Saggy skin is the loosening of skin on the body or face.
DermMedica can help you restore a more youthful look. Sagging skin is a common sign of aging that may appear far earlier than it should, especially among those who work high-stress jobs or spend a lot of time in the sun. We can treat the early signs of aging and help you return to your true look. Through the use of gentle, modern technologies, we can make your skin appear tighter, smoother, and younger.
If you’re interested in learning more, you can set an appointment here on our website. There are many ways we can help you. See the information below to learn more about what causes skin sagging and what technologies we offer to help.
What Causes Skin Sagging?
Saggy skin over the body is a normal part of aging. Over time the skin loses its elasticity due to decreased levels of collagen and elastin production. Muscles in the face and body also begin to stretch combining to produce the appearance of sagging skin. Other reasons for sagging skin include:
- Severe Dehydration
- Regular Smoking
- Regular or Excessive sun exposure (UV radiation)
The most common reasons for saggy skin are aging, smoking and sun exposure. Over time, collagen and elastin depletes in our skin due to a variety of factors, but most notably genetic reasons. If you look like a family member who has very saggy skin then you are probably going to follow that same path without any type of intervention. However, there are definitely things you can do to slow down or treat saggy skin from taking its course on your face and on your life in general.
Most importantly is to avoid regular sun exposure because UV radiation breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin quicker so you appear to age quicker. Simple solution. Don’t smoke is another one because smoking ages your skin by closing off blood supply to your skin which makes it harder to repair itself after damage. Eat a healthy diet with no processed foods, this is important because your body makes new skin cells all the time and what you put in your mouth will eventually become new skin and other body parts in the future so if you put low quality food in your mouth, that’s all your body has to work with as a nutritional supplement to make a new you.
Get a lot of sleep, this is a simple one but sleep plays a huge role in our health and happiness so make sure you get as much as possible to enjoy what years you have on this big blue marble.