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As we age, our skin starts losing its elasticity, becoming increasingly saggy and loose with each passing day, which can also be caused by various other factors. In any case, this condition is not favorable for one’s appearance and can make you feel older and less confident.
Surgeons worldwide have been addressing saggy skin with surgical solutions, but not everyone is comfortable with invasive treatment options, both physically and financially. In this blog we will give you a detailed insight into how to tighten the skin on face without surgery.
What is Saggy Skin?
Loose skin refers to the condition where the skin lacks its usual elasticity and firmness, resulting in sagging or wrinkling. This condition usually affects the appearance and makes one look older and dull. This can be a result of different factors, that are discussed ahead.
What Causes Saggy Skin?
Loose skin can be caused by several factors, the primary causes include:
The most common reason for loose skin is aging, and this is something we can’t avoid. As we age, our skin decreases the production of two important things called collagen and elastin, which helps keep our skin firm and elastic. Collagen gives our skin structure, and elastin helps it bounce back when it stretches. As we get older, the effects of everyday movements and exposure to the sun becomes more lasting, leaving our skin less able to return to its normal state.
Spending too much time in the sun can also affect our skin’s elasticity and collagen production. Sun damage caused by UV rays can harm our skin’s DNA, leading to early cell damage and the breakdown of collagen and elastin.
Losing a lot of weight quickly, having bariatric surgery, or going through pregnancy can lead to skin losing its volume. This means the fatty layer under our skin becomes thinner, and ligaments stretch. When this volume is lost rapidly, our skin doesn’t have enough time to adjust to our new body size, so it might need some extra help.
Smoking, like sun exposure, can make us look older before our time. The nicotine in cigarettes narrows the blood vessels in our skin’s outer layers. This disrupts blood flow, reducing the supply of oxygen and nutrients to our skin cells. Without these essential nutrients, our skin cells can die off, leading to less collagen and elastin production in our bodies.
Skin Tightening Treatments
Both surgical and non-surgical treatment options are available to fix the saggy and loose skin – the most popular surgical treatments include:
A surgical procedure that removes excess facial skin and tightens underlying tissues to restore a more youthful appearance, primarily targeting the lower two-thirds of the face, including the cheeks, jowls, and neck.
Neck Lift (Lower Rhytidectomy):
A procedure that addresses sagging neck skin and excess fat, focusing on concerns like a “turkey neck,” jowls, and sagging neck skin, typically performed under general or local anesthesia with sedation.
How to Tighten Skin on Face Without Surgery?
Surgical procedures may yield successful results, but they come with certain drawbacks. Surgical treatments can lead to bleeding, pain, and scarring. In contrast, non-surgical treatments generally have fewer side effects, with minimal or no bleeding, scarring, and only mild discomfort rather than significant pain.
Following are some of the most affordable and effective non surgical treatment options:
1) Morpheus8 Microneedling:
Morpheus8 is like a supercharged version of microneedling, a cosmetic treatment where tiny needles are used to boost collagen in your skin. It goes deeper and combines radio frequency. This treatment is faster and gives you tighter, smoother skin, improved skin tone, and more collagen. It also helps with issues like wrinkles, acne scars, and sagging skin. Its also popular amongst celebrities. During the session, a special device with tiny needles is used to heat your skin and stimulate collagen. It’s a quick and mostly painless treatment, and you may feel a bit like you have a sunburn afterward. Some people may need a few sessions for the best results.
2) Dermal Fillers:
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to add volume and fill in wrinkles, lines, and hollow areas. They can treat saggy and loose skin by restoring lost volume, providing support to the skin’s structure, and enhancing collagen production. This added volume lifts and tightens the skin, reducing the appearance of sagging and creating a smoother, more youthful look. Dermal fillers are commonly used in areas like cheeks, jawlines, and the lower face to improve skin elasticity and contour, effectively addressing saggy and loose skin concerns without surgery.
3) PDO Thread Lift
A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that involves inserting dissolvable PDO (polydioxanone) threads under the skin to lift and tighten sagging or loose facial tissue. These threads act as support structures and stimulate collagen production, improving skin elasticity and reducing saggy areas. As the threads dissolve over time, they leave behind a firmer, rejuvenated appearance. PDO thread lifts are particularly effective for addressing mild to moderate sagging in the face and neck, providing a non-invasive alternative to traditional facelift surgery with less downtime and minimal scarring.
Skin Tightening Treatments Near You
If you are searching for a cosmetic treatment option to fix the loose skin that aging has brought along, Syra Aesthetic’s Dr Syra Hanif is the best option for you. Dr Hanif is offering premium non surgical solutions for skin tightening with years of experience. Her Med Spa is one of the leading Med Spas in NYC. Get your appointment booked today.
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More