FACIAL SKIN LAXITY

Most people start noticing skin laxity (or sagging skin) as they age. Some may experience it sooner than others. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen, resulting in volume loss, and combined with gravity we have a recipe for sagging skin.

As we age, there are many changes within the skin on superficial, mid, and deepest layers of the tissue. There are two primary factors involved with aging skin: intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external) factors. Internal factors of aging are primarily based on our genetics, however external factors including climate, pollution, lifestyle, and stress are all controllable in anti-aging treatments.

In addition to the proteins that keep our skin firm and tight, our facial fat pads begin to shrink and shift apart, causing laxity (looseness) of the skin. With elastin bonds weakening and eventually breaking, our skin loses its ability to “bounce back.”

There are many factors that contribute to facial skin laxity and sagging skin, including genetics, diet, sun exposure and poor skincare.

FACIAL SKIN LAXITY

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Many of the factors involved with aging skin contribute to the sagging and laxity of facial skin, meaning that in some cases best results may come from a combination of skin tightening treatments and anti-aging treatments.

Profound RF combines radiofrequency with microneedling to treat sagging skin and loss of volume in the face and neck. It works by penetrating the skin at a precise depth with tiny needles before momentarily releasing a burst of radiofrequency energy (heat), which stimulates collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid resulting in tighter, more lifted skin.

Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the deep support layers of the skin, including those typically addressed in a surgical facelift. Small waves of focused energy penetrate to work from the inside-out to lift and tighten skin non-invasively.