Does the skin under your eyes seem to be thinning and crinkles when you smile? Are you just beginning to notice a slight sagging to your neckline, especially right under your chin? Do you feel like your complexion always looks dehydrated and ashy? Many people describe these changes as “crepey” skin to their esthetician. Luckily, there are many treatments at Skin Artisans that can help address this concern.

Crepey skin is caused by volume and/or moisture loss within the structure of your skin. As we age, our collagen production begins to slow.

Collagen is an essential component that keeps our skin full, firm, resilient, and smooth. Without its support, our skin can appear loose and crepey at the surface. This can be especially evident under the eyes because supportive fat pads begin to descend as we age, and the eye area produces very little sebum to hydrate the skin here.

In addition to collagen loss, our skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid and maintain adequate hydration decreases with age. When surface skin cells are dehydrated and dry, they can look ashy and intensify the look of crepey skin. Lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, the use of certain prescriptions, and whether or not you are a smoker can also exasperate this condition.

Although crepey skin is usually associated with aging skin, it can also appear in younger people if their skin is significantly dehydrated (lacking water) or dry (lacking oil). Whether this is due to genetics, environmental factors, or lifestyle will need to be determined by your esthetician.

To effectively treat crepey skin, you must address both the epidermal (surface) and dermal (the deeper layer directly under your epidermis) layers of your skin. As you build back the support of underlying skin, your skin’s surface will naturally appear smoother. With gentle exfoliation, hydration, and appropriate skincare, the condition of your skin at the surface will strengthen, be able to hold moisture, and appear more youthful-looking again!

When addressing crepey skin, it is beneficial to partner with an Advanced Practice Esthetician and Injection Specialist. Together, they will design a comprehensive plan that may include:

  • Physician-grade skincare to help stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production, resurface dead skin cells, hydrate skin, and protect it from further damage. DiamondGlow™ & HydraFacial® to gently resurface the skin and infuse it with much-needed moisture and corrective serums.
  • SkinPen® Microneedling to encourage collagen and elastin production, smooth fine lines, and progressively tighten and strengthen your skin.
  • Sciton SkinTyte™ to gently stimulate collagen production and tighten skin that is just beginning to lose elasticity and firmness.
  • Sciton MicroLaserPeel® and ProFractional™ to deeply resurface the skin, invigorate collagen and elastin production, and tighten and smooth sagging skin.
  • Dermal Fillers to help restore lost volume and support in underlying skin and improve the smoothness at your skin’s surface.

Left untreated, crepey skin will never correct itself. But, with a comprehensive skincare regimen at home and professional treatments at Skin Artisans, there can be significant improvements to this skin condition! Our Advanced Practice Estheticians and Injections Specialists have years of experience combining physician-grade product prescriptions with treatments like laser resurfacing and cosmetic injectables to smooth and tighten crepey skin. Schedule your complimentary consultation today to reclaim healthier, more youthful-looking skin!

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