Wrinkly Chest / Decolletage

A wrinkly chest / decolletage happens as a result of ageing, much like the face and other areas on the body.

These creases can develop differently on different people, often depending on the factors that contributed to their cause. In many cases chest wrinkles are longer than those that appear on the face, and usually run in a vertical direction. They can also take on a crepey appearance which also affects the texture of the skin.

A wrinkly chest / decolletage may not be considered desirable, and a treatment to reduce its appearance can restore smooth skin and a youthful look to the chest.

About this Condition

A number of issues may be involved in the development of a wrinkly chest / decolletage, including: genetics, lifestyle choices and environmental conditions.

There’s a greater awareness of the effects that lost collagen and elastin has on the skin throughout the body, which occurs naturally as we get older. This process can begin when a person is in their 20’s, leading to weak and thinning skin that causes lines and wrinkles to appear around the age of 30 or 40. The chest area is more prone to the crepey effect as the skin can also become dry due to its naturally delicate nature and increased exposure to the sun.

The creases on the chest can often resemble a fold in the skin. This is particularly common in those who sleep on their side which pushes the skin together. As we usually sleep for several hours, the weight of the breasts combined with the effects of gravity and ageing skin will mean the crease becomes permanent.

Improving and / or maintaining healthy skin that is in good condition can often help to reduce the appearance of a wrinkly chest / decolletage. Many skin treatments for the face are also suitable for use on the chest and can hydrate, nourish and replenish the underlying structure.