Crepey Skin

What is crepey skin?

Crepey skin is a concern that many patients are experiencing because changes in skin texture are inevitable as you age. It is a fact that in your thirties, and every decade thereafter, our bodies produce 10% to 20% less elastin and less collagen, resulting in a reduction of firmness, moisture and skin suppleness. Recognized as parched, thin and sagging skin, this crepey appearance can occur anywhere on the body.

How is it caused?

Cosmetic concerns like wrinkles and hollowing are also affected by lower amounts of collagen in the skin; however, the one that seems to happen regardless of one’s facial contours is crepey skin. For many Derm Skin Health patients, crepey skin becomes a more prevalent concern where the skin is most visible, like on the neck, under the eyes and the upper chest area, which can also be referred to as the décolleté area.

Crepey skin can also be caused by losing a significant amount of weight and/or sun damage, not just aging. To address this concern, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified dermatologists in Dover, New Hampshire or Peabody, Massachusetts.

What are the treatments?

Depending on your own unique aesthetic goals, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers may be used to plump and hydrate the skin.* Another alternative treatment may include the use of a laser designed to renew the skin by stimulating collagen production. For larger areas, the recommendation may be radio frequency treatments that can help tighten and improve skin laxity on most areas of the body.* No patient of Derm Skin Health needs to simply accept changes that come about with age. There are techniques and technologies available to help you to look and feel your best!

Schedule treatments in the Seacoast region or North Shore

Interested in seeing what the board-certified dermatologists can assist you with? To get started, give us a Call (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington), (978) 525-0100 (Peabody), (603) 965-3551 (Londonderry), or (603) 742-5556 (Bedford). You can also fill out the request form on our site and we will reach out to you to schedule your consultation.

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