08 Feb What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Sagging Skin?
Aging is an enemy that can’t be easily beaten as time passes by. Just as fine lines and wrinkles are signs of aging, sagging skin is as well. It is a natural occurrence of time and getting older. Skin sagging is just a fancy way of saying “the loss of elasticity” in your skin.
What Causes Sagging Skin?
Skin sagging is just the loss of elasticity in your skin. Skin elasticity is usually lost because of changes to our collagen and loss of collagen with the natural aging process. Collagen itself is a protein that can be found in the connective tissues in your body, including your muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, etc. It is also what provides skin its tone and tightness.
Skin cells need collagen for repair when they suffer from any type of injury. Skin elasticity depends largely on collagen production, which is reduced as we get older or after any kind of stress that affects skin cells like sunburn, smoking, poor nutrition, etc. Majority of people really notice the loss of skin elasticity in their 40s.
Different ways of stopping collagen degradation include using sunscreen daily for protection against ultraviolet light. UV light and environmental damage cause reactions at a cellular level where collagen breaks down faster than what your body can produce. This results in less elasticity and a decrease in skin tone and tightness.
Nonsurgical Methods to Getting Rid of Sagging Skin
Skin tightening methods can help improve collagen production and improve overall skin health.
Skin tightening methods include:
SkinPen Microneedling: Microneedling is a procedure that creates micro-damage to the surface of your skin. In turn, it creates thousands of microchannels that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process while minimizing cellular damage. It also helps your body produce more collagen, which can rejuvenate the skin from the inside out. SkinPen microneedling is FDA cleared and has been proven in clinical studies to work well with all skin types.
Chemical peels: This method uses different chemicals to peel off the top layer of skin to expose the new, healthy layer beneath. Chemical peels improve various skin conditions, including fine lines/wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, pigmentation, and more.
Laser Skin Tightening: A laser beam is focused on the target area that needs tightening. The heat from the laser will cause collagen production in the area, which will help tighten up the skin over time. Laser skin tightening is a widely popular treatment for sagging skin. Maintenance treatments can offer long-term results with minimal side effects.
Forma plus (RF technology) by In mode can also help tighten skin on the face and body.
Side Effects of These Sagging Skin Tightening Methods
These are all great methods for tightening loose skin; however, each of them comes with its own set of post-procedure care and potential side effects.
Microneedling: Your skin will be irritated and may be more sensitive for the first 24 hours after treatment. It is essential to avoid direct sun exposure and to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when going outside.
Chemical peels: Skin will be more sensitive to the sun (and heat) after a chemical peel, so it is vital to avoid sun exposure and use an adequate amount of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when going outside. In addition, the skin may also look red and inflamed after a peel. Depending on the depth of the chemical peel, this can subside within a few days, or it can take up to one week. Before being treated, make sure you discuss the depth and strength of any chemical peel, as you may need to schedule dedicated downtime.
Laser skin tightening: Just as with microneedling and chemical peels, the skin may be more sensitive to the sun after laser skin tightening, so it is essential to use a good sunscreen brand with an SPF of 30 or higher when going outside. Just like with a chemical peel, you may need to schedule dedicated downtime and will need to avoid direct sunlight for a period of time following your treatment. In addition, the skin may also look red and inflamed after laser treatment. This usually subsides within a few days.
Please consult with your aesthetic health care provider before deciding on any type of skin tightening procedure to ensure you are a candidate and to make sure you are aware of all the potential side effects that may occur. By being informed, you can then determine which treatment is the best one for you with your provider.
Skin tightening procedures are a great way to improve the look of sagging skin and improve overall skin health without surgery; however, it is essential to be aware of the possible side effects before undergoing any treatment.
Sagging skin can be very annoying and frustrating. Thankfully, there are nonsurgical ways to prevent this from happening and improve the health of your skin. Skin tightening methods nowadays can be nonsurgical and require little to no downtime.
Dahlia by WHA understands the need for youthfulness, and the staff at Dahlia are ready to help you as soon as possible. With their wide range of products and services meant for skin tightening purposes, you can be sure that you will be saying goodbye to sagging skin and hello to beautiful glowing, youthful skin. Blossom like a flower thanks to Dahlia by WHA!