The protein that keeps our skin looking youthful and radiant is collagen and it is the most abundant protein in our bodies. However, as we age we rapidly lose our ability to produce collagen and our skin’s elastin also weakens. Collagen and elastin work together. Collagen provides the support to make our skin firm and smooth and elastin makes our skin soft and pliable (ability to expand and retract). In addition, muscles supporting our skin also weaken with age. The weakening of our collagen, elastin, and muscles supporting our skin can cause the onset of loose and saggy skin. This can give rise to the need for non-surgical face-lifts and skin tightening treatments for the face and neck; body skin tightening for the décolletage, stomach, legs, around the knees and back; and for the buttocks, a non-surgical butt lift.
While aging is a major contributor to the loss of collagen it is not the only factor impacting our collagen production. Environmental, lifestyle, and nutritional factors also affect our collagen production. Excessive sun exposure; deficiency in certain vitamins and minerals; stress and trauma; lack of good quality sleep; caffeine, smoking and alcohol; and lack of exercise are some of the main contributing factors.
People seeking treatment for loose and saggy skin (skin laxity) do so to restore a more youthful appearance, to enhance their feeling of well-being and to boost their confidence.
(Results may vary with each individual and are not guaranteed)
Surgery is likely the best option for treating excessively loose and saggy skin on the face, neck and body. However, with any surgery there are additional risks and costs to consider and longer downtime too. If your saggy skin is mild to moderate, non-surgical options using radio frequency (RF) energy may be a better alternative to consider. One of the leading non-surgical RF skin tightening technology is provided by Inmode through its Forma and Forma Plus RF platforms.
Non-surgical face-lifts using RF energy for facial skin tightening and for body skin tightening have been successful in alleviating loose and saggy skin conditions. Forma and Forma Plus use RF energy to heat the underlying dermis of the skin to stimulate the growth of new collagen and to restore the elastin in your skin; without harming the outer layer of the skin. This results in skin that looks tighter, smoother and more radiant; and because the correction occurs over many weeks the results look more natural too. Forma and Forma Plus firms, lifts, and tightens the skin providing a solid alternative to surgery for loose and saggy skin on the face and body.
Complementing your in-clinic treatments with some at-home skin care will also help. Implementing a plan to manage the effects of the environmental and lifestyle stressors on your skin (discussed above) is an absolute first step. In addition, a good quality organic collagen supplement may help and of course there is always the option of indulging in a bowl of bone broth which is known to be incredibly rich in collagen.
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