Décolletage - Dermal Fillers

There are a variety of dermal filler treatments made to rejuvenate the skin of the neck and chest. The region of the neck and chest that is prone to wrinkles over time is called the décolletage. Excessive sun exposure, lack of daily moisturising and ageing causes the skin in this area to change. Skin folds may deepen into wrinkles and the skin may become crinkly and paper-thin or leather-like.

The effect may be noticeable as vertical lines crease the chest and cleavage in women. These wrinkles are caused when the skin produces lower levels of hyaluronic acid needed for deep skin hydration. While anti-ageing creams may be successful at moisturising the skin surface, they do not remove these deeper folds.

Dermal filler treatments may contain a hyaluronic acid solution for hydrating deep skin wrinkles, filling in the folds for a smooth and younger looking skin. Gently injected in the wrinkles and surrounding skin, hyaluronic acid rejuvenates skin quality and revitalises skin tone. The treatment is pain-free as a local anaesthetic cream is applied before the set of injections are administered.

A choice of hyaluronic acid-type dermal fillers that may be used to eliminate wrinkles of the décolletage skin area include Restylane-L, Juvederm, Captique, Prevelle Silk, Elevess and Hylaform. Other FDA-approved dermal fillers that contain collagen that may be similarly injected in the skin folds to volumise and restore skin quality are Cosmoderm and Zyplast(R).

These treatments may be applied in stages over a four week period, enhancing the skin's deep hydration and natural collagen. The course of treatment recommended may vary according to age, skin condition and preference. As treatment progresses, the skin regains its youthful elasticity for a beautiful, smooth appearance.

Dermal filler treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes with skin-toning results in the neck and chest evident within a week. Lasting for up to between six and nine months depending on skin condition, annual or bi-annual top-up maintenance treatments may be applied for lasting natural, youthful complexion that enhances appearance and self-confidence.

Dermal filler treatments to restore skin health of the décolletage are available through qualified cosmetic physicians and dermatologists who specialise in skin rejuvenation treatments. Safely combined with other skin therapies, skin rejuvenation treatments boost healthy collagen development for maximum anti-ageing effect. Broadband light therapy stimulates collagen growth, and with dermal filler treatment, improves skin health and appearance.