The neck and décolleté are particularly delicate areas of the skin, and as such will be among the first to show the signs of aging. One should therefore act in a targeted and continuous way in order to slow the aging process of these areas.
Some areas of the skin are more likely to suffer the signs of aging and degeneration. The neck and décolleté are among these for various reasons, which lie in the particular structure and functional organization of the skin in these parts of the body.
A thinning hydro-lipid film and dehydrated skin.
It is the first cause of premature aging of these skin areas. The number of sebaceous glands falls significantly starting from the submental region and progressively as one approaches the décolleté. Of common knowledge, sebaceous glands produce sebum which, emulsified with the water from skin perspiration and with other moisturizing substances, forms a sort of skin-made cream technically called “the hydro-lipid film”. A fall in sebum production will also cause this emulsion to disappear, making the skin more prone to dehydration, with a reduced capacity to respond to environmental stimuli and to the sun.
The platysma loses its tone.
The anatomy of the neck and décolleté is also quite peculiar. A long, flat and thin superficial muscle, the platysma, helps support the skin especially against the effect of gravity, which stretches the chest tissues and mammary glands downwards. When the platysma loses its tone or splits into small bands, the skin of the neck and décolleté shows sagging, wrinkles and unsightly fibrous bands.
Daily habits that delay the aging of the neck and décolleté.
The best way to treat these skin areas is to adopt three aimed and continuous skincare habits. First an foremost, we should replenish the substances which are lacking from the skin surface. Secondly, we should support the activity and renewal of the dermal fibroblasts. And thirdly, we should take care of the all-important platysma.
1. Reintegrate the hydro-lipid film.
A targeted beauty routine is mandatory: a gentle, non-aggressive cleanser, preferably using a cleansing milk; site-specific moisturizing and rejuvenating creams, particularly rich in hyaluronic acid and lipids. And never forget to adequately protect this area from the sun (even more so than the face!) with clothing or sunscreen.
2. Undergo biorevitalization sessions.
Biorevitalizing injection sessions of high- and low molecular weight natural hyaluronic acid, preferably in a “hybrid” form, are optimal to restore tone and vitality to the dermis, making it more resistant to the action of gravity.
3. Take care of your platysma.
This means providing the breasts with adequate support (with soft, wraparound bras, without an underwire), but also avoiding excessive muscular efforts that could cause the muscle to give way and form longitudinal bands, especially in the front. This would lead to the formation of the typical, unsightly and sadly definitive neck bands.
Fundamental as always, in the case of the neck and décolleté prevention is paramount, and can be performed by taking small but important precautions that should be adopted even at a very young age, with continuity and commitment.