Life before the COVID-19 pandemic. Going to the theater, table for 6 at your favorite restaurant without a care in the world. Remember dinner parties? You were surrounded by great company and a generous amount of food and wine. The glassware, plates and utensils were all of a similar style and complimented each other well. Every element of the dinner party worked together, making the evening a success. Think about that last dinner party you went to.
When Dr. Lancer sees new patients, he uses his dinner party concept as an example of how patients should care for their skin. Most new patients tend to focus on facial skin imperfections, pointing out the obvious blemish or wrinkle. The focus on that one area is so intense, that we don’t notice what’s around it, causing us to neglect parts of the skin that desperately need our attention. It’s important to remember that skincare isn’t just for the forehead to the jawline. The hairline to the chest should be cared for with equal treatment. Think of it this way: The hairline to the chest is like the table at your dinner party. You need everything to match and compliment each other to garner the most beautiful results.
Dr. Lancer’s dinner party philosophy opens our eyes to our current skin’s condition. Your face, neck and chest most likely have different skin tones and textures. Your neck in particular might need the most repair, having deep lines, sagging skin and ultimately showing the most signs of aging. Those deep lines that we notice are actually wrinkles and become more visible over time. “The skin’s appearance on the neck and décolleté can give away a person’s true age, ”says Dr. Lancer. As we age, skin loses elastin and collagen. Elastin allows skin to stretch and bounce back providing a tighter appearance. It gives skin its structure. Collagen is a protein serving as one of the main building blocks for our skin. It keeps our skin from sagging as it holds up the top layer of the skin, giving us that plump, youthful look we desire. While aging is the main reason for a change in the necks appearance, other factors such as UV exposure, pollutants in the environment, poor lifestyle choices and constantly looking down at your phone definitely accelerate skin aging.
While our first instinct is to search the internet for anything that can help repair the skin, it’s important to remember that the neck’s skin needs a specific treatment because of the way the skin differs below the face. The neck and chest in particular have a different cellular structure than facial skin. The skin is thinner and more delicate with less fat under the skin. It also has less oil gland production and often sees signs of dehydration quicker than other areas. With this difference, Dr. Lancer created a unique treatment to give the neck the catch up that it needs.
Contour Decollete is a firming concentrate used to hydrate, sculpt and lift the delicate area of the neck, helping to reverse the signs of aging. Designed for all skin types, Contour Decollete contains Marine Cone Snail Venom, a 5-peptide liposomal system and an acid-free exfoliating blend, giving the neck and decollete the recipe that it needs for repair. Marine Cone Snail Venom is the key to reducing visible signs of aging around the neck and decollete, while the 5-peptide liposomal system mimics the skin’s natural growth factors, encouraging a synergistic, youth-inducing effect on the skin. The acid-free exfoliating blend works to create smoother texture and tone for a visibly lifted, more plump and radiant appearance. Developed for prompt and long-lasting improvements for the delicate neck, décolleté and bust line areas, this lightweight serum immediately absorbs to plump and smooth away surface dehydration, soften the appearance of lines and crepiness, and improve surface texture.
Initially, Contour Decollete should be applied once daily. As your skin becomes acclimated to the product, applications can be increased to twice a day. When using, gently massage the serum into cleansed skin on the neck, decollete and bustline with upward strokes until completely absorbed. As with all Advanced Treatments, Contour Decollete should be used in tandem with The Method: Polish, Cleanse and Nourish for optimal results. And don’t forget your sunscreen! We recommend Dr. Lancer’s Sheer Fluid Sun Shield with SPF 30 to help enhance results and protect the skin from damage caused by UV rays. For everyone that’s concerned that their decollete area will never be the same – know this can be reversable. It just needs a little love, care and the right ingredients to revive it, just like a dinner party.