The decolletage area refers to the upper part of the body - shoulders, neck, chest and back. When we talk about an ageing decolletage and neck area, it is the visible area that is exposed by the neckline of clothing that is the topic. It is due to the fact that this area has thinner skin and less oil producing glands, as well as being more exposed to the sun than other parts of the body, that makes the neck and decolletage vulnerable to the effects of ageing. This part of the body also has less fatty tissue, meaning the skin lacks elasticity and is more likely to develop creases, or a crepey look.
Just as wrinkles, dry skin, loss of volume and elasticity and pigmentation issues can affect the face, so too can they appear around the neck and decolletage. Although the head and jawline is supported by the strong muscles within the neck, they are not directly connected to the bone structure. For this reason the chest area is more likely to be affected by gravity and loss of elasticity. Skin movement, hormonal changes (such as during the menopause) and the weight of breast tissue can be other factors that aid changes to the structure of the skin, as time passes.
The ageing process is a continuous course that sees the tone, texture and appearance of the skin develop changes. Neck bands and vertical wrinkles on the chest become deeper set and skin can begin to loosen and sag.
At The light touch Clinic treatments that can rejuvenate the skin and restore a more youthful look, include: ULTRACEL skin tightening, Profhilo bio remodelling, Dermal fillers, Tixel skin rejuvenation and INTRAcel, as well as advanced skin care and facials. Reviving a fresher and more youthful appearance can also revive your confidence.