Chest Perfect – Treatments to rejuvenate your decolletage
Sporting wrinkles, pigmentation, and broken capillaries on your chest? Yes, those years of basking in the sun are finally catching up with you. It’s no surprise that the skin on our chest, like our faces, is prone to sun damage and aging. How to give your chest a much needed boost you ask? We reveal some of the most common problems affecting the chest and their solutions.
Fraxel Light for Brilliance
Before the advent of decolletage smoothening lasers, women who desired youthful looking chest could only rely on peels and creams. However, they did little to spruce up their chest fronts.
“Chest is a delicate area and often overlooked by women. However, sun and age spots can show up with time, not forgetting fine lines and wrinkles which can creep up with time” says Dr Kenneth Lee.
Besides lathering on sunscreen and using skincare with anti-aging ingredients Vitamin A and C, A-listers are now going for skin renewal lasers. They bank on lasers such as Fraxel light to transform and turn back the clock on their decolletage.
“The chest skin is thin and delicate, and a skin renewal laser such as Fraxel light will benefit it more holistically. This is because it can improve not just the colour but the texture and the quality of the skin as well” explains Dr Lee, medical director of SW1 Clinic, one of the largest aesthetic and plastic surgery establishments in Singapore. Fraxel light laser treatment has been a firm favourite of Dr Lee’s patients for a long time due to the laser’s precision and results. These precise microscopic zones of thermal injury allow new skin to grow, banishing old, tired skin. Pigmentation, fine lines, and texture are all improved. Best of all, there is little downtime after this treatment with patients reporting only up to a day of mild redness.
Best for: Pigmentation on the chest; fine lines.
VBeam for Redness
Broken capillaries are a common problem from years of sun damage; they can make the chest look “dirty” and dull. The VBeam laser is a tried and tested, reliable laser solution to eliminate broken capillaries, clearing up the persistent red hue we so commonly see on the chest.
“Most patients love the Vbeam Perfecta laser as it not only clears broken capillaries but works to reduce general flushing. This multi-tasking laser also reduces acne as well!” says Dr Chua Han Boon, aesthetic consultant from SW1 Clinic who has been using this to treat both rosacea as well as acne patients.
The latest VBeam Perfecta offers even more: it improves skin texture and pigmentation as well, with minimal downtime.
Best for: Broken capillaries, “red” skin
Revitalift for Glowing, Youthful Skin
Using micro-droplets of a soft, hyaluronic acid filler, which draws water to the skin up to 200 times its weight! The result – Revitalift is almost like introducing pure water into tired, ageing skin, plumbing it up, restoring its youthful glory.
“Most patients do not like traditional fillers to give them the tell-tale pillow face. The new Revitalift face is designed to plump up the skin just enough to give skin a baby soft effect, and complexions a dewy finish. Best of all, this can be used on the chest to smoothen and rejuvenate the skin of the chest ” says Dr Low Chai Ling who has been performing Revitalift for her patients for the past five years.
Best for: Tired, dry, dull skin on the chest
Ultherapy for Deep Lifting
Ulthera is wonderful for lifting saggy skin, defining contours on the face for many years now. Recently, Ulthera was FDA approved for the treatment of the décolletage area – expanding its lifting prowess to now include the chest! Fractionated, precise deposits of high-intensity ultrasound energy into the skin’s deepest structures allow rejuvenation from within, improving fine lines and deep wrinkles, and lifting the area never before possible with conventional non-invasive treatments.
Best for: Saggy skin, Deep wrinkles.
Fraxel Light, Revitalift, and Ultherapy are all available at SW1 Clinic. Call 681788888 for more details on these treatments, and to make an appointment.