What to do to get rid of the crepeyness? I work out and am quite thin.
How to Get Rid of Crepey Arm Skin?
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Crepey arm skin
By crepey I guess you mean excess upper arm skin without excess fat. This would be easier to answer if you had submitted a photo. Obviously liposuction will not help. If you pinch the skin within the armpit and see an improvement you may be a candidate for a modified brachioplasty which only involves removal of an ellipse of skin within the confines of the armpit. If the problem skin is elsewhere on the arm I would be reticent to cut it out as that would leave you with a more visible scar.
"Crepy" arm skin options
The crepiness may have just as much to do with skin aging and laxity.
Over the counter you can try ammonium lactate 12% lotions (such as Amlactin) but this requires a lot of discipline
Rx options include Retin A (though you probably would only tolerate this every other day or several times a week)
In office options include glycolic peels and fractionated carbon dioxide laser treatments
All treatments are gradual and won't necessarily give you the same taut skin you had when you were younger
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