Treatment Options to Tighten or Lift Sagging Skin

When you look in a mirror, do you have an urge to push the skin up on the sides of your face or neck because just that little push makes you look younger? Gravity is usually blamed when skin starts to sag but the cause is more complicated.

As we age, not only does the foundation of bone and fat under the skin shrink, but our skin's underlying structure changes. Skin renews itself more slowly, produces less collagen, and has less elasticity. Like a worn out rubber band, skin that's lost elasticity no longer springs back.

Check you skin elasticity. Pinch the skin on the back of your hand between your thumb and index finger, hold it for 5 seconds, let go, and count how many seconds it takes to flatten. If it takes less than 2 seconds, your skin has the elasticity of someone under 30, three to four seconds means your skin's elasticity age is between 30 - 44, five to nine seconds and it's 45 - 60, and longer than 10 seconds and your skin is acting like it's more than 60. 

These changes, combined with genetic influences, sun exposure, dropping hormone levels and damaging habits like smoking, lead to slack, hanging skin.

And as if sagging skin isn't bad enough on its own, the stretched skin can make pores and scars look larger.

When sagging is mostly due to facial volume loss, restoring youthful proportions in the face with dermal fillers, fat and/or skin stimulants (also known as a "liquid facelift") will lift the skin back up & out, with natural-looking results.

When a loss of skin elasticity is contributing to sagging, multiple types of lasers and other devices can increase elasticity and collagen by applying energy or controlled wounds to the deeper skin levels.

At Skinspirations, the following treatments can help improve skin firmness and elasticity, anywhere on the body:

IPL Photofacial

SkinPen Microneedling

Profractional Laser Treatments

Radiofrequency or IPL Skin Tightening

Laser Genesis

Schedule a complimentary consultation at Skinspirations by registering online here or call us at 727-531-1978 for an appointment.