The appearance of unsightly crepey skin—skin with the look and texture of crêpe paper—can develop anywhere on the body, although it’s most common around the cheeks, eyes, neck, hands, arms, and legs.

Crepey skin can be particularly troublesome on the arms. It’s common for people to ignore the skin on their arms in lieu of their face and neck but it can cause inconsistencies in appearance, as the face appears smoother, healthier, and more youthful than the arms. 

Causes Of Wrinkled Crepey Skin

A common cause of crepe-like skin is the reduced production of collagen and elastin in the skin. These proteins keep the skin firm and pliable but without them, wrinkles form and skin laxity develops.

Another cause of wrinkles is the loss of dermal moisture. As people age, fewer skin cells are produced, leading to the loss of important oils that help keep the skin free of dead skin cells and other pathogens.

The loss of both skin-supporting proteins and skin hydration can occur as a result of aging and/or the accumulation of sun exposure.

One other common cause for crepey arm skin is the loss of fat from the skin due to aging, such as from significant weight loss. This results in thinner skin that is more susceptible to wrinkling and crepey texture.

Treatments For Crepey Arm Skin

San Diego’s Cosmetic Laser Dermatology offers several treatments designed to correct crepey skin and revitalize one’s appearance. The most effective ones improve skin texture as well as help increase the reduced levels of collagen and elastin.

RF Addresses Skin Laxity

radiofrequency (RF) energy to effectively treat lax skin that has the appearance and texture of crêpe paper. The revolutionary ThermiLift gently sends the RF energy deep into the skin to jumpstart collagen and elastin production, which helps “lift” the skin and gives it a smoother, firmer appearance.