What is loose skin?
Loose or sagging skin is a direct result of loss of collagen and a reduction of facial fat. The absence of facial fat causes skin to droop. As ageing reduces the amount of collagen produced, skin is not able to retain its elasticity, suppleness and radiance. Genetics and weight loss can also impact on the firmness and tautness of the skin on the face, as well as the body.
What causes loose skin?
Skin that is youthful is tight and firm, and also more resistant to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen and elastin keep skin looking and feeling healthy and younger looking. These natural proteins in the skin become depleted during the ageing process, making skin less stretchy, pliable and adaptable. This means that as you age, skin will naturally look looser and becoming saggy. Hormonal imbalances and menopausal changes will also impact on the elasticity of the skin.
Taking care of your skin whatever your age can help to minimize the signs of ageing. Loose skin caused by weight loss can be tightened and made firmer with a variety of treatments. Targeted firming creams contain concentrated levels of DMAE to smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face and neck.
Minimally invasive injectable treatments improve the tightness of the skin, whilst plumping it up, and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Contouring preserves the natural features of the face. Stimulating the collagen and elastin in the top layers of the skin, via skin peel treatment also helps to freshens up dull and tired looking skin.
A V Lift or non-surgical facelift will lift and tighten skin that is loose around the jowls and neck, producing results that are natural, without the need for downtime. The procedure also boosts collagen and elastin as it lifts and firms the skin.