WHAT IS SAGGING SKIN?
Sagging skin is one of the signs of ageing. This is seen most along the jaw line (jowls), around the mouth, cheeks and around the eyes. Sagging of the skin adds to a less youthful appearance.
Sagging skin results from ageing. Ageing, genetics, chronic sun exposure, smoking , illness and lifestyle factors combine and show on our face. Loss and weakening of the underlying support structures to the skin such as collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid (which holds water) and loss of fat cause the skin to sag as well as contributing to the formation of wrinkles and lines. The face looks less full and youthful. Hollowing in areas around the eyes and cheeks add to an ageing appearance.
The treatment required to correct sagging skin will depend on the severity of the problem, the identification of causative factors and your goals.
Prevention of ongoing volume loss and slowing of the ageing process are important. Sunscreen is vital to prevent ongoing sun damage. Certain behaviours such as smoking should be stopped.
Treatments that promote healthy skin will improve the appearance of sagging skin.
Medical grade peels and appropriate skin care will act to rehydrate the skin and encourage the formation of healthy skin, therefore, improving texture, tone, elasticity and hydration of the skin.
Skin needling will encourage the formation of new collagen also helping to reduce lines and wrinkles
Injectable medications may be offered to stop the movement of muscles, replace the lost support structures by filling out the lost areas and promote the formation of new collagen.
These treatments will act together to bolster the skin and underlying support structures helping to reduce the appearance of sagging skin and hopefully reduce the need for more drastic measures such as surgery.
The causes of sagging skin are multiple. A thorough assessment of the underlying causes and medical history is essential before the best individualised treatment plan can be formulated. An assessment of your goals is vital to achieving the results that you desire. There is definitely no single approach that will fit everyone. At Le Sands Clinic we pride ourselves on providing a thorough assessment and appropriate safe plan to help you reach your goals and long lasting solutions. Contact the clinic for an initial free consultation with one of our skin care experts. Call 02 9567 0399 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org