Tired Crepey Skin

Tired crepey skin is thin skin that has lost its elasticity and creases easily causing wrinkles.

It may also sag and feel loose.

Whilst crepey skin is similar to common wrinkles in many ways, the condition tends to impact larger areas, and this skin feels noticeably more fragile and thin.

Typical areas of crepey skin are around the eyes, some areas in front of ears, lower cheek creasing and on upper inner arms.

Causes of crepey skin

Sun damage is the most common cause of crepey skin, but it certainly isn’t the only cause. Crepey skin can also result from ageing, a lack of moisture, excessive weight loss, or any combination of these.  Hydration is always key for the skin and drinking litres of water daily is recommended but think about adding a hydrator to your daily routine to deeply penetrate the skin (ask us more about that).

The ultraviolet light in the sun’s rays break down collagen and elastin in skin that help it stay tight and wrinkle-free. Once these fibres break down, the skin can loosen, become thin, and wrinkle. It is always recommended to wear a protective SPF on your skin as a matter of habit.  Ideally moisturises with spf 15-30 are helpful (we work with Medik8 products, available here at Inskin)

Age is also a factor. You produce less collagen and elastin — the fibres that help your skin look supple and smooth — the older you get. Pollution, stress, and smoking cigarettes all take a toll on skin over your lifetime and can contribute to visible signs of ageing.

As you age, your skin produces less oil than it did when you were younger. These oils create an important lipid barrier that protects your skin and helps seal in moisture. Hormonal changes can also lead to drier skin and less natural oil production. Dryness for any reason can cause crepey skin. If you have crepey skin that comes and goes depending on the day or the season, a lack of moisture is most likely the cause and again a hydrator as part of your daily routine is helpful.

How to Treat Crepey Skin

Multiple treatments may be used to reduce crepey skin and improve skin health. Your particular skin, the cause of creping, and the location on your body will determine what treatments are best. Regardless of what you choose, the sooner you treat crepey skin, the easier it will be to create a noticeable change in its appearance, texture, thickness, and support. Your dermatologist can help you determine the right treatments for your skin and make sure you are properly diagnosed.

For Immediate results to the crepey skin to tighten and lift the skin, plasma sublimation is excellent for this.

Plasma sublimation

is a revolutionary method of cosmetic procedure that requires no cutting of the skin, and no injectable anaesthetics. There is a small amount of downtime whilst the skin heals but the process is complete within a week’s period, normal activities can continue whilst the skin is healing subject to aftercare advice given.  Treatment is permanent and only factors such as the natural ageing process will affect this.

 Dermal Fillers

A hydrophilic filling agent like Restylane, Filmed or Teoxane the appearance, texture, and thickness of crepey skin. These agents are injected into your skin to stimulate the growth of collagen whilst plumping up the areas to give an immediate improvement in appearance which can last up to 9 months.

Light therapy

We work with the award winning Dermalux light therapy which uses specific wavelengths of light to recharge compromised cells, energising them to rejuvenate faster.


This rids the skin of dead cells and general debris on the skin to aid with faster cellular turnover, it also allows helpful topical products to penetrate more easily into the skin.

Couple light therapy and Microdermabrasion with a hydrator and you are on an excellent pathway to aiding crepey skin.

We offer free consultations to discuss your skin concerns and can help you with skin routines as well as effective treatments.

Call us on 01616377626 or email us on info@inskingroup.co.uk