Many patients who visit Life Studios do so to address issues caused by sagging skin. Unfortunately, age-related collagen loss and damage from environmental factors can significantly reduce skin elasticity; causing the development of wrinkles, droopy eyelids, and even jowls. If you find that your outward appearance no longer matches how you feel inside because of sagging skin, Life Studios providers can administer a number of minimally-invasive skin tightening treatments.
Let’s take a closer look at what causes sagging skin and how the issue can be addressed.
Why Sagging Skin Occurs
There are many factors that lead to sagging skin. These include things like:
- UV radiation
- Other environmental factors (like cold, dry weather)
There’s more, however. Over time, the skin’s underlying support structure breaks down, robbing our face of the definition, plumpness, and resilience. Skin is a dynamic matrix, and it renews itself much more slowly as we age.
Further, genetics and weight changes also play a part in the development of sagging skin; resulting in feature changes such as jowls, hollow cheeks, and skin laxity under the chin. Once the skin starts to slacken, pores often are stretched out of shape, causing them to appear larger.
Treating Sagging Skin
There are several ways to address sagging skin. One of the treatment options offered here at Life Studios is Ultherapy.
Ultherapy treatments rely on ultrasound, or sound waves, to deliver energy to the skin’s foundational layers to boost collagen. This sagging skin treatment also includes the use of traditional ultrasound imaging. This allows your practitioner to examine the layers of tissue at the treatment site, to ensure that the energy is delivered to areas where it will produce the most effect.
It’s important to note that Ultherapy is one of the few minimally-invasive treatments that can reach the deep layers typically addressed in cosmetic surgery without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.
Further, this procedure has low instances of side effects, as ultrasound has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years.
When patients undergo Ultherapy treatments at Life Studios, they typically need only a single treatment with results partially showing right after treatment, and then further improving over the next 3-6 months as the body grows more collagen. Learn More
Personalized Sagging Skin Solutions
When you visit Life Studios for sagging skin treatments, you will notice the great care and compassion exercised by our providers. We work very hard to personalize the treatments to your unique needs, to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
In addition to Ultherapy treatments, your Life Studios provider can help you improve your at-home skin care routine to reduce future skin damage. This is a vital aspect of reducing the appearance of sagging skin in the future. However, the best results are achieved with a custom-tailored approach that takes your current skin condition into account.
For example, a good moisturizer may plump skin temporarily. However, if the cream is too heavy, it will clog oversized pores, which can lead to acne breakouts and the appearance of unsightly blackheads. Therefore, your Life Studios provider can help you choose some of the best at-home topical treatments that won’t clog pores while infusing your skin with active ingredients like:
- Vitamin A (known as retinol), to improve the skin shedding process. Retinoids affect gene expression and cause enhanced collagen production, skin smoothing, and even out pigmentation.
- Vitamin C, to repair skin damage. Some studies have shown that vitamin C may help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photo damage. It is also a vital component to skin hydration and a powerful antioxidant.