A loss of elasticity most commonly causes sagging facial skin. This occurs naturally during the aging process, and as the skin gets older, it produces less collagen. Elastin is the main contribution in keeping skin youthful and taut, so as your body starts to produce less, the skin starts to sag.
Read on to learn the top contributing factors of sagging facial skin, and the four treatments that can defy gravity.
The Top Contributors of Facial Sagging
In addition to aging, other top contributors to sagging facial skin include:
Poor eating habits
Unhealthy lifestyle choices
Other environmental factors
Doing Your Part To Prevent Sagging Skin
Prevention is always the critical piece in keeping your skin from aging prematurely, so do your part by incorporating these tips:
Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays is critical to preventing age-related skin conditions and skin cancer. Applying sunscreen in the morning, and multiple times throughout the day will help keep your skin protected. Additionally, wearing wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses while spending time outdoors will help ward off facial sagging, wrinkles, sun spots, and other sun-related damage to your skin.
Invest In Your Skincare
It may seem like an obvious statement, but taking care of your skin with appropriate products and a dedicated skincare regime can do wonders for your appearance. Your skincare provider at Hinsdale Vein & Laser can offer guidance according to your skin type and make suggestions for which products will work best for you.
Check Your Sleep Position
Quality sleep is essential for maintaining optimal health. However, certain sleep positions can usher in an unwanted era of facial sagging. Pillow marks that etch themselves across your face as you sleep can ultimately become permanent. The manor in which your sheets and pillow push and pull your face into contorted positions for 7+ hours at night is a significant factor in facial sagging. Always attempt to sleep on your back, if possible. If you are a side or stomach sleeper, invest in a specialized pillow designed to lessen the damage your sleep position can cause to the appearance of your skin.
Treatments For Correcting Sagging Skin
If your skin is past the point of prevention, it’s time to invest in products and treatments to reverse the signs of aging. At Hinsdale Vein & Laser, we have an entire arsenal of in-office treatments and products specifically designed to help.
ZO Skin Health is a medical-grade comprehensive skincare system that caters to each skin type’s needs. This skincare line seamlessly blends therapeutic ingredients into daily skincare applications for continuously healthy skin. Preserve and maintain a more hydrated, youthful-looking complexion while improving and maintaining even skin tone and smaller pores.
Nonsurgical Skin Tightening
Tribella combines intense pulsed light (IPL) technology, Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF), and NanoFractional RF™ energy. These are applied in combination to allow patients to achieve diverse anti-aging with one procedure.
Tribella delivers direct bursts of energy into targeted areas of the skin, at a variety of depths. This leads to results including improved collagen production, lightened fine lines and wrinkles, and more even skin tone and texture.
Thread Lifts are the latest technology available to improve skin laxity and regenerate collagen. This minimally invasive treatment option delivers immediate and ongoing results with just a lunchtime procedure.
Excellent for a wide range of candidates hoping to improve sagging skin, most typically men and women anywhere between the ages of 35-70 with moderate skin laxity in the mid-face
Provides both immediate lifting and ongoing collagen regeneration, for results today and in the future
Minimally invasive with little to no downtime – no surgery or general anesthesia, and significantly less recovery than a traditional facelift
Far more affordable than a surgical facelift
Absorbable sutures dissolve naturally over time without visible scarring
Appropriate for a range of areas across the face, including the cheeks, jawline, and neck
Natural-looking results supported by the body’s collagen growth
Injectables and Fillers
Dermal fillers and other injectables can treat wrinkles, folds, and other signs of aging to fight facial sagging. Fillers can correct deep wrinkles, fill sagging under-eye bags, and restore the appearance of deflated cheeks.
Finding The Right Treatment For You
There are multiple ways in which you and your provider can help to ward off and even eliminate the aging effects of time. Scheduling a consultation appointment with Hinsdale Vein & Laser is the first step in finding the right treatment for you to achieve your desired results. Call us today to schedule an appointment.