Sooner or later, the skin of the face eventually sags. From the thirties onwards, the first signs of ageing can be seen. Initially slightly relaxed, the skin sags more and more over time, resulting in a drooping face.
Thus, for both women and men, this phenomenon gives the impression of a tired and time-marked face. So what are the causes of this sagging and what are the remedies that can help to improve it?
Sagging facial skin: what is it?
Young women's faces are generally shaped like an upside-down triangle. The chin is the tip and the cheekbones the other vertices. But with time, the contours of the face become less defined, it is the slackening of the face.
Skin is made up of a multitude of cells bathed in a matrix composed of collagen and elastin fibers. 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 fulfill 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 is the primary cause of facial sagging. Similarly, hormonal variations, especially for women during menopause, can contribute to skin aging.
The sun is also an aggravating factor in facial sagging. Thus, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays prematurely reduces the production of collagen and elastin. The sun's rays also contribute to dryness and dehydration of the skin, leading to aging and sagging of the face.
Tobacco, especially the substances contained in cigarettes, are responsible for the destruction of the skin's elastic fibres. Thus, smoking is an aggravating factor in facial sagging.
Finally, diet can also have an impact on skin sagging. Indeed, a poor nutrition, as well as excessive weight gain and weight loss, contribute to skin loosening.
Sagging facial skin: how can you treat it?
Today, there are many treatments available to help facial sagging. Whether through aesthetic medicine with fillers or cosmetic surgery with facelift. These treatments allow the patient to regain a rejuvenated and redefined face.
When you notice a significant sagging of the face, it is best to talk to a specialist who will recommend you the best treatment according to your needs and expectations. He will also take into account the quality of your skin and the level of facial sagging in order to offer you a highly 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.