My hands, neck

and décolletage are

looking old.

What can I do?

What causes hands, neck and décolletage to age?

The hands, neck and decolletage are the giveaways of your age. Like your face, they undergo the same aging process and with time, develop lines, wrinkles, spots, thinning and drying of the skin. Unlike our faces, these areas tend to get "neglected" in cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatments and increasingly we see an imbalance between the skin age of the face (younger) versus the hands, neck and decolletage areas (older). In the hands, the thinning of the skin leads to underlying veins, bones and tendons becoming more noticeable.

What is the treatment for these areas?

At the Marr clinic, a multi-targeted approach is taken. During your initial skin consultation with one of our experienced practitioners, we will discuss realistic and achievable outcomes for your skin. We work closely with our skin cancer specialists and encourage our patients to have regular skin cancer checks to exclude early skin cancers. A skin care regimen is started with the use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Vitamin C, Retinoic Acid, and a depigmentation agent to reduce the number of fine wrinkles and even out pigmentation. Regular moisturisers and sunscreen are a must. Resurfacing procedures with a series of lasers (Clear and Brilliant and V Laser) and Chemical Peels with Alpha Hydroxy Acid will potentiate the effects of the skincare.

What injectable treatments are available for these areas?

There are 4 injectable treatments available for these areas:

Platelet-rich plasma

PRP stands for Platelet-rich plasma. Platelets are cells in the blood that are responsible for clotting and the release of growth factors. As a therapy, PRP encourages and accelerates the body's ability to heal itself. When injected into the hands, neck and decolletage areas, it increases the thickness of the skin by neo-collagenesis (new collagen formation).

Skin Boosters

Skin boosters are related to dermal filler as it is made out of the same hyaluronic acid constituent. The difference is skin boosters improve the firmness, and plumpness of the skin without adding volume.

Bio-Remodelling Fillers

Even though they are made out of the same constituent as dermal fillers, Bio-remodelling agents do not fill or volumize like traditional fillers. Instead, they are designed to spread like honey when injected into the skin to promote the production of type 1 and 3 collagen and hydrate the skin. This results in smoother, tighter, firmer and more hydrated skin.

Bio-Stimulating Fillers

Bio-stimulating injections are composed of CatA (Calcium hydroxyapatite) microspheres encapsulated in a gel carrier molecule. Once injected into the skin, it provides immediate volume correction and continues to work by stimulating the body own's collagen production for up to 18 months. Over time, the gel carrier molecule is absorbed and the CatA microspheres are exposed leading to neo-collagenesis.