Establishing a good skincare regimen when you’re in your late teens or early twenties can go a long way in helping you preserve a bright, flawless complexion. That can keep you looking young and fresh through your thirties, forties, and beyond.
But even if your skincare routine is careful, consistent, and supported by skin-friendly lifestyle habits like limiting your sun exposure, eating a nutrient-rich diet, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough sleep, the cumulative and inescapable effects of daily life eventually take a toll on everyone’s skin.
While you may have always expected to see one or two more wrinkles on your face with each passing birthday, you probably never imagined you’d develop deep lines and vertical creases on your décolletage, or the upper part of your chest that extends from the base of your neck to your breasts.
Because wrinkles, uneven skin tone, noticeable areas of hyperpigmentation, and irregular skin texture are more likely to emerge on areas of skin that are frequently exposed to sunlight, the skin on your upper chest is just as likely to develop these imperfections as the skin on your face. This is especially true if you tend to wear lower-cut tops and dresses.
If you’re tired of hiding your décolletage behind scarves, oversized necklaces, and high-neck tops, you’re not alone. Here’s how our revolutionary upper chest rejuvenation procedure can help smooth out lines and wrinkles, revitalize your skin, and take years off your appearance.
Décolletage wrinkles: A common problem
It may seem hard to believe, but up to 90% of the wrinkles, lines, brown spots, and other early signs of aging you see on areas of frequently exposed skin like your upper chest are caused by routine contact with damaging ultraviolet (UV) light.
And while using sunscreen on your upper chest every time you hit the beach or head to the pool is certainly helpful, it won’t protect your skin from the cumulative effects brought on by everyday exposure to UV rays.
As if that weren’t bad enough, the age-related hormonal changes that accompany menopause can help speed up the formation of lines and wrinkles by leaving your skin drier, less elastic, and more delicate than it once was.
Because the skin that covers your décolletage area is also naturally thinner, less elastic, and more sensitive than your facial skin, it’s even more susceptible to the effects of long-term UV exposure and age-related hormonal changes.
Upper chest rejuvenation: An ideal solution
Thanks to ongoing advances in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine, there are more ways than ever to keep your body looking as young as you feel. But while facelift surgery, Botox®, and breast augmentation will certainly help you turn back the hands of time, none of these popular treatments can address crinkly cleavage.
In the past, laser skin resurfacing was the only way to diminish the appearance of upper chest wrinkles. Although this noninvasive treatment can provide impressive results, its effects are relatively short-lived, meaning you can only maintain your results with regular sessions.
Here at George Brennan, MD, FACS, we recognized the need for a cosmetic solution that would deliver superior, long-lasting results, so that women no longer have to live with a noticeable contrast between the skin on their face, neck, and chest.
Using an innovative chest lift technique developed by Dr. Brennan himself, our upper chest rejuvenation procedure is designed to simultaneously lift and tighten the skin that covers your décolletage.
Upper chest rejuvenation is accomplished through small, inconspicuous incisions along the line where your bra strap sits. During the relatively quick procedure, Dr. Brennan undermines your skin to gently pull, straighten, and smooth your skin before trimming away the excess dermal tissue and closing the incision.
Because upper chest rejuvenation doesn’t affect your underlying fascia and muscle tissue, you can expect a fairly short recovery time; most women are back in their normal routine within a couple of weeks.
You can also expect your results to last for a decade or longer — many women actually manage to maintain a smooth, youthful-looking décolletage for up to 15 years with proper skin care techniques. To keep the signs of aging at bay for as long as possible, Dr. Brennan will give you detailed sun protection and skin care recommendations.
If you’re unsatisfied with the appearance of the skin on your upper chest, we can help. Call our Newport Beach, California, office today, or use the easy online tool to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brennan any time.