When it comes to aesthetics, most of the emphasis is put on the face. However, along with the hands, there’s one other area that is as much in the spotlight: the décolletage. The décolletage refers to the neck and the chest, an area that includes the clavicle and collarbones, and in many cultures is considered a region of great beauty on the body. However, most of your patients probably overlook this area during their beauty routine. Read on to discover our best tips to care for the décolletage area, and aesthetic treatments to offer patients who want to keep theirs looking youthful.
Extending from below the chin down to the sternum, the area of the décolletage requires special attention. This is because the skin there tends to be thin, fragile, and sensitive; even more so than the face. This, coupled with the fact that the neck and chest tend to be exposed to the sun regularly, means that the skin of the décolletage tends to age faster than other areas of the body. Once you’ve informed your patients of its special properties, let them know that taking special care of their décolletage area will keep it looking youthful for longer—which is important because it’s the first thing people notice after looking at their faces. Aesthetic treatments can help with the unique aesthetic concerns attached to the décolletage area such as aging, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, scars, and textural issues.
Speaking to your patients about skin care for their décolletage is a great entry point to talking about aesthetic treatments for this area. A good rule of thumb is that whatever skin care they do for the face, they should do for the décolletage as well. Warn them that the décolletage area can be more sensitive than the face and may require gentler products.
Most importantly, because the skin in this area tends to be delicate and prone to hyperpigmentation, sunscreen is absolutely essential. Daily application using an SPF of 30 or higher is a good starting point.
The décolletage will benefit as much from preventative care for aging as the face. Therefore, incorporating active ingredients such as Vitamin C and retinol is a powerful way to keep the neck and chest looking fresh and youthful. Additionally, using a chemical exfoliant regularly will address textural issues, sun damage, discoloration, and more.
Just like the face, your décolletage can benefit from the advanced technology and superior care of aesthetic treatments. Offer your patients the best technology to deal with their concerns, and consider adding the décolletage to facial treatments so your clients can see the benefits first-hand.
To address the skin laxity and wrinkles that the décolletage area is prone to, Venus Legacy™ is a highly advanced non-invasive medical device that effectively resolves these issues with skin tightening and wrinkle reduction treatments. It uses Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF) to produce heat under the skin’s surface, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin fibers. At the same time, an adjustable pulsed suction (called VariPulse™) gently works to pull the skin upward, allowing the energy to travel deeper and providing a more comfortable and effective treatment. The result is a firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking neck and chest.
Addressing much more than photoaging for the décolletage, Venus Versa™ is the cutting-edge, non-surgical solution for your clients’ most common aesthetic concerns: premature signs of aging, acne, unwanted hair, skin damage, uneven texture, cellulite, and wrinkles. A versatile multi-application platform, the device allows you to offer multiple procedures for maximum return on investment. For sun spots and other sun damage that tends to show up on the sensitive décolletage area, photorejuvenation using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) with SmartPulse™ technology is ideal for resolving sun damage on all shades of skin, with no downtime.
For skin resurfacing that is gentle enough for the décolletage area, Venus Viva™ MD features two applicators: the NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) applicator for procedures requiring ablation and resurfacing of the skin, and the DiamondPolar™ applicator for non-invasive wrinkle reduction. The NanoFractional Radio Frequency (RF) applicator uses tiny pins that safely deliver heat through the skin’s surface, triggering the production of collagen to aid the body’s natural healing process. The DiamondPolar™ applicator uses Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields to produce uniform heat under the skin’s surface. This process helps to naturally increase collagen and elastin fibers, resulting in smoother, firmer skin that looks noticeably more youthful. Venus Viva™ MD treatments are much more comfortable than traditional CO2 lasers and require less downtime, while still producing incredibly visible results.
For your patients’ concerns about the décolletage area and more, contact us today to enhance your practice with the industry’s best medical aesthetic devices.