Crepey skin refers to skin that resembles crepe paper: thin and wrinkly. The leading cause of crepey skin is repeated exposure to UV rays which can decrease skin elasticity while increasing skin laxity. However, sun damage alone is not to blame for the condition.
Crepey skin may be a result of:
- Heat exposure
- Environmental factors
- Alcohol and tobacco use
- Poor diet
- Inadequate sleep
Some of these risk factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use, diet, and sleeping habits, can be reduced by making healthy lifestyle decisions. Others, such as genetics, pollution, and the process of aging, are beyond your control. Moisturizers, creams, and professional skincare products can help to delay some of the damage and may even help to reduce the appearance of crepey skin, but by and large, this condition benefits most from non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments.
Effective Treatments for Crepey Skin
At South Tulsa Plastic Surgery, we are committed to offering the safest and most effective treatments for the myriad aesthetic issues that can impact the appearance of the skin. Treatments we offer that are effective at treating crepey skin include:
- Dermal Fillers. Effective at treating skin laxity, deep creases, and fine lines, fillers from Juvéderm® and Restylane® may also be effective at treating crepey skin on some areas of the body
- Profound RF Microneedling. Combining radiofrequency with microneedling allows Profound to treat a variety of issues, including acne scars, skin laxity, overly large pores, and thin, wrinkled skin
- Sciton BBL Hero™. 4x faster and 3x more effective than other broadband light treatments, BBL Hero uses thermal energy to tighten and rejuvenate the skin, addressing issues including spider veins, acne, and aged-looking skin
Each of these treatments offers something specific, making them ideal for different needs. During your one-on-one consultation at our comfortable and welcoming office, we will carefully evaluate your areas of concern and provide honest information about the treatments that could help you reach your goals.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your skin for any reason, we are here to help. Please call 918-518-5144 to schedule a consultation today. Located in Tulsa, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brenda Schiesel and our exceptional staff welcome patients from all nearby areas of Oklahoma.