The development of loose or sagging skin is part of the natural ageing process and will affect us all to some degree.
Loose or sagging skin is largely due to the reduced production of essential proteins elastin and collagen. These proteins along with hyaluronic acid are responsible for the skin’s hydration, laxity, and volume. As they begin to diminish with aging, we may find that the subcutaneous fats beneath the skin are reduced and this causes a loss of volume leaving behind skin that is more lax and may begin to sag. This process usually starts in our 20’s or 30’s, but the effects of which may not be apparent until some years later.
Your lifestyle and genetics will also play a role in how rapidly and to what extent your skin shows the signs of aging. Smoking, sun exposure, poor diet, and lack of exercise will all contribute to the acceleration of the aging process. For those of us who struggle with weight gain and yo-yo dieting, weight gain for extended periods of time and rapid weight loss will all decrease the integrity of the skin’s structure.
Through excessive stretching and or retracting of the skin, can result in skin that appears saggy or loose because it has lost its elasticity and with it, the ability to restore its tighter more youthful structure.
Depending on the cause, location, and severity of this concern, there are a variety of treatments that are available to combat loose or sagging skin. This ranges from non-surgical options for the face and body which include skin tightening, dermal fillers, and botulinum toxin injections, to surgical intervention or non-invasive body contouring techniques.
Our specialists at Paradise Aesthetic Clinic will determine the right treatment type for you and help you on your journey to restoring your radiant, youthful skin.