Causes of Crepey Skin & What You Can Do About It

What is Crepey Skin?

Crepey skin happens when your skin looks wrinkled and thin. The misconception is that crepey skin is contributed to old age, this isn’t always the case. While it’s more common in older people, it usually starts for those in their 40’s.  A common cause of crepey skin is ultraviolet (UV) radiation through sun or use of tanning beds.

The UV radiation breaks down the elastin fibers in the skin which doesn’t allow the skin to stretch and return to it’s normal position.

Common Problem Areas

Crepey skin is commonly noticed  in your neck, shoulders, back, chest, elbows, knees and hands. Unlike wrinkles that are prone to areas of the body where there is repeated motion such as your eyes and mouth, Crepey skin problem areas are due to no longer having elasticity that allows the skin to return to the normal position.

What You Can Do About It

You have many options when it comes to Crepey skin. At SkinRenew we offer the following services to address problem areas most prone to Crepey skin.

If you’ve noticed an issue with Crepey skin or have more questions. Call today to speak with someone at our office about your options. 209-526-2200

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