When it comes to aesthetics, we tend to put a lot of emphasis on the face. However, along with the hands, there is one other area that is as much in the spotlight: the décolletage. The décolletage refers to the neck and the chest, an area that includes the clavicle and collarbones. Many people tend to overlook this area as part of their beauty routine. Read on to discover our best tips to care for your décolletage area, and aesthetic treatments to keep it looking its best for life.
Extending from below the chin down to the sternum, your décolletage requires special attention. This is because the skin there tends to be thin, fragile, and sensitive; even more so than the face. This, coupled with the fact that the neck and chest tend to be exposed to the sun regularly, means that the skin of the décolletage tends to age faster than other areas on the body. For this reason, taking special care of your décolletage area will keep it looking youthful for longer. Aesthetic treatments can help with this, as well as with other concerns such as sun damage, hyperpigmentation, scars, and textural issues.
A good rule of thumb is that whatever skin care you do for your face, do for your décolletage as well. Unless, of course, you find your décolletage area is more sensitive than your face and can’t handle certain products. In that case, go with a gentler product.
Because the skin in this area tends to be delicate and prone to hyperpigmentation, sunscreen is absolutely essential. Apply it daily in the morning especially if you’re going outside, and use an SPF of 30 or higher.
Your décolletage will benefit as much from preventative care for aging as your face. Therefore, incorporating active ingredients such as Vitamin C and retinol is a powerful way to keep your neck and chest looking fresh and youthful. Additionally, using a chemical exfoliant regularly will address textural issues, sun damage, discoloration, and more.
Just like the face, your décolletage can benefit from the advanced technology and superior care of aesthetic treatments. In fact, you can often address both areas in one session—just speak to your aesthetic provider beforehand.
Due to its fragility, the décolletage can be prone to signs of aging like sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles. Venus Legacy™ wrinkle reduction treatments deliver targeted Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF) deep below the skin’s surface to stimulate skin cell renewal and promote increased collagen and elastin production. The treatments use a gentle heating process to boost your skin’s natural processes, supporting skin health from the inside out in comfortable sessions, with no downtime. Quick and effective, these combined wrinkle reduction and skin tightening treatments rejuvenate your décolletage so it looks lifted, smooth, and firm, with no downtime.
Photofacials are a gentle but effective way to safely treat all of the signs of sun damage in one comprehensive treatment. Venus Versa™ photofacials use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, which penetrates deep into the skin’s layers to resolve fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, broken capillaries, rosacea, discoloration, and skin laxity. Because it is a non-surgical treatment, you don’t have to worry about peeling or a prolonged recovery time, as IPL with Venus Versa™ requires little to no downtime. Photofacials also stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin, the two elements responsible for keeping skin looking firm, youthful, and refreshed. The technology is safe for all skin types, and most areas of the body, including the neck and chest area, which tend to be prone to sun damage.
If you're concerned about uneven skin texture, such as scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores, or stretch marks on your décolletage, a skin resurfacing treatment will reveal a fresh new look for that area. Venus Viva™ MD skin resurfacing treatments stimulate scar healing by delivering Nanofractional Radio Frequency energy via tiny pins in a process that promotes and accelerates the skin’s natural healing process. Post-treatment, the boosted collagen and elastin levels correct scar tissue, improve textural irregularities of the skin, and restore a brighter, smoother complexion, even on delicate skin such as the décolletage.
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