What Are Some Common Cosmetic Issues On the Chest (Decollete)?
Aging and sun affect the chest as well. Common cosmetic issues on the chest include sun damage/brown spots, redness/broken capillaries, wrinkles, and keratoses. Any cosmetic treatment that can be done on the face can be done on the chest as well. However, the skin on the chest turns over much more slowly than the face. Consequently, recovery from treatments and improvements take twice as long as the face.
Challenges of Treating the Chest
Most people who have age/sun-related cosmetic issues on the chest have a lifestyle that led to their problems. They like to be out in the sun and they tend to like low neck fashion. Therefore, any treatment on the chest has to take into account their current lifestyle.
Also, chest is a very neglected area by most people. Most of us don’t moisturize the area after washing and only a small percentage of us apply sun block.
When the skin is not in good condition, there can be more complications like blistering, scarring and hyperpigmentation. Dr. Chang will talk through these issues with you to choose the best and the safest procedure for you and to maximize the condition of your chest skin before embarking on treatments.
What Are Treatment Options for the Most Common Problems on the Chest?
- Sun damage/brown spots: Fotofacial™
- Redness/Broken Capillaries: Fotofacial and/or Clarity laser on lighter skin types.
- Wrinkles: Resurfacing treatments with Fraxel®DUAL or fractional RF devices
- Miscellaneous: Platelet rich plasma, fillers, peels
- Lightening Products
How Do I Get Started?
Call Beatitude at 619-280-1609. When you come in, you’ll fill out a quick medical history form. Then, Dr. Chang will meet with you to discuss your concerns, goals, budget, and lifestyle that can affect your treatment recommendations. The consultation generally takes 5-15 minutes.