January 11, 2016

The most common cause of sagging skin is aging. As you age, your skin loses the collagen and elastins, your skin’s supportive connective tissue, that make it look soft, plump and youthful. In addition, facial muscles can weaken with age, which takes a toll too.

Collagen loss also accentuates cellulites since the skin is thinner; it is less able to conceal the dimpled appearance of the skin due to imbalance of the connective tissue and fat in the body. The skin that is affected by laxity and sagging is the skin that is most fragile and thinnest not just in the body but also in the face. Most common affected areas in the face are the skin around the eyes, jawline and neck simply because the skin has no support to fight gravity.

To restore the jawline and smoothen out wrinkles, non-surgical treatments that are US FDA approved may be used to lift and contour the facial features that are affected by sagging.

The recommended treatments depend on various factors (social downtime, urgency to address concerns and budget) and will be discussed during consultation.