Loose and sagging skin occurs with age. Everybody is different. Loose skin appears after age 35 is most people. Both internal and external factors cause this. Skin becomes less elastic. Firmness starts to fade. Skin looks less hydrated as we age. We recommend treating loose and sagging skin early in life. Most people start to experience sagging skin between the ages of 35 and 40 years.
Loose Skin - How It Develops
Every year we lose about one percent of skin collagen and elastin. This loss occurs underneath our epidermis. That equals about a teaspoon every year. The loss of both of these important components accelerates after age 50. Firm muscles underneath your skin can help. Despite being in top physical condition, you will experience loose skin at some point in life.
Loose skin on the neck is most common. Sagging skin on the face is also a concern by many. Additional patient concerns include loose skin under the chin. Sagging skin on the arms is another complaint. Sagging skin under the eyes, is another consistent complaint from our patients. Some refer to it as bags under the eyes. Sagging skin is often associated with dieting and the loss of fat. Reduction in collagen volume is our focus. Collagen loss is one reason for sagging skin. We can correct this.
Cosmetic surgeons are focused on cutting and lifting loose skin. But will that fix the problem? Lifting it, without considering volume loss is not enough. Stretching and tightening could result in an unnatural look. Surgeons in the past focused more on trimming "excess" skin and stretching it. But what about the volume loss of collagen and elastin? Volume will always need replaced as we age, even with surgery.
Loose Skin - Avoiding Surgery
Cosmetic surgery can be expensive. It can be a long painful recovery as well. Most people would rather avoid cosmetic surgery if possible. Wrinkle Free Med Spa focuses on non-surgical methods for treating sagging skin We do this with thread lifts and dermal fillers. Vampire facials help as well.
Hyaluronic acid is the basis of most dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is natural component in our skin. Injecting hyaluronic acid dermal filler fills the void. It restores volume in the middle layer of our skin. It lifts and tightens sagging skin. This makes a person appear younger. Dermal fillers can eliminate or postpone the need for surgery.
We recommend vampire facials and microneedling technology. We combine thread lifts and dermal fillers to achieve the best result in correcting loose and sagging skin. Microneedling application is the best method for performing vampire facials. Microneedling increases the depth of plasma penetration on the skin.
Treat Sagging Skin With Dermal Fillers
A young face is the "triangle of youth". This means the face is broadest at the cheeks just under the eyes. It is narrow at the chin.
Over time, the amount of collagen in the skin decreases. This is age-related collagen loss. The deflated support system causes loose and sagging skin. The aging face begins to change its appearance. It was once a triangle. It becomes a trapezoid.
Fillers and threads restore skin to its original position. This restores the triangle of youth in an older face. Injections of filler have a lifting effect on your skin. Filler tightens skin to eliminate drooping.
To do this Wrinkle Free Med Spa assesses the whole face. We determine where injections are needed. To improve the lower third of the face, we address the upper two-thirds too. We also use threads and fillers to correct sagging skin under the chin. Volume loss in one area affects other areas. For example, we start injecting in the cheek area to correct sagging in the lower face.
Special Dermal Fillers Grow Collagen
We have special dermal fillers that grow collagen to restore loose skin. These special fillers not only fill voids, but speed up the growth of collagen. These fillers are longer lasting because of this. We can use these fillers to make a mini face lift last longer.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is the key ingredient in these fillers. It allows practitioners to replace areas of large volume loss. This includes deeper facial lines and stubborn wrinkles as well.
We have many different dermal fillers. Each has a unique purpose. Schedule a free consultation today. Let us assess what can be done to alleviate your concerns. Our board certified nurses are artisans. They will work with you to get the results you want.