What Causes Sagging Skin?
Sagging skin – also known as decreased skin laxity – is a natural part of the aging process, resulting from damaged collagen and elastin in the dermis. As we age, skin’s collagen and elastin levels begin to break down, causing a loss of elasticity, turgor, and firmness. At the same time, gravity pulls this weakened skin south, causing noticeable sagging around the jawline and lower facial region.
Sagging skin can also increase the visibility of skin wrinkles, fine lines, and facial folds. Our radiant skin-smoothing treatments and laser therapies can help lift away your worries and tighten your appearance. Benefits of our sagging skin treatments include confidence-boosting results, younger-looking skin, no surgical intervention, little downtime, and long-lasting results.
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What Treatments Are Available?
During your consultation, your Levy Dermatology Provider will create a facial map on how we can restore lost features, enhance your overall complexion, tone, texture and overcome sagging and wrinkling. Our menu of sagging skin treatments include:
EmbraceRF Facetite and Accutite – If your jawline has lost definition, restore it with customized contouring with Facetite. This device can restore the contour of the jawline and improve jowling around the chin.
Dermal Fillers– Designed to volumize facial tissues while holding firm, dermal fillers can hydrate your skin while keeping its structure secure. The structural improvement leads to an improvement in the appearance of sagging skin just like blowing up a beach ball can remove the wrinkles present when air is absent. Levy Dermatology offers fillers in the JUVEDERM® and Restylane® families as well as others.
Morpheus8™ Microneedling – Morpheus8™ RF Microneedling triggers the body’s self-healing process causing it to produce higher levels of collagen and elastin. Rapid cellular turnover occurs, helping to tighten the skin.
What Results Will I See?*
Results largely depend on the type of sagging skin treatment selected. However, most clients can expect improvement in facial folds and skin sagging, with the best results seen around the jawline and lower facial region.
Is There Any Downtime?*
Downtime depends on the treatment but is usually mild and short-lived with all of our skin tightening treatments.