What Causes Sagging Skin and How to Prevent It?

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As you enter your 30s or 40s, you may notice that your skin has started to lose elasticity. Loss of collagen causes sagging skin by weakening the skin’s support structure. As the skin begins to sag, lines and wrinkles become more noticeable. While you cannot prevent the effects of time on your skin, treatment can keep your skin looking youthful and lifted. 

What Causes Sagging Skin?

Many factors contribute to sagging skin. As we age, our skin produces less collagen. This vital protein forms the support that keeps your skin firm and smooth. Sun exposure can increase the rate of collagen loss, and so can exposure to other environmental factors. Genetics also plays a role, with some people developing sagging at a younger age than others. Gravity can also stretch and pull on the muscles, ligaments, and other structures that hold your facial structures in shape. 

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How Can I Prevent Sagging Skin?

You can take several everyday steps to slow the rate of aging and keep your skin firm. Your Levy Dermatology provider can help you develop a comprehensive anti-aging plan. Prevention methods include:

  • Consistent sun protection all over the face and body
  • A healthy, nutritious diet that supports skin health
  • Dermatologist-approved products that stimulate collagen production
  • Targeted serums that maintain skin strength

Those who follow these recommendations can often hold off signs of aging for years, but not forever. As skin laxity increases, you may benefit from more intensive methods of tightening and lifting. 

What Treatments are Available for Sagging Skin?

At Levy Dermatology, we offer a range of non-surgical treatments to tighten sagging skin. The best treatment for you depends on your skin type, the severity of skin laxity, and other skin concerns you might have. 


This highly effective combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy triggers collagen production. The tiny needles deliver the radiofrequency energy to the depth where it has the most benefit. 

Vivace™ RF Microneedling

This treatment combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy, but also adds anti-aging LED light energy for extra skin-lifting power. 

SkinPen® Microneedling

This precision microneedling device allows skin-firming treatment in small or delicate areas, such as around the eyes. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing

We offer a range of laser treatments that resurface the skin and trigger collagen production. We will choose a laser that achieves the results you want with minimal downtime. 


This revolutionary treatment is used around the neck and jowls, two areas most prone to sagging skin. A small cannula inserted under the skin uses radiofrequency energy to break up fat cells. The energy also tightens the skin, so the area looks slimmer and more toned. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Sagging Skin Treatment? 

We offer a sagging skin treatment for almost anyone. Good candidates want to see firmer skin with a more youthful lift. Our range of methods can treat any skin type and tone, giving you skin that looks tighter and smoother.

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Take the Next Step

To learn more about sagging skin treatment, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Jackson & Collierville, TN areas

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Learn more today about medical and cosmetic dermatology services today. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained medical staff at Levy Dermatology will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.