What Is Crepey Skin And What Causes It?
If you have skin that is thin, finely wrinkled, and has a texture similar to crepe paper, you may have a condition called crepey skin.
It is a skin condition that primarily affects mature adults but can also occur in young people. Crepey skin does not always occur due to age but can cause you to look older than you really are.
In this post, we will look at the reasons why crepey skin develops, how you can treat crepey skin and how to prevent it from worsening.
Where Does Crepey Skin Occur?
Although crepey skin shares many characteristics with wrinkles, the condition typically affects wider surfaces of the skin like the cheeks and neck. The skin also feels more delicate and thin.
What Is The Main Cause Of Crepey Skin?
Crepey skin is often caused by a myriad of factors, including:
Long-term exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV) can cause sun damage to your skin. Also known as photoaging, sun damage happens when UV light penetrates the skin layer and damages the collagen fibres.
Collagen and elastin keep your skin supple and smooth. But as you age, collagen and elastin decline, causing your skin to lose volume and firmness. This can give rise to wrinkles, saggy skin and crepey skin.
Lack of Moisture
Ageing and hormonal changes cause your body to produce less oils, making your skin drier than before. This lack of moisture can cause crepey skin, wrinkles and generally rough skin texture.
Extreme Weight Loss
When you gain weight, your skin expands to accommodate this. When you lose weight, especially suddenly and drastically, there is less support for your skin. This can cause your skin to sag and wrinkle.
What Age Does Crepey Skin Start?
Adults in their 40s are likely to develop crepey skin due to ageing. However, it is possible for younger adults to experience the same condition because of the reasons mentioned above, such as sun damage, lack of moisture and weight loss.
What are the recommended treatments for crepey skin
Fractional Laser Treatment
Fractional laser treatment is used to heat up areas under your skin to encourage the growth of new collagen. New collagen growth can smooth out wrinkling from within and plump up the skin. Fractional laser treatment may be particularly useful for crepey skin around the eyes.
Ultrasound therapy uses targeted ultrasound to heat the tissues beneath your skin. The intense heat breaks down cells and stimulates new collagen growth. This treatment is suitable for you if you have crepey skin on your face and neck.
Injectable Skin Booster
Skin boosters are a popular treatment in Singapore. They usually contain hyaluronic acid which helps with skin hydration and elasticity.
The hyaluronic acid helps to improve your skin’s texture, firming it up to counter the effects of crepey skin. At the same time, it can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Profhilo is an injectable that stimulates collagen and elastic production. In the process, it hydrates your crepey skin, reducing its saggy and dry texture. It can also improve skin tone.
How Do You Get Rid Of Crepey Skin?
To reduce the risk of developing crepey skin or prevent it from worsening, on top of going for treatment, we recommend that you incorporate these habits into your lifestyle.
Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage
Excessive sun exposure can harm your skin’s health and cause wrinkles to form. So, apply sunscreen, wear protective clothing and avoid unnecessary sun exposure when you are outdoors. In sunny Singapore, you may even consider using sunscreen indoors, because of the amount of sunlight that can seep through curtains.
Moisturise your skin regularly to prevent your skin from drying out. Moisturisers containing ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid can prevent and improve the appearance of crepey skin.
Eat A Diet Rich In Antioxidants
Maintaining a diet that is high in antioxidants can help support the health of your skin. Antioxidants such as vitamin C aid in collagen production and can reduce your risk of developing crepey skin.
Diagnose Your Skin Condition With Sl Aesthetic Clinic
Healthier habits can help you prevent crepey skin from developing or becoming worse. However, without professional help, it may take a while for you to see results. You may also end up not addressing the root cause of your skin condition.
At SL Aesthetic Clinic, we usually recommend two treatments of Profhilo for crepey skin. With one of the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid for aesthetic products, Profhilo can not only hydrate your skin but remodel ageing and sagging tissue.
To know if Profhilo is suitable for you, though, we’ll first have to do a consultation. Contact us today to know the price of Profhilo treatment in Singapore and to address any other concerns you have.