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Treatments for ‘crepey’ skin

An inevitable aspect of ageing for all of us is skin that is looser, thinner and therefore more lined. For many people, this can result in areas of skin that appear thinner and finely wrinkled, like crepe paper.

The good news is that a wide variety of treatments can address crepey skin and improve its tone and elasticity.

What is crepey skin?

Crepey skin is thinner in appearance and finely wrinkled, hence the reference to the distinctive crimped fabric or paper. It may also sag or feel slack.

Crepey skin tends to affect larger areas than more common fine lines and wrinkles, and this skin has a noticeable fragility about it. Crepey skin is very common under the eyes, on the neck and décolletage, on the backs of hands and upper inner arms.

Why does crepey skin form?

One of the most common causes of crepey skin is sun damage, but there are a number of other factors that can bring it about, these include the ageing process and skin dehydration.

Ultraviolet light in the sun’s rays damages the skin’s supportive collagen and elastin. Once these structural aspects start to break down, the skin becomes looser, thinner and therefore more lined.

The natural ageing process is obviously a factor with crepey skin. As we age, we produce less of the collagen and elastin that give our skin its youthful suppleness and elasticity. Pollution, stress and smoking can all augment this process.

Oil production in the skin also diminishes over time. Skin oils provide a natural barrier to protect skin and seal in moisture. Changes in hormones can also lead to drier skin. Dry skin is more prone to becoming crepey.

What are the treatment options for crepey skin?

Depending on your specific needs and the area of skin to be treated, we have a wide variety of effective treatments available to improve the appearance and feel of crepey skin.

Fillers

An effective treatment for crepey skin that has become slack and loose in appearance is dermal fillers. This is a very targeted treatment that gently plumps the skin to provide the support it needs to reduce the crepey appearance, and lift the loose skin to restore youthful fullness.

Fractional Mesotherapy

Fractional Mesotherapy may be a recommended treatment for crepey skin that is also showing signs of sagging. This treatment delivers vital nutrients and hydration directly into the skin using microneedles. The blend of nutrients used can be tailored to specifically target the features of crepey skin – ensuring increased hydration and skin tightening.

Profhilo

Profhilo is a revolutionary moisturising treatment, which may also be recommended for your specific requirements. Profhilo is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring chemical, which the body uses to retain water in the skin and support collagen and elastin.

Profhilo deeply hydrates and lifts the skin in targeted areas to reduce the appearance of crepey skin.

Laser rejuvenation

For some patients, laser rejuvenation may be the most appropriate treatment. This technology can help restore the skin’s youthful appearance through a process called photo-rejuvenation. Because it can be used to target skin slackness along with fine lines, for some patients it may be the ideal treatment for crepey skin.

Based on assessment of the patient’s skin type, the laser light is delivered to the affected tissue. The body’s natural healing process will then renew the injured tissue, giving the skin a more even, rejuvenated appearance.

Peels

A skin peel uses specially formulated natural acids to provide deep exfoliation of your skin. This process stimulates long-term improvement in skin health.

One of the benefits of a skin peel is the significant improvement it can achieve for skin texture. Therefore, for some patients with crepey skin, a peel may be the ideal option.

Skin Boosters

Hyaluronic acid is the skin’s natural hydrator. Specialist Skinboosters deliver specially formulated hyaluronic acid gel to the skin through a series of small injections.

Skinboosters can be used on the lower face and jawline, upper neck, décolletage and on the back of the hands. They can accomplish a number of benefits through their intensively hydrating action, including smoothing the skin and restoring radiance.

Bespoke facials

A reviving bespoke facial uses a customised blend of products to complement your complexion. The result is purified, nourished and protected skin.

Specialist skin consultation

At a specialist skin consultation, our dermatologist will assess your skin and recommend a skincare regime to optimise your skin’s health and appearance.

Your consultation will focus on the results you want to achieve in the short and long term, whether this is to resolve particular issues or simply look your best for a special event.

You will receive a bespoke skincare recommendation, which may include prescription skincare products, homecare regimes or specific treatments.

Specialist skincare products

Expert analysis of your skin will help us identify the best combination of products to suit your needs. This may include medical-grade products provided on prescription, which can achieve far better results than shop-bought treatments.

How can I find out more about treatment for crepey skin?

You can book online for an initial, free consultation to discuss the most appropriate treatment for your desired outcome, call us or email  info@meliorclinics.co.uk.