Hormones, gravity, weight gain... Sagging skin is caused by many factors. This means that, over time, the facial contours become blurred and less defined. This can be a source of insecurity, so many people are turning to cosmetic surgery or medicine. But what are the causes of sagging facial skin and how can you get rid of it?
Restoring your face to its true shape: what does this involve?
Young women’s faces are usually shaped like an upside down triangle. The chin is the tip of the triangle and the cheeks form the high points.
At 25 years old, the skin's ageing process begins. The production of collagen and elastin decreases and the face loses its firmness and elasticity. As a result, the first wrinkles appear from the age of 30.
However, it’s not until the age of 40 that you begin to see the shape of the face start to sag. Its contours become less distinct and jowls start to appear, separated from the chin by an indent. The triangle turns on its head, and the chin becomes the base.
Thus, over time, the sagging contours of the face end up being the cause of insecurity. Many people are turning to cosmetic surgery or medicine to improve their physical and psychological well-being.
Restoring your face to its true shape: what are the causes?
There are many reasons why the facial contours begin to sag. The main cause is drooping skin due to genetic reasons. Indeed, age is the main factor that causes the face to become less defined, because collagen and elastin production slows down.
Hormonal variation can also cause the facial contours to droop more quickly, for example, during menopause.
However, other factors can speed up the process and cause the face to age more quickly. For example, this can occur as a result of a poor diet or an increase in an excessive amount of weight. Indeed, a healthy diet can help keep the skin firm and elastic. Stress can also have an impact on skin ageing and sagging.
The sun, particularly UV rays, can destroy collagen and prevent it from being produced. In this way, prolonged exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles to appear and cause the facial contours to become less defined.
Tobacco is also an aggravating factor when it comes to facial sagging. As a matter of fact, certain substances contained in cigarettes have a negative effect on the skin, causing it to sag and become gaunt, but they can also cause an increase in wrinkles, particularly on the forehead.
Restoring your face to its true shape: how can you achieve this?
When patients experience sagging facial contours, it is advisable to consult a doctor who specialises in the treatment of wrinkles and facial sagging. In most cases, cosmetic medicine can achieve a result that is more than satisfactory. However, if the skin has sagged significantly, cosmetic surgery may be advised.
UL therapy and lifting are cosmetic treatments that allow you to restore your face to its original shape and regain a young, smooth look.
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Lasers and other techniques
Focussed ultrasound stimulates collagen synthesis and lifts the skin in a non-invasive way.
Focussed ultrasound (HIFU) tautens the skin, smooths wrinkles and destroys fat.
Treats the skin with multipolar radiofrequency and pulsed electromagnetic fields.