Why does skin sag?
The older we get, the more our skin is affected by time. Pigmentation spots, wrinkles, dark circles, cellulite… no one is immune to thesae skin imperfections, the signs of natural aging.
Whether on the face or the body, skin eventually wrinkles, creases and slackens! Skin sagging is therefore irreversible, but it can also occur at any age for other reasons.
There are three types of sagging skin:
Sagging due to yo-yo dieting or pregnancy: elastic fibers stretch when weight is gained. If you suddenly lose weight, sagging skin gradually regains its firmness but some minor sagging may remain.
Sagging skin due to weight loss after a long period of obesity: elastic fibers become accustomed to this prolonged stretching of the skin, and after weight loss, there may be excess skin. This type of sagging skin can only be treated by a surgical operation such as a body lift.
Sagging due to old age: elastin fibers, which are responsible for the skin’s structure and firmness, become increasingly scarce as we age, because the body functions more slowly. The same is true for the production of collagen, which is also essential for good skin quality.
- Sagging skin due to aging appears around the age of 50 and can be aggravated by certain factors:
- Menopause: because of its effects on hormones, menopause dries out the skin and increases sagging
- The sun: a true destroyer, the sun dries out the skin and kills the proteins and acids that keep it looking young.
- The effect of gravity accentuates the sagging of the skin
As we age, our face wrinkles, loses its volume (cheekbones, temples, etc.) and sags. Because of sagging skin, the face loses its usual shape and its beautiful appearance.
The areas affected by sagging skin
- The jawline / the jowls
- The neck
- The tail of the eyebrow
- The cheekbones
- The upper eyelids
- The arms
- The breasts
- The lower belly
- The inner thighs
- The buttocks
What solutions are available for sagging skin on the face?
Several solutions exist in aesthetic medicine to tighten, tone and rejuvenate the skin effectively:
The Ultraformer: the star treatments for skin sagging. The Ultraformer uses focused ultrasound to stimulate collagen production..These ultrasound waves act on the fibroblasts, the cells responsible for skin elasticity. Delivered more than 2 cm below the dermis, these ultrasound waves tighten and soften the skin. This technology is a real alternative to a surgical lift for the face, neck and décolleté in particular. This treatment is performed in 3 sessions, spaced one month apart each time.
Medical rejuvenation protocol: this extremely comprehensive protocol allows for effective facial rejuvenation. It includes an Ultraformer session to firm the skin, hyaluronic acid injections to fill in wrinkles and the application of lifting threads to redefine the face.
Just like the face, the body also suffers the effects of aging and specifically sagging skin. The skin softens and droops. Sagging skin can also be caused by major body changes such as yo-yo dieting or severe weight loss.
Medical treatments for sagging skin:
The ultraformer : thanks to focused ultrasound, the device stimulates collagen production. By heating the area to be treated, the body produces the collagen necessary to firm and rejuvenate the skin. This treatment is performed in 3 sessions, spaced one month apart each time. Collagen is stimulated several months after the session and the effects last for several years.
Regenerating lifting threads: this new generation of lifting threads is equipped with mini bi-directional cones that tighten the skin and spread volumizing glycolic acid as they are absorbed. The effects are natural and last for several years.
EMSculpt®: Emsculpt is a revolutionary treatment designed to tone the stomach and buttocks. In fact, each Emsculpt session is equivalent to 20,000 muscle contractions. Therefore, 4 sessions are equivalent to 6 months of intensive exercise. Many people complain of a sagging stomach, especially women who have given birth. EMSculpt® tones the abdomen for an indefinite period of time. The device also shapes the buttocks area and reduces sagging.