Crepey Skin? Try These

Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Beverly Hills, Larchmont & surrounding areas of Los Angeles

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Crepey skin is right up there with the most dreaded effects of aging, but it has the least solutions!

If it's a result of excess skin after diet or weightloss surgery, you really are in surgical territory, but when it's mostly the tyical loss of collagen and elastin, you DO have some potential for making it less bothersome and better looking.

Main causes of crepey skin:

  • Collagen and elastin loss (simply put, aging!)
  • Collagen and elastin damage from sun exposure
  • Dehydration
  • Poor diet 
  • Smoking

Solutions:

Aided collagen production via lasers or other dermatological technology

  • Fraxel can be used on almost every area of the body. Fraxel creates a skin response that improves collagen and elastin production.
  • MicroNeedling has similar application as Fraxel but with a lesser response and the need for more treatments.
  • BBL has a known collagen inducing response, again with need for multiple treatments.
     

Targeted product use

  • If your skin is simply dehydrated, then almost any lotion with humectants and ceramides can be helpful. Cerave comes to mind though there are many other items you can pick up the drug store.
  • Collagen loss and collagen damaage require a step up and concentrated peptides. We're a fan of Alastin's TransFORM TriHex technology. It's a patented formula you won't find elsewhere. (And it works particularly well for patients who have undergone CoolSculpting by improving action after treatment). 

 

Results of  Alastin Transform body lotion used for 8 weeks on crepey skin of upper arm

Lifestyle

  • Stay hydrated - water is the best
  • Eat a diet rich in polyphenols like berries and darker colored fruits and veggies
  • Fatty fish is a good addition as it provides natural omega oils that are good for your skin health
  • If you take supplements, add in reservatrol and see how it affects your skin
  • Don't smoke - Don't smoke
  • Cut out or cut back on sugar. Sugar causes glycation which is a stiffening of collagen strands
  • Get sufficient sleep. Your body goes into repair mode as you sleep.
  • Use Suncreeen every day on all skin exposed to the skin. UV damage is the ultimate premature skin ager!

Cosmetic consultation are a sure roadmap for improving your appearance in a myriad of ways. The board certified dermatologists at Rebecca Fitzgerald Dermatology are experts at assessing your skin's potential. Consultations do come with a fee but this fee is fully applied to your cosmetic treatments you may choose. Request a consultation.