Sun Damage on Chest

The skin on the neck and chest (decollete) is prone to sagging, laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, crêpe-like skin, dehydration, and sun damage.

The good news is that several treatments that can be used alone or in combination, can help correct the signs of aging on this very delicate and visible area.

The first step is a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Kazin will examine your neck and chest, listen to your concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan just for you.


Vitamin-A derivatives are available in over-the-counter or prescription strength. They can reverse sun damage on the chest and neck, as well as help fade wrinkles.

Note: prescription retinoid products can increase sun sensitivity.

Retinol products can also be very effective in reducing lines and wrinkles when used consistently.

Dr Kazin recommends diligent use of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and applying the cream at nighttime for best results.

Bleaching Agents

Topical ingredients such as the bleaching agent Hydroquinone, licorice root extract, and kojic acid-based products can help minimize discoloration when used as directed.

Two excellent choices are Neocutis Perle and Skin Medica Lytera for skin brightening.


Peels can also help resurface the skin and reduce the severity of neck wrinkles. Johns Hopkins trained dermatologist Rebecca Kazin recommends a medium-strength TCA peel for shallow-to-moderate neck wrinkles.

Several treatments may be needed for optimal results. Lighter peels may also be used more frequently to achieve visible results on aging skin.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

A series of Fraxel treatments can work to diminish wrinkles and pigmentation on the chest, arms and legs, as well as the hands and face.


Ultherapy uses ultrasound waves deep in your tissues to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, helping to smooth chest wrinkles from the inside out.

Just one treatment can produce visible results with minimal to no downtime.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL treatments and/or Clear + Brilliant can reduce red and brown discolorations on the chest and help erase fine lines and wrinkles.

Several treatments are needed for best results, and this is one of the most popular treatments Dr. Kazin offers at W Chevy Chase.

It is suitable for all skin types, and she can customize the treatment program for each individual patients.

No matter what treatments you choose for neck and décolleté rejuvenation, Dr. Kazin stresses the importance of prevention which includes the daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, such as SkinCeuticals PHYSICAL FUSION UV DEFENSE SPF 50 or PCA Skin® Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Kazin at W Chevy Chase today.