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The Battle Against Crepey Skin

Have you had that horrifying realization that your skin is thinning? While aging itself is beautiful (it brings about experience, maturity, and understanding), the side effects can make us feel not like our usual selves.

Whether it’s on your arms, hands, face, or knees… crepey skin can appear anywhere. As we lose that plump, tight skin, we begin to look different. We may even feel like we’ve entered some else’s body. We might find ourselves dressing differently, struggling with makeup, or feeling less confident in general.

Your life shouldn’t revolve around hiding your skin and plastic surgery isn’t in the cards for us all. Luckily, there are other options! Let’s talk about rebuilding that smooth, stunning skin with noninvasive techniques.

What is Crepey Skin and Why Does it Appear? 

“Crepey” skin is so named because it resembles crepe paper. Crepey skin is:

  • Fragile
  • Finely wrinkled
  • Thin
  • Loose
  • Saggy

Crepey skin usually appears when you’re in your 40s, but it can make an appearance as early as your 20s. In most cases, crepey skin can be traced back to sun damage. The sun breaks down elastin (the fibers in the skin that allow it to stretch and then return to its tight position). Other causes of crepey skin include:

  • Aging
  • Significant weight gain
  • Significant weight loss
  • Chronic tanning bed usage
  • Genetics
  • Dry skin
  • Smoking
  • Air pollution

Think of your skin as an elastic waistband that becomes laxer over time. Fortunately, we live in a time when we have effective ways to prevent and treat crepey skin.

How to Prevent that “Crepey” Skin Look 

Wear sunscreen: First and foremost, don’t leave the house without applying sunscreen, preferably SPF 50. Shade your skin with hats and protective clothing.

Moisturize: After showering and toweling dry, apply high-quality moisturizers. Cleanse the face daily with a gentle, non-drying cleanser. It’s critical to keep the skin hydrated to slow the aging process.

Consume antioxidants: Take care of yourself from the inside out. Include antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries, nuts, leafy green vegetables, and whole grains in your diet. Antioxidants protect the skin’s surface from oxidative damage caused by environmental pollution, UV rays, and free radicals.

Try over-the-counter products: Some supplements and topical creams that are associated with supple skin include vitamins C and E, retinoids, lactic acid, and salicylic acid.

Reversing Years of Damage: Treating Crepey Skin

When using creams and oral supplements, you must have realistic expectations, because you likely won’t see dramatic result — at least for a period of time. While surgical treatments like blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) can work miracles, most people prefer noninvasive techniques that produce allover stunning results. Here are some of the tried-and-true treatments we offer at The G Spa:


Injectable fillers immediately plump and smooth out the skin. They also stimulate your body’s natural collagen production for better skin quality that lasts for months.


Chemical peels strip away the damaged top layers of skin and initiate cellular turnover. As the old crepey skin peels away, you will see brighter and smoother skin beneath.


Advanced microneedling treatments — like Vivace RF Microneedling — use superfine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. In response, the body launches healing processes including fresh collagen production to firm and tone crepey skin. At the same time, radio frequency energy heats and tightens the skin.


Lasers damage a small percentage of the skin in order to stimulate collagen and elastin production. At The G Spa, we utilize the latest in laser technology to give you plenty of options as far as downtime, treatment depth, and results.

Restore Your Sexy, Youthful Skin

Don’t let crepey skin sap your confidence. Let’s use the best technology to restore your vibrant, bouncy skin. Reach out to The G Spa to schedule a consultation. Together, we’ll find the solution that will help you meet and exceed your skin goals!

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