CREPEY SKIN VANCOUVER: WHAT IS CREPEY SKIN?

Crepey skin is one of the emerging aesthetic issues in Vancouver. Any age can be affected by crepey skin. It is a typical skin condition that tends to become more noticeable with age. It is frequently used to characterize aging skin that has become less elastic, looks thinner and more delicate, and commonly has wrinkles. This gives the skin the appearance of uneven texture. Although it can occur anywhere on the body, the most typical places for it to occur are areas where the skin is already thinner and more delicate. In addition to the neck, upper arms, and inner thighs, crepey skin frequently appears under the eyes.pp

CREPEY SKIN VANCOUVER: WHAT IS CREPEY SKIN?

Crepey skin is one of the emerging aesthetic issues in Vancouver. Any age can be affected by crepey skin. It is a typical skin condition that tends to become more noticeable with age. It is frequently used to characterize aging skin that has become less elastic, looks thinner and more delicate, and commonly has wrinkles. This gives the skin the appearance of uneven texture. Although it can occur anywhere on the body, the most typical places for it to occur are areas where the skin is already thinner and more delicate. In addition to the neck, upper arms, and inner thighs, crepey skin frequently appears under the eyes.

WHAT CAUSES CREPEY SKIN?

Different factors cause our patients in Vancouver to develop crepey skin. These include:

  • Collagen in the skin provides skin with resilience, firmness and flexibility. We lose collagen and elastic fibres with age and environmental exposures. Our skin's ability to return to baseline after our skin becomes stretched or injured is also reduced.

  • Insufficient moisture

    Moisture retention or hydration is a very important component of healthy skin, and dry climate or other environmental factors that contribute to loss of hydration can result in increased

  • Genetic susceptibility

    Crepey skin is more common in our patients and clients with inherently thinner skin. In this case, it is important to optimize treatments and skin care products to prevent skin laxity.

  • Smoking

    Smoking is another cause of crepey skin. It can cause a dull complexion and fine lines, which can make your skin appear older.

  • Sun damage

    Prolonged sun exposure causes the skin's elastin to break down. Normally, elastin can stretch and retract, but when sun damage occurs repeatedly, it loses its capacity to mend properly and stays stretched. This can contribute to the appearance of crepey and lax skin.

WHAT CAUSES CREPEY SKIN?

Different factors cause our patients in Vancouver to develop crepey skin. These include:

  1. Loss of natural collagen:Collagen in the skin provides skin with resilience, firmness and flexibility. We lose collagen and elastic fibres with age and environmental exposures. Our skin's ability to return to baseline after our skin becomes stretched or injured is also reduced.
  2. Insufficient moisture:Moisture retention or hydration is a very important component of healthy skin, and dry climate or other environmental factors that contribute to loss of hydration can result in increased
  3. Genetic susceptibility:Crepey skin is more common in our patients and clients with inherently thinner skin. In this case, it is important to optimize treatments and skin care products to prevent skin laxity.
  4. Smoking:Smoking is another cause of crepey skin. It can cause a dull complexion and fine lines, which can make your skin appear older.
  5. Sun damage:Prolonged sun exposure causes the skin's elastin to break down. Normally, elastin can stretch and retract, but when sun damage occurs repeatedly, it loses its capacity to mend properly and stays stretched. This can contribute to the appearance of crepey and lax skin.

CREPEY SKIN VANCOUVER: THIN SKIN VS THICK SKIN

In the context of skin assessment for treatments, particularly for addressing crepey skin, distinguishing between thin and thick skin is vital. Thin skin is characterized by a finer, more delicate texture and is typically more prone to wrinkling and sagging. It often appears more translucent, showing the underlying veins more prominently, and is commonly found in areas like the under-eye, neck, and backs of hands. Thick skin, on the other hand, is denser, with a more robust texture. It’s more resistant to wrinkling but can still experience textural changes. Understanding this distinction is essential for effective crepey skin treatments, as thin skin requires gentler, more targeted approaches, while thicker skin can often tolerate more intensive treatments.

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CREPEY SKIN VANCOUVER: TREATMENTS FOR CREPEY SKIN

Many of the treatments at our Vancouver clinic target crepey skin. This includes topical treatments, aesthetic injectable treatments, and energy-based devices. Topical medical-grade skincare that contains growth factors, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and retinoids can help hydrate the skin and encourage the synthesis of collagen. Aesthetic treatments that promote the development of collagen and elastin, resulting in tighter and smoother skin. Treatments like microneedling, exosomes, and Ultherapy are powerful ways to stimulate collagen and improve the quality and texture of the skin.

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CREPEY SKIN AROUND THE EYES

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Undereye dermal filler

Undereye dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid and are usually injected under the skin to provide volume and moisture. These fillers can reduce hollows and dark circles and give a more youthful, refreshed appearance by restoring lost volume and promoting the generation of collagen.

PRP treatment for undereyes

For treating crepey skin in the undereye region, PRP is a popular choice at our clinic. A tiny amount of the patient's blood is taken during the treatment and injected meticulously below the eyes.  This consists of concentrated growth factors. It increases the creation of collagen and enhances the elasticity, brightness, and texture of the skin.

Medical skin care for eye

Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that improve skin firmness due to cellular proliferation and healing. Peptides are short sequences of amino acids that boost collagen synthesis. It keeps the skin supple and reduces wrinkles. Additionally, UV radiation can cause premature aging and aggravate crepey skin, thus sunscreen is essential for shielding the sensitive skin around the eyes from these dangerous rays.

THIN SKIN ON HANDS

Radiesse®

Radiesse® is a viscous formula-based dermal filler. It adds volume to the hands instantly upon injection and gradually promotes the formation of collagen. This helps to reduce the crepey skin appearance on the hands.

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Lumenis M22 Photofacial

To firm and give the skin more fullness, Lumenis M22 Photofacial stimulates the synthesis of new collagen and elastin. Additionally, sun damage and pigmentation that is often associated with aging hands can also be targeted with this treatment.

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Hyaluronic acid filler

One kind of temporary dermal filler intended to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines is hyaluronic acid filler. It is essential to the skin's capacity to hold onto water, resulting in a hydrated, plump appearance. For example, Juvedérm or Revanesse.

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CREPEY SKIN AROUND NECK / ARMS / LEGS

Microneedling

Our medical-grade microneedling treatments entail puncturing the epidermis with microscopic needles. The damage lessens the look of crepey skin by producing more collagen and elastin.

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Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound energy to treat the skin's outer layers. It minimizes wrinkles and fine lines on the neck by gradually stimulating collagen production and lifting the skin.

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Exosomes

Exosomes are rich in growth factors, cytokines, and signalling molecules that promote cellular proliferation and healing. This enhances the look, texture, and thickness of the skin around the body.

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Skinboosters

Skin boosters are injectables that enhance the overall look, moisture, texture, and elasticity of the skin. The skin booster treatments to treat crepey skin at our clinic in Vancouver include Juvedérm’s SkinVive®.

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PRP with Microneedling

Microneedling with PRP can encourage collagen growth. It supports improved cellular proliferation, healing, and repair. This is a particularly excellent choice for the crepey skin around the neck.

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Sculptra®

Sculptra® is made up of poly-L-lactic acid gel-like material. It is used to treat deep wrinkles and fine lines in the neck and reduce crepey skin.

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CREPEY SKIN AROUND NECK / ARMS / LEGS

Microneedling

Our medical-grade microneedling treatments entail puncturing the epidermis with microscopic needles. The damage lessens the look of crepey skin by producing more collagen and elastin.

PRP with Microneedling

Microneedling with PRP can encourage collagen growth. It supports improved cellular proliferation, healing, and repair. This is a particularly excellent choice for the crepey skin around the neck.

SCULPTRA® 

Sculptra® is made up of poly-L-lactic acid gel-like material. It is used to treat deep wrinkles and fine lines in the neck and reduce crepey skin.

Hyperdilute Radiesse®

Radiesse® is a calcium hydroxyapatite dermal filler. It is applied to face creases as a volumizing dermal filler. When injected in its hyperdilute form into the neck skin, it can stimulate collagen growth and decrease skin laxity.

EXOSOMES

Exosomes are rich in growth factors, cytokines, and signalling molecules that promote cellular proliferation and healing. This enhances the look, texture, and thickness of the skin around the body.

ULTHERAPY®

Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound energy to treat the skin's outer layers. It minimizes wrinkles and fine lines on the neck by gradually stimulating collagen production and lifting the skin.

Skinboosters

Skin boosters are injectables that enhance the overall look, moisture, texture, and elasticity of the skin. The skin booster treatments to treat crepey skin at our clinic in Vancouver include Juvedérm’s SkinVive®.

BEST SKIN CARE FOR CREPEY SKIN

The finest skincare for crepey skin involves moisturizing and enhancing skin texture with hydrators that contain hyaluronic acid. Over time, tighter and smoother skin can result from using products that contain retinoids or peptides, which can help encourage the creation of collagen. In addition, sunscreen is necessary to shield the skin from UV rays, which exacerbate crepey skin. Medical-grade skincare options include ZO Growth Factor Serum, ALASTIN Restorative NeckComplex, TiZO Sunscreen and ALASTIN TransFORM Body Treatment.

Alastin Skin Care

Boasting an innovative edge, this skincare brand takes pride in their patented Tri-Hex Technology, a game-changer in the realm of crepey skin solutions. Their commitment to effective anti-aging products is evident, with Tri-Hex Technology infused into the majority of their skincare offerings.

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ZO Skin Health

Recognized as a global frontrunner in medical-grade skincare, ZO takes the forefront in addressing crepey skin concerns. Among the standout favorites for crepey skin are their rejuvenating cleansers, exfoliating polish, and hydrating creme, providing a comprehensive approach to restoring firmness and vitality to the skin.

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SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals stands out in the battle against crepey skin with a lineup featuring potent products, including their acclaimed anti-aging Vitamin C serums. Specifically crafted to address the challenges of crepey skin, these serums are designed to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pigmented spots, delivering a revitalizing boost to the skin's texture.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To keep the skin from becoming dry and more prone to breaking open, moisturize it. Make use of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Applying vitamin A-containing lotions, referred to as retinol or retinoids, will help stop further thinning of the skin.

In skincare, retinol is often discussed concerning its effects on skin thickness. Contrary to the common misconception, retinol does not thin the skin. Rather, it works to promote skin renewal and enhance collagen production. This will actually thicken the skin over time. Retinol encourages the shedding of the outermost layer of dead skin cells and accelerates the growth of newer, healthier skin. This process can initially give an impression of thinner skin due to the exfoliation of older layers. However, with continued use, retinol supports the strengthening of the deeper layers of skin, improving its resilience and texture.

To prevent crepey skin, a combination of targeted skincare treatments and a consistent, custom skincare regimen is essential. Furthermore, utilizing professional skin treatments such as light energy and laser treatments, Ultherapy, exosomes, and microneedling can significantly improve skin texture and boost collagen production, which is key in maintaining skin elasticity. High-quality, medical-grade skincare products suited to your skin are also crucial. These products should contain active ingredients like retinoids, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, known for their skin-rejuvenating properties. Lastly, using an SPF of 30 or greater every day will ensure you are giving your

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