Chest wrinkles (often called Décolletage Wrinkles) are something we don't even consider at a young age but once we start to get towards our late twenties, we start to notice them and absolutely hate them 😢
The good news is, there are plenty of treatment options available that can not only help us remove them but prevent them in the first place.
Chest Wrinkle Treatment Options
We've compiled a list of options that not only help remove the chest wrinkles but also prevent them from happening again.
The important thing is you need to stop them at the source, treating the wrinkles will do you no good if you're constantly making them appear again.
Sticky Silicone Pads
Sticky silicone pads have been developed to stick onto your chest while you sleep. This helps to stop the wrinkles that form from side sleeping (one of the major causes of chest wrinkles).
These types of pads are made for not only the chest but the face as well.
Just make sure to go for a TGA Registered brand.
Microneedling Derma Roller
If the wrinkles have already developed, you'll need to start attacking them at the source. Using a large derma roller such as the 2.00mm Derma Roller will help to remove the wrinkles in a non-invasive and safe way from home.
If you've already got a derma roller, we recommend getting a 2.00 Body Roller head as its double the width of a standard head, allowing you to complete your rolling session faster and keep your roller sharper for longer.
Topical Skin Care Creams
Topical skin care creams are another option suitable for already formed chest wrinkles (chest skin).
They can be a bit hit or miss, but any treatment is better than no treatment.
Look for products like alpha hydroxy acids or retinols to get the best results on the chest and make sure you're consistent with your usage.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is another popular treatment for chest wrinkles due to its success with wrinkles and age spots or pigmentation issues.
Go for a more advanced treatment such as Fraxel or CO2 resurfacing if you have really deep wrinkles or hyperpigmentation that you also want to work on.
Using a professional chemical peel is a great option to treat fine lines and minor chest wrinkles. We recommend the use of a chemical peel if you also want to work on your skin texture (plus dead skin cells).
As we age, the skin can start to feel rough to the touch.
Using a chemical peel can improve your chest wrinkles and give your skin a brand new texture that glows!
Dermal fillers (Hyaluronic acid injections) are famous for use on the face, but they can also be used on the body.
They are designed to fill areas that have a loss of volume which creates a nice smooth and firm structural support to the area.
The downside of derma fillers is the price! You'll be up for thousands of dollars per treatment, and you'll need to repeat it every year. If you've got the money, go for it! For most people, we don't recommend this option (unless it's a last resort).
Radiofrequency Chest Treatment
Radiofrequency (RF) treatment uses electromagnetic waves to generate heat, targeting the deeper layers of the skin.
The heat stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for skin elasticity and firmness.
As the collagen fibers contract, we get collagen production and the skin becomes tighter and smoother, reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the chest.
You'll need to get this done at a professional clinic, the home devices available are generally not strong enough to get a result, so don't waste your money.
We thought we'd throw cryotherapy in this list as a prevention method.
The cold temperature causes the blood vessels to contract and then dilate, which improves blood circulation.
This will stimulate collagen production, leading to a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.
You'll need to be consistent with this and the results may not be as obvious as other options in this list.
This is a basic one but an important one to prevent chest wrinkles!
Sun protection should be worn not only on the chest but anywhere you're able to.
Physical protection such as UV protecting clothing should be your first choice, Zinc-based sunscreen (physical sunscreen) should be your second choice and chemical sunscreen (the sunscreen we actually like wearing) should be your third choice.
Fat Transfer (grafting)
Fat grafting works the same way as dermal fillers, but the area is filled with fat that is taken from another part of the body.
This is an invasive procedure and will give a better result than a traditional hyaluronic acid derma filler.
Going under the knife is a big step, so make sure you try all the minimally invasive procedures before giving fat transfer a thought.
Treating the chest area or getting rid of chest wrinkles can be a challenge compared to facial wrinkles.
Side sleeping (which compresses breast tissue), the natural aging process (premature aging) and sun damage are the main causes and often very hard to eliminate out of our lives.
Developing chest wrinkles generally happens over time so if we start early, we will reap the benefits later in life.
The décolletage wrinkles and crepey skin you're experiencing are completely normal and treatable with a great skin care routine.
You're not alone in this battle, so feel free to reach out to us if you need personalised advice on what the best chest wrinkle treatment is for you.