“The skin of the décolletage is thinner since there is not as much collagen,” Dr. Decotiis explains. “It is an area that is neglected as it often does not get moisturized or sun screened, even though it is usually just as exposed to the elements.”
So what does Dr. Decotiis recommend? Diligent exfoliation, and application of moisturizer and sunscreen, and, if you need some extra TLC, try an in-office alpha-hydroxy peel.
“The peels work as an exfoliant, getting rid of dead skin, stimulating collagen regrowth, and smoothing out redness,” says Decotiis. But if you aren’t ready for a peel, Decotiis suggests using a medical-grade glycolic wash and cream at home, and getting a prescription for Renova, a vitamin A derivative in the same family as Retin-A, from your dermatologist to treat any vertical wrinkles on the décolletage.
Sue Decotiis MD
110 East 40th St, Suite 606
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 685-3640