Sooner or later, the skin on your face will start to lose its original lifted form. From the age of thirty, you will begin to see the first signs of ageing. Initially, the skin is slightly distended but begins to sag more and more over time, giving your face a deflated look.
As a result, whether you are a man or a woman, this phenomenon gives the impression of a tired and time-worn face. But what are the causes and what solutions are out there?
Sagging facial skin: what is it?
Young women’s faces are usually shaped like an upside down triangle. The chin is the tip and the cheekbones form the other two points, but over time the facial contours become less well defined as the face begins to sag.
Skin is made up of a multitude of cells bathed in a matrix composed of collagen and elastin fibres. Collagen is produced by fibroblasts and gives the skin its firmness, allowing it to withstand stretching and tension. Elastin is also produced by fibroblasts and gives the skin its elasticity.
Initially, these different cells are continuously renewed. They are high-quality cells and fulfil their duties with ease. However, over time they become more fragile and their renewal slows down, reducing the skin’s firmness and causing the face to lose its plump nature.
The causes of sagging facial skin
Genetics are the main cause of facial deterioration. Indeed, certain people’s skin ages faster than others, however hormonal variations, particularly in women during menopause can also cause facial skin to sag.
The sun is also an aggravating factor when it comes to facial sagging. This is because prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays prematurely inhibits collagen and elastin production. The sun’s rays also dry and dehydrate the skin, causing the face to age and sag.
Tobacco, particularly the substances contained in cigarettes can destroy the elastic fibres in the skin. For this reason, smoking can make facial sagging worse.
Finally, diet can also have an impact on deteriorating skin. A poor diet and excessive weight gain can cause the facial skin to become slack.
Sagging facial skin: how can you treat it?
Nowadays, there are numerous treatments to tackle sagging facial skin. These include cosmetic medicine with filling products or cosmetic surgery such as lifting procedures. These treatments enable the patient to restore their face to its younger, more defined self.
When you notice your face beginning to sag significantly, it is a good idea to consult a specialist, who will be able to advise you on the treatment that is best suited to your needs and expectations. They will also take your skin’s qualities into consideration, as well as the degree of facial sagging in order to offer you the most satisfactory result.
I choose the best treatment for my sagging facial skin
Lasers and other techniques
Focussed ultrasound stimulates collagen synthesis and lifts the skin in a non-invasive way.
Use ultrasound and radio frequency to remove fat and tone the skin.
Uses radiofrequency and ultrasound to firm up the skin in a non-invasive manner.
Radiofrequency waves treat the signs of ageing and improves the skin’s texture.
Focussed ultrasound (HIFU) tautens the skin, smooths wrinkles and destroys fat.
Combines radiofrequency and ultrasound to rejuvenate the skin and treat skin lesions.
Radiofrequency broadcast using micro-needles to rejuvenate the face.