Just like face wrinkles, chest wrinkles are an inevitable result of sun exposure, gravity and aging. Although you don’t have much control over gravity and aging, there are some steps you can take to prevent chest wrinkles from showing prematurely, as well as treatments to reduce wrinkles after you have developed them. We have some great tips to help your chest look as good as possible for as long as possible.
But first, let’s talk about how chest wrinkles form. Chest wrinkles develop just like any other wrinkles. Aging leads to thinning skin and a decrease in collagen and protein production, as well as elasticity. This means less support for areas of your skin that are regularly used. Although you don’t necessarily use your chest, wrinkles form when the weight of one breast pulls the chest skin down. For women, this happens most regularly when they sleep on their side.
A variety of other activities can speed up this wrinkling process, leading to premature aging. You can take action to prolong the youthful look of your chest by avoiding these activities and protecting yourself. Here are five ways to reduce and prevent the development of chest wrinkles.
The sun’s UV rays are one of the biggest causes of premature aging, especially wrinkles. Most people take care to apply sunscreen to their face when they are in the sun, but don’t think of applying it to their chest. Unfortunately, the skin on your chest is just as prone to the sun as your facial skin is. Any time you are outside, you should apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of your skin, including your chest. This will help to reduce the risk of premature aging and cancer.
Use lotions or creams that promote collagen growth
Applying lotions or creams to your skin is a great way to battle the collagen-reducing effects of aging. But before you go out buying all the anti-aging products you can find, it’s important to know what ingredients you should look for. There are a lot of misleading anti-aging products out there that do little to actually combat wrinkles and other signs of aging. Look for products with Glycolic Acid and/or Retinoic Acid, as both have been proven to boost collagen growth and prevent wrinkles.
Wear supportive apparel
If you are a woman, supportive bras can help to reduce the effects of gravity on your chest and breasts. Bras can be extremely uncomfortable to wear at night, so companies have created more comfortable sleeping support systems. The Intima Pillow Bra is just one of many products of this kind.
Avoid sunbathing, smoking and alcohol
These bad habits have been proven time and time again to be detrimental not only to your skin, but to your entire body as well. For the best looking skin possible, we suggest avoiding all of these activities. If you cannot stop these activities altogether, try to at least limit the frequency that you do each as much as possible.
Consider chest wrinkle reduction treatments
Unfortunately, chest wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging. Although you may push back the time of wrinkle development or even reduce the amount of chest wrinkles you form by following the steps above, it is likely that you will see wrinkles on your chest at some point in your life. Luckily, there are multiple non-invasive chest wrinkle reduction treatments that can reverse the effects of aging on your chest. These cosmetic treatments include chemical peels, laser treatments and injectable treatments. All are non-invasive and work to smooth out your skin in different ways.
During chemical peels, the outer layer of the skin is removed in order to smooth the texture of your skin. Lasers resurface your skin and promote collagen production by harnessing the power of light and heat energy. Finally, injection therapy using Sculptra is an option to rejuvenate the chest. Typically two to three treatments are required and the results can last up to two years.
We hope these tips help you to have long-lasting, beautiful skin. If you are interested in learning more about chest wrinkle reduction or wrinkle reduction in general, feel free to contact us here. We would love to help you get great looking skin.
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Last Updated on January 29, 2021 by Dr Dayan