Since sun exposure is the main cause of crepey skin, using high SPF sunscreen daily is virtual to prevent and minimize it. Skin creams and moisturizes and also help when they are fortified with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which boosts hydration in the skin.
It is important to be realistic when considering beauty and skincare. Creams and at-home skin care products will not provide dramatic results. These are recommended as maintenance and treatment options, however, for longer-lasting or dramatic results, patients can try one of the following procedures:
Probably one of the most popular options, filler injections target the layer of the surface to treat crepey skin in two ways. Firstly, they fill the area to replenish lost volume and smooth the skin. These fillers can also help to stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen to improve the appearance of skin even further over time. Results for these treatments last anywhere from 6 to 12 months. Regular touch-ups can help to maintain the results long-term.
Chemical peels offer an effective, non-surgical way to exfoliate away the damaged top layers and encourage cell turnover. Pryor Health offers various peels that feature different acids in a variety of concentrations. You can talk to one of the experts at Pryor Health to discover the chemical peel best suited to your concerns and skin type.
During a chemical peel, your physician will brush the peel solution onto your skin and let it sit for a predetermined amount of time before neutralizing it. Other serums and products can be combined for the best results. In the days following your appointment, the skin will start to lift and peel away. You can use a gentle cleanser and light moisturizer to minimize irritation. The goal is for the old, damaged skin cells to fall away, revealing brighter, smoother skin.
RF microneedling treatments use superfine needles to create micro-injuries in the upper layer of skin. This triggers a healing response in the body which boosts collagen production. The radiofrequency energy works to penetrate even deeper into the skin, further boosting collagen and elastin in the skin. This can firm and tone crepey skin.
A topical numbing cream can be applied to reduce any discomfort during this treatment. After the procedure, the skin may be mildly irritated or red. This can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, though it’s typically mild. This treatment is especially popular because it is safe for all skin types and tones.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive ultrasound energy treatment that tightens loose or crinkly skin. During the procedure, the laser gently heats the tissue and causes it to tighten by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
This treatment is FDA-approved for use on the neck, chin, brow, and chest, and Pryor Health offers it as a method to treat crepey skin on the arms, legs and other areas of the body. It can even treat the skin around the eyes, but will not work on the eyelids. Ultherapy is safe for all skin types and tones.
Crepey skin is a term that refers to the appearance of very thin, fragile, and finely wrinkled skin that resembles crepe paper. In some cases, it can also be loose or saggy. Crepey skin can occur anywhere on the body, but most commonly appears under the eyes, on the inner side of the upper arm, and above the knees.
The primary cause of crepey skin is sun damage, which causes the collagen and elastin that ordinarily keep skin supple and firm to break down at a faster rate.
Aging is another factor, collagen production naturally ceases in the 20s and 30s, which can lead to the onset of crepiness if not prevented. Weight fluctuations can also contribute to this common concern. If you are interested in learning more about how to treat crepey skin Rockford residents are encouraged to contact Pryor Health and schedule a consultation.
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