As the arms age, the following main changes will occur:
- Pigmentation / sun damage
- Aging of Skin
- Sagging skin
- Loss of volume
So the arms first need to be assessed to work out which changes are most important to treat.
Pigmentation / sun damage
As we age, especially those with lighter skin tones, we get more sun damage on our arms. We get more freckles, solar lentigos and background actinic damage.
These problems are best treated with laser / IPL to improve mainly the colour, but also the texture.
Prevention of these problems is important, with sun avoidance and sunscreen. This can be challenging in the Australian climate
Arm skin aging
Chest / decolletage skin goes through the normal process of skin aging, where the skin thins and becomes less elastic. The texture becomes less smooth, with more fine lines and wrinkles. These issues may be treated with skin boosters, PRP or with fractional laser.
These arm wrinkles may be treated with fractional laser, skin boosters, dermal fillers and PRP
Volume loss on the arms may be treated by dermal fillers and volumisers