As we age the skin of the neck can get loose and develop wrinkles. As a sun exposed area the skin also can become thickened. A crepey décolletage can reveal a woman’s age just as easily as her hands; think crinkly chests, lines between the cleavage, and the dreaded age spots.

What is the décolletage area?

The décolletage is the French terminology to describe the upper part of a woman’s torso, comprising her neck, shoulders, back and chest, that is exposed by the neckline of her clothing.

What are the features of an ageing neck?

As the skin on the neck is thinner than that of the face it is prone to the wear and tear of ageing. The neck’s skin also has different collagen content, meaning that there is little soft support for the skin’s structure. Key features of an ageing neck include:

  • Lax skin that appears soft and loose
  • Multiple horizontal wrinkles, lines and folds
  • Vertical bands

Why have I got lines on my neck?

The décolletage area presents a significant aesthetic concern for many women.  It is one of the most prone areas to age on the body as it is more delicate and doesn’t produce as much oil in women due to fewer hair follicles, when compared with men.

Why have I got cleavage wrinkles?

Cleavage wrinkles are deep, vertical creases that appear as the skin becomes older and thinner. There are various physical causes for them appearing more prominent. These include:

  • Sleeping on a certain side, where gravity forces the top breast to droop further past the body’s midline
  • Wearing sports and push-up bras, which push the breasts together, worsening the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Sun exposure
  • Pollution, smoking and repeated rapid weight and hormone changes

Why are women in their 40’s and 50’s more prone to neck lines?

As a result of hormonal changes relating to the menopause and oestrogen deficiency, women of this age are also more prone to ageing in this area. These changes result in an accelerated breakdown of collagen and elastin, leading to skin thinning and dryness.

What treatments does Nurse Julie offer for the neck and décolletage area?

  • Anti- wrinkle
  • Dermal fillers
  • Skin boosters
  • Profhilo®

Treatment Summary


Results may vary from person to person




Immediately – 1 day*


30 - 40 mins


18 months to 3 years

*Assuming no bruising.
**Depending on severity, some patients may require further treatment at the time.

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