The décolletage is an area of the body that includes the neck, chest and shoulders. It’s usually prominently on display, with many women’s clothes tailored with lower necklines to show it off. Sadly, it’s also often overlooked when it comes to skin rejuvenation treatments, even though it’s one of the first, and most obvious, places to show the signs of ageing.
However, before you ditch that dress and cover up with high necklines, we’ve got some great news for you. The décolletage can be treated just as effectively as facial skin to reduce wrinkles, restore volume and hide the signs of ageing.
What causes the décolletage to age?
The area around the neck, chest, and shoulders contains less fat in the tissue which means it loses its elasticity faster. This creates wrinkles and leads to sagging of the skin at a faster rate than other areas of the body.
The muscles in the neck and chest are also not connected to the bone, which adds more stress onto the skin as gravity takes hold. Additionally, there are less oil glands around the décolletage making it prone to dryness, irritation, and pigment spots.
Sun damage, genetics and even posture all play a part in how well the delicate skin of the décolletage ages. Surprisingly, posture can be one of the biggest factors in the formation of lines and wrinkles. If your shoulders roll over, or even if you sleep on your side, you’re more likely to develop lines and wrinkles across the neck and chest area.
Hormonal changes during the menopause can further exacerbate skin problems around the décolletage. These changes cause more dryness and irritation to the area making the skin itchy and uncomfortable.
Combining Dermal Fillers and Botox
Dermal fillers and Botox treatments have been successfully treating facial lines and wrinkles for years. There are a variety of brands available including Secret Rose dermal fillers, Juvederm and Restylane – all of which achieve the same results.
Now, they’re also being used to treat the décolletage area and restore its youthful appearance.
Botox for décolletage
Traditionally used to even out fine lines and wrinkles on the face- the neuro Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) works by relaxing the muscles under the skin to reduce contractions and even out the appearance of wrinkles.
During the décolleté treatment, small amounts are injected into the dermis layer of the skin at a distance of 1-2 cm between each injection site. When combined with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, a smooth, even neck and chest area is achieved.
Fillers for décolletage
Dermal fillers are made using hyaluronic acid which rehydrates the skin from the inside out. The fillers also restore volume to the skin in a plumping effect which reduces lines and wrinkles.
Administered in a similar way to the Botox treatment, tiny microinjections of the hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into the dermis of the Décolletage area. Injecting them 1-2cm apart reduces the risk of bumps and unevenness, giving long lasting results for 9-12 months.
Again, whether the filler is Secret Rose, Juvederm, Restylane or another brand they all achieve the same result when administered properly by a trained aesthetician.
So, next time you’re taking care of lines and wrinkles on your face, don’t forget that Botox and dermal fillers are perfect for rejuvenating your décolletage too! Restore your skin and your confidence so you can get that A-list look no matter what outfit you wear.