As our skin changes with time, it becomes thinner. We gradually see signs of ageing such as sagging of skin, loss of volume and formation of wrinkles. Understanding how your face ages is the first step to achieving a younger-looking self!
Explore the non-surgical treatment options that help with skin tightening, face lifting and contouring to slow down facial ageing.
What Causes Saggy Skin and Face?
There are many factors that contributes to saggy skin and face. As you age, your body starts to experience changes as a whole, important elements that help give support to skin tissue are lost with time too.
The main cause of saggy skin is ageing. This can happen from your early 20s on a cellular level and are more visible in your later years. The structural changes are mainly in your skin, muscle, fat, and bone.
Collagen Loss in Skin
We lose collagen and elastin in our skin as we age. They are the building blocks that are responsible for keeping the skin firm and supple. Elastin fibers are proteins that help the skin “bounce back” from stretching and making facial expressions, while collagen helps to form that skin’s structure.
Volume Loss in Face
As facial muscles lose elasticity and fat pads lose their volume, this results in lesser support for the overlying skin. Facial fats slowly shift into new pockets typically located under the chin, around the jaw and neckline.
Facial Bone Structure
Facial bone structure changes as it undergoes osteoporosis and loses its shape and volume. Over time, this essential structural support is unable to hold up the overlying facial muscles, fat pads and skin
Although ageing is inevitable, your skin can largely be deteriorated by external factors over time. Certain lifestyle factors such as poor nutrition, over-consumption alcohol or lack of exercise can speed up the process of skin ageing. All these can make your skin appears as saggy and wrinkled at a young age.
Sun damage caused by UVA/UVB radiation can degrade your skin’s DNA, leading to premature cellular death and impairing skin’s repair ability. It also breaks down the collagen and elastin in skin.
Like sun exposure, smoking can lead to premature aging. The chemicals in cigarettes can produce free radicals to damage skin cells and affect the production of collagen and elastin in your skin
Continued stress can have adverse impacts on your skin as it increases cortisol level which can accelerate the loss of collagen and elastin. This reduces skin elasticity and leads to premature wrinkling and sagging of skin.
What Saggy Treatments are available?
We have saggy treatments that provide immediate results or require a few treatments to maintain. Speak to us to find out which wrinkles treatments are best for you.
Profhilo is a bio-remodelling injectable treatment that purely contains 100% of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid.
Profhilo treatment targets skin laxity and works by bio-stimulating four types of collagen, elastin and proliferate adipocytes (fats) stem cells that are lost through skin ageing.