Loose and sagging skin occurs with age. At what age it occurs varies for each of us. Loose skin generally appears after age 35 is most people. Both internal and external factors cause this. Skin becomes less elastic. Firmness starts to fade. Skin looks less hydrated as we age. We recommend treating loose and sagging skin early in life. Most people start to experience sagging skin between the ages of 35 and 40.
Loose Skin - How It Develops
Every year we lose about one percent of skin collagen and elastin. This loss occurs underneath our epidermis. That equals about a teaspoon every year. The loss of both of these important components accelerates after age 50. Firm muscles underneath your skin can help. Despite being in top physical condition, everyone will experience loose skin at some point in life.
Loose skin on the neck is most common. Sagging skin on the face is also a concern by many. Additional patient concerns include loose skin under the chin. Sagging skin on the arms is another complaint. Sagging skin under the eyes, is another consistent complaint from our patients. Some refer to it as bags under the eyes. Sagging skin is often associated with dieting and the loss of fat. Reduction in collagen volume is our focus. Collagen loss is one reason for sagging skin. We can correct this.
Plastic surgeons are focused on cutting and lifting loose skin. But will that fix the problem? Lifting it, without considering volume loss is not enough. Stretching and tightening could result in an unnatural look. Surgeons in the past focused more on trimming "excess" skin and stretching it. But what about the volume loss of collagen and elastin? Volume will always be need replaced as we age, even with surgery.
Treat Sagging Skin By Restoring Collagen
Plastic surgery can be expensive. It can be a long painful recovery as well. Most people would rather avoid cosmetic surgery if possible. Spa Luxe focuses on non-surgical methods for treating sagging skin We do this with a combination of thread lifts, dermal fillers and plasma facials.
The triangle of youth is the perfect shape for your face. A young face is the "triangle of youth". This means the face is broadest at the cheeks just under the eyes. It is narrow at the chin.
Over time, the amount of collagen in the skin decreases. This is age-related collagen loss. The deflated support system causes loose and sagging skin. The aging face begins to change its appearance. It was once a triangle. It becomes a trapezoid with age. Plasma, fillers and threads restore skin to its original condition. This restores the triangle of youth in an older face.
To determine the combination of treatments required for each patient, our cosmetic nurses assess the whole face. We determine which treatments are needed, the order of the treatments and how many of each. To improve the lower third of the face, we address the upper two-thirds too. Volume loss in one area affects other areas as well.
Special Dermal Fillers Grow Collagen
We have special dermal fillers that grow or build collagen. These special fillers not only fill voids, but speed up the growth of collagen. These fillers are longer lasting because of this. We can use these fillers to make a mini face lift last longer.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is the key ingredient in these fillers. Our preferred collagen building filler is Radiesse from Merz Pharma. It allows practitioners to address face and neck areas of large volume loss. We use it for deeper facial lines and stubborn wrinkle lines as well.
We have many different cosmetic treatments in our arsenal to fight aging skin. Each has a unique purpose. Schedule a free consultation today. Let us assess what can be done to alleviate your concerns. Our board certified nurses are artisans. They will work with you to get the results you want.