatments. If you’re dealing with crepey skin, contact ID Cosmetic Clinic for personalized guidance and care.
Each individual has unique skin conditions and responses to treatments. It’s crucial to consult with a physician to formulate an accurate treatment plan based on your medical history, drug reactions, and responses to previous treatments like lasers. The plan is frequently adjusted to optimize results. Therefore, personal consultation is necessary before deciding on a treatment plan; the following are merely examples for reference.
Dermal fillers like Sculptra enhance the look of crepey skin by encouraging your body to produce more collagen. This minimally invasive treatment results in plumper and more youthful-looking skin. These fillers are effective not only on the face but can also target crepey skin on the upper arms.
Ultherapy employs ultrasound to heat the tissue beneath the skin, triggering collagen production and stimulating skin repair as some cells break down. This treatment effectively tightens loose and sagging skin, with the best results seen in the face and neck. However, skin connected to muscle, like in the upper arm, may respond less effectively.
Thermage similarly utilizes heat to promote collagen production and skin healing, but it achieves this through the use of radiofrequency waves. This treatment is most suitable for individuals looking to tighten small areas of skin, whether it’s due to minor weight loss, postpartum changes, or age-related skin sagging.